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UESLS – Standards and Descriptors Overview

STANDARDS AND DESCRIPTORS OVERVIEW

1. INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER

1.1 ENGAGES AND COLLABORATES 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.

1.2 ENGAGE AND COLLABORATES WITH TEACHERS

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

1.3 TEACH THE LIBRARY CORE

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

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.

1.5 TEACH THE LIBRARY CORE

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

1.6 TECHNOLOGY

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

1.7 TECHNOLOGY

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

1.8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

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

 

2. LIBRARY TEACHER

2.1 WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE

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

2.2 WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE

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

2.3 ENGAGE READERS

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

2.4 ENGAGE READERS

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

2.5 RECOGNIZE THE DIVERSITY OF PATRONS

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

2.6 RECOGNIZE THE DIVERSITY OF PATRONS

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

 

3. 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 seeking.

3.2 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

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

3.3 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

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

3.4 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

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

3.5 CATALOGING

An accomplished Library-Teacher maintains accurate MARC records.

3.6 STRATEGIC PLANNING

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

3.7 POLICIES

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

3.8 ASSESS THE PROGRAM

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

3.9 ETHICAL STANDARDS

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

3.10 RELATIONSHIP WITH ADMINISTRATORS

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

3.11 RELATIONSHIP WITH ADMINISTRATORS

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

3.12 ADVOCACY

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

 

4. LEADER

4.1 MASTER LIBRARY TEACHER

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

4.2 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished Library-Teacher seeks further education and knowledge.

4.3 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

4.4 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

4.5 LIFE LONG LEARNER

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

 


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