Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Guidelines for successful media specialists are available from a variety of reputable sources, but specific criteria and measurement tools for evaluation by school administrators either are not in place or are not implemented. The purpose of this videotape was to portray the variety of criteria which can be incorporated by administrators for the evaluation of school media specialists.
The program opened with the title Evaluation of School Library Media Specialists. The videotape presented criteria administrators can use in evaluating school media specialists. The criteria were presented in a direct, clear-cut approach using graphics and staged scenarios. Dr. Connie Erpelding, Ed.D., provided the introduction and explained the importance of a school media center and the media specialist responsible for its success. A narrator explained the various criteria as graphics appeared. The graphics were of the different roles of the media specialist and the nine standards presented in Information Power. The scenarios were staged in three different school media centers, and the characters acted out the various stages of the evaluation process as the voice-over explains the video. Characters included administrators, media specialists, teachers, and students. Rolling credits with music closed the production. As intended by the videotape, a school library media specialist is vital to student achievement, therefore the evaluation of the media specialist is crucial. Evaluation of the media specialist by the school administrator who is familiar with the national standards will help insure the professional growth of the library media specialist which will result in increased student learning
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2002 Pamela J. Wible
Wible, Pamela J., "Evaluating School Media Specialists" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 4106.