The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) recognizes the critical role librarians play in students’ academic achievement and life success. Librarians are respected and supported as integral team members responsible for assisting in the delivery of student related activities. The librarian evaluation process supports the continuous growth of librarians as active members of school communities to improve student learning.
The U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Librarian Effectiveness Guidebook details the evaluation process for all librarians across the territory. In addition, this webpage provides access to important information and documents that librarians and principals use to evaluate and reflect on librarian performance. The required forms are also available in TalentEd, the VIDE electronic human resources management system.
Librarian Standards describe the role, responsibilities, and competencies of librarians to guide them in their professional practice and growth. The ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians were approved by Specialty Areas Studies Board (SASB) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), October 24, 2010.
A framework (also called a rubric) describes standards of practice in observable and measurable terms and articulates performance progression or levels of performance. A framework focuses the evaluation on practices that are most important. After studying evaluation systems in use across the country, the Task Force subcommittee decided to adapt the Danielson Rubric for School Librarians/Media Specialists. The Task Force subcommittee revised language in the rubric to represent local contexts and priorities. They also created list of evidence that could be used to determine performance levels. The framework describes the domains and components across four levels of performance: Unsatisfactory, Basic, Proficient, and Distinguished. The descriptors under each level help librarians understand how to improve their practice and grow in the profession.
Three measures have been selected for librarian evaluation. All are aligned to the VI Librarian Standards and Framework to provide fair and accurate evaluation of librarian practice.
The Observation/Artifact Review is comprised of four components based on the four domains of the framework. Through discussion, the librarian and administrator will discuss individual components and the evidence that will be collected for the evaluation (artifacts and/or observation) to measure performance on the selected components.
Each librarian is required to complete a professional growth plan as part of his or her evaluation process. The growth plan includes two goals: a growth goal and a collaborative goal. U.S. Virgin Islands Librarian Effectiveness Guidebook provides instructions, for developing and completing a Professional Growth Plan (PGP). The Professional Growth Plan template can be found on this site under Resources and in TalentEd.
Being present is an important professional requirement for all employees of the VIDE. Librarians play a significant role in instruction and support of students as well as school activities, therefore it is important that librarians are on time and present. Librarian Time contributes 10% of the total summative evaluation score for all librarians. Librarian Time is determined by attendance and tardies in TimeForce and is scored using the rubric in the VIDE Attendance Policy.
Timeline SY 2016-17
Professional Growth Plan (PGP)
Mid-Year Check-in Meeting