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UESLS – EVIDENCE EXAMPLES

EVIDENCE EXAMPLES

The following pages contain examples of the kind of evidence to collect to show expertise and compliance with each of the Utah Effective Librarian Standards. This will help you as you choose your Action Plan indicators or need to provide documentation for your principal.

  1. INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER

1.1 ENGAGE AND COLLABORATE WITH TEACHERS

An accomplished Library-Teacher uses their knowledge of the Utah Core Curriculum to collaborate with teachers on their subjects and provide appropriate resources for faculty and staff.

  1. Copies or links to Utah State Core and the Common Core.
  2. Teacher schedules.
  3. Minutes and notes from department meetings.
  4. Materials orders plus analysis.
  5. Collaboration schedules and minutes.
  6. Checkout printouts and book lists for units.
  7. Pathfinders and reference guides.
  8. Lesson plans and teaching schedules.

1.2 ENGAGE AND COLLABORATE WITH TEACHERS

An accomplished Library-Teacher strives to be an instructional partner to every classroom teacher.

  1. Shelf list with correlation to curriculum.
  2. Circulation statistics
  3. Schedules, agendas and minutes of meetings.
  4. Email exchanges.
  5. Resource lists.
  6. Lesson plans.
  7. Library scheduling and teaching calendars.
  8. Material orders.

1.3 TEACH THE LIBRARY CORE

An accomplished Library-Teacher ensures that students and teachers can utilize library facilities, resources and technology.

  1. Agendas, handouts and notes from meetings with new teachers and students.
  2. Lesson plans for orientation.
  3. Research skills scope and sequence.
  4. Lesson plans for research skills.
  5. Library calendars

1.4 TEACH THE LIBRARY CORE

An accomplished Library-Teacher knows Utah Library Media Core Standards and established research processes and collaborates with teachers to integrate them into the instructional program.

  1. Links to Utah Core Curricula.
  2. Handouts from training meetings.
  3. Lesson plans.
  4. Videos.
  5. Library instruction scope and sequence.

1.5 TEACH THE LIBRARY CORE

An accomplished Library-Teacher reflects on and adjusts their instructional program continually.

  1. Links to Utah Core Curricula.
  2. Library instruction scope and sequence.
  3. Patron surveys.
  4. Graded assignments.
  5. Pre and Post tests.
  6. Emails.

1.6 TECHNOLOGY

An accomplished Library-Teacher is a technology leader in their school.

  1. Computer hardware and applications.
  2. Handouts from professional development.
  3. Certificates.
  4. Staff development handouts and lesson plans.
  5. Lesson plans.

1.7 TECHNOLOGY

An accomplished Library-Teacher advocates and models good use of electronic resources, including the use of Pioneer databases and other state resources.

  1. Lesson plans.
  2. Emails.
  3. Library instruction scope and sequence.
  4. Handouts.

1.8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher creates staff development opportunities to build information and technology literacy.

  1. Notes and emails.
  2. Chart of interaction.
  3. Teacher surveys.
  4. Class lists, handouts, lesson plans.

 

  1. LIBRARY TEACHER

2.1 WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE

An accomplished Library-Teacher is warm, friendly and approachable.

  1. Patron surveys.
  2. Notes and counts of interactions with students.
  3. Plans for addressing patron concerns.

2.2 WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE

An accomplished Library-Teacher’s library reflects their style and personality.

  1. Posted library hours.
  2. Library staffing schedules.
  3. Floor plan, including traffic patterns.
  4. Photos of displays.
  5. Historic floor plans and photos.

2.3 ENGAGE READERS

An accomplished Library-Teacher uses their knowledge of current fiction and non-fiction literature to help individuals connect to reading.

  1. Personal reading log (Web 2.0 or paper).
  2. Book orders.
  3. Book suggestions from patrons.
  4. Library websites and social media accounts.
  5. Book group schedules, pictures, reports.

2.4 ENGAGE READERS

An accomplished Library-Teacher fosters reading by continually promoting books in new and interesting ways.

  1. Photos of book displays.
  2. Lesson plans.
  3. Contest schedules, handouts, entries, photos.
  4. Booktalks, videos, handouts.
  5. Book lists, bookmarks, reading lists for patrons.
  6. Web 2.0 book promotions.

2.5 RECOGNIZE THE DIVERSITY OF PATRONS

An accomplished Library-Teacher knows their patrons and serves them accordingly.

  1. Collection analysis for age and interests

2.6 RECOGNIZE THE DIVERSITY OF PATRONS

An accomplished Library-Teacher uses a variety of techniques and teaching styles.

  1. Handouts from professional development.
  2. Lesson plans and adjusted lesson plans.
  3. Class schedules.

 

  1. LIBRARY MANAGER

3.1 MAINTAIN AN ORGANIZED LIBRARY

An accomplished Library-Teacher creates an inviting space where patrons can easily locate and access what they are looking for.

  1. Shelf list highlighting key sections of the collection which are complicated and indicative of efforts to standardize the placement of the books by subject and others that can illustrate flexibility to shelve books as the students and patrons actually use them.
  2. Show and Tell – this is an opportune way to show off the library as an administrator tours the facilities.
  3. Take pictures.

