A Quality Program
Thinking about what to look for in a school library program and how to evaluate it can bring your program closer to its 21st century potential.
- Program Evaluation Tool: This tool emphasizes attributes that support student learning and the mission of the school. It can be used by librarians, principals and the education community to review the school’s library program. One way to do this would be to gather evidence over a period of time as suggested below each item, and then review it as a team to determine strengths and areas for growth. It might also be used by the librarian as a tool to reflect on the program and plan for the future. Conducting a program evaluation every three to five years will help the program continue to move forward.
- Why Should Principals Support School Libraries? by Gary Hartzell (ERIC Digest, ED470034, 2002)