3.2 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher administers a library budget that meets their short-term needs and their long-term goals.

  1. Yearly and three-year purchasing plans and completed purchase orders.
  2. Spreadsheet that shows how expenditures relate to the plans, immediately and over time.

3.3 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher identifies the patrons of their library and purchases materials that reflect their diverse abilities and interests.

  1. Three-year purchasing plan and show evidence of following the plan with purchases.
  2. Student request binder and gather evidence of why items were or were not purchased.
  3. Emails showing solicitation of teacher feedback; print emails with teacher requests.
  4. Reports showing the books in the library arranged by Lexile level. Correlate the list with school or district test scores.
  5. Notes, emails, or minutes showing meetings with teachers about their curricular needs; show evidence of specific purchases supporting those requests.

3.4 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher regularly analyzes their collection to identify materials that need to be replaced or updated.

  1. Report before weeding and corresponding report after weeding showing changes in the age of collection as a whole.
  2. Reports from before and after weeding showing the ages of specific parts of the collection most affected by the purchasing plan and weeding plan.
  3. Three-year purchasing plan.

3.5 CATALOGING

An accomplished Library-Teacher maintains accurate MARC records.

  1. Shelf list showing where certain series and non-fiction subject books reside within the collection. It would be helpful to print “before” and “after” lists to show the results of your action plan.
  2. Catalog search results before re-cataloging books, identifying books scattered throughout the collection and new search results showing the results of re-cataloging.

3.6 STRATEGIC PLANNING

An accomplished Library-Teacher develops a strategic plan that focuses and guides the library’s purpose and direction.

  1. School CSIP (Comprehensive School Improvement Plan) and create a one-year and three-year strategic plan supporting that plan.
  2. Successive years’ plans.
  3. Lesson plans and other items showing progress on the plans.

3.7 POLICIES

An accomplished Library-Teacher creates and maintains effective library policies.

  1. Relevant school and district policies.
  2. Current library policies.
  3. List of necessary policy changes.
  4. Updated policies and examples of all changes.

3.8 ASSESS THE PROGRAM

An accomplished Library-Teacher collects and analyzes data to create a more effective program.

  1. Circulation data over several years.
  2. Scheduling calendars showing teachers’ and others’ library use.
  3. Track the number of students and others coming through the library doors.
  4. Emails and minutes showing meetings with teachers to discuss needs and curriculum.
  5. Notes of personal interactions with students
  6. Circulation statistics and collection areas to target. Emails, minutes and/or photos of efforts to increase circulation.
  7. Patron surveys. Results and actions taken in response to those results.

3.9 ETHICAL STANDARDS

An accomplished Library-Teacher interacts with patrons in a respectful, ethical manner.

  1. District and other copyright policy resources.
  2. Lesson plans for copyright policy instruction to teachers.
  3. Lesson plans showing instruction of student copyright compliance.

3.10 RELATIONSHIP WITH ADMINISTRATORS

An accomplished Library-Teacher works with the administration to create an effective library program.

  1. Emails to administrators and their responses.
  2. Documentation of administrator visits to the library.
  3. Surveys, newsletters and reports for administrators.
  4. Results and notes of any performance reviews.

3.11 RELATIONSHIP WITH ADMINISTRATORS

An accomplished Library-Teacher works with the administration to create a positive school environment.

  1. Minutes and lists showing membership and involvement in school committees.
  2. Attendance at faculty meetings.
  3. Library goals and plans and documentation of how they relate to and support the CSIP.
  4. Programs or photos of school programs.

3.12 ADVOCACY

An accomplished Library-Teacher promotes their library program by collaborating with in-school and community resources.

  1. A library website.
  2. Newsletters, newspaper articles, and blogposts with personal contributions
  3. Twitter feed and Facebook history.
  4. News releases
  5. Library calendar, highlighting other uses of the library space and resources.
  6. Emails and minutes showing interaction with the public librarian.
  7. Lesson plans created and taught in conjunction with the public librarian.
  8. Booklists and resources created for and with the public librarian.

 

  1. LEADER

4.1 MASTER LIBRARY TEACHER

An accomplished Library-Teacher is endorsed through an ALA approved master’s program

  1. Diploma and other documentation of library education.

4.2 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher seeks further education and knowledge.

  1. This document with an inventory of strengths and weaknesses and an action plan.
  2. Bookmarks of important library websites and contact information of local resources.
  3. Agendas, minutes and notes of professional development classes.
  4. Agendas and notes from meetings with district librarians.

4.3 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher engages in the wider library community.

  1. Programs and notes from state-level workshops and conferences.
  2. Current subscriptions of professional journals.
  3. Bookmarks of and notes from professional websites.
  4. Membership cards from professional organizations.
  5. Programs and notes from national conferences.
  6. Emails, Newspaper articles, letters to the editor, minutes from government and school board meetings.

4.4 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher actively shares their expertise with other librarians.

  1. Session plans and handouts from personal presentations.
  2. Board and committee membership lists.
  3. Notes and minutes from workshops and classes.

4.5 LIFE LONG LEARNER

An accomplished Library-Teacher seeks opportunities for personal growth and develops new interests.

  1. Photos, Web 2.0 posts, tickets and memorabilia.

 

 

 

 

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