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Action Planning - NYSED SLMPE Rubric

To aid in the planning process, NYSED provides action planning guidance and a template that will assist administrators and school librarians in the development of objectives, for their school library media program:

We encourage you to review the action planning guidance before using the action planning template.

To assist in your development of your action plan, the following suggested readings and web resources below are offered to guide you in your use of the template:

Additional Reading

Report from the field: Outcome evaluation of the library media program on information literacy skills in Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.

Citation: Bailey, Gail C., and Myra A. Paul. "Report from the field: Outcome evaluation of the library media program on information literacy skills in Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland." Teacher Librarian, vol. 39, no. 5,  2012: pp. 46-49.

Description: The article discusses the effects of a library media program on the acquisition of literacy skills of students within Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools.

Highly Effective School Library Programs

Citation: Colorado Department of Education. "Highly Effective School  Library Programs." Colorado Department of Education, n.d.

Description: The Highly Effective School Library Program provides lifelong learning opportunities while supporting all schools as they strive to improve student achievement and prepare students for 21st century success. The document offers a rubric that evaluates planning.

School Libraries: A Plan for Improvement

Citation: Douglas, Jonathan, and Sue Wilkinson. "School Libraries: A Plan for Improvement." National Literacy Trust, n.d.

Description: The National Literacy Trust undertook a survey of 17,000 pupils to offer a series of recommendations based on the data collected.

Preparing A School Library Program Development Plan

Citation: Iowa Department of Education. "Preparing A School Library Program Development Plan." Iowa Department of Education, n.d.

Description: The article describes the planning process from vision through assessing needs, planning improvements, implementing plans and evaluating progress. An excellent introductory article with resources for further reading. It includes a sample development plan with action plan checklist.

Web Resources - Action Plans

School Library Mission Statements, Action Plans, Action Research, and Annual Reports

Citation: Bertland, Linda. "School Library Mission Statements, Action Plans, Action Research, and Annual Reports." Resources for School Librarians, 2015.

Description: Collection of action plans that detail the steps needed to achieve the mission and defines how to evaluate progress.

Danvers School Library Media Center Long Range Plan 2011-2016

Citation: Distasio, Ann, Karen Sekiguchi, and Sarah Woo. "Danvers School Library Media Center Long Range Plan 2011-2016." Danvers Public Schools, n.d.

Description: Long range plan features satisfaction surveys and community profile.

Idaho School Library Action Plan

Citation: Idaho Commission for Libraries. "Idaho School Library Action Plan." Idaho Commission for Libraries, 2014.

Description: The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has developed the following plan as a roadmap for school library development.

Blenheim Elementary/Middle School Library Media Center Long Range Plan 2011-2012

Citation: Ladson, Brenda L. "Blenheim Elementary/Middle School Library Media Center Long Range Plan 2011-2012." Blenheim Elementary Middle School, n.d.

Description: Long range plans include mission statement, personal goals, and instructional units.

Massachusetts School Library Association - Long Range Planning

Citation: "Massachusetts School Library Association - Long Range Planning." Massachusetts School Library Association, 2013.

Description: Plans from several member schools of the Massachusetts Library Association.

Sunderland Public Library Long Range Plan 2011-2016

Citation: McCormick, Sheila. "Sunderland Public Library Long Range Plan 2011-2016." Sunderland Public Library, 2010.

Description: Public library long range plan for Sunderland, Massachusetts with mission statement and community profile.

New Haven Unified School District Library Media Improvement Plan 2006-2010

Citation: "New Haven Unified School District Library Media Improvement Plan 2006-2010." New Haven Unified School District, 2010.

Description: Detailed school improvement plan includes research findings.

Library Long Range Plan 2012-2016

Citation: Pentucket Regional High School Library. "Library Long Range Plan 2012-2016." Pentucket Regional High School Library, n.d.

Description: Long range 2012 - 2016 plan for Pentucket Regional High School Library with results of student and staff surveys.

Highly Effective School Library Program Action Plan 2012-2013

Citation: Arias, Erika. "Highly Effective School Library Program Action Plan 2012 - 2013." Ryan Elementary STEAM School, 2012.

Description: Action plan for the library media program at Ryan Elementary STEAM School.

Sample Goals & Objectives

Citation: "Sample Goals & Objectives." Wisconsin Information & Technology Planning Resources, n.d.

Description: This Google document offers sample goals and objectives for school librarians.

Objectives and Action Plan 2009-2014

Citation: WPS Library Program. "Objectives and Action Plan 2009-2014." Objectives and Action Plan 2009-2014 - WPS Library Department. WPS Library Department, n.d.

 Description: 2009-2014 objectives and action plan for library program in the Westwood Public Schools.

Action Planning Templates

Citation: All Kinds of Minds. "Sample Action Plan: Creating a School for All Kinds of Minds." All Kinds of Minds, 2010.

Description: Sample planning template to organize short-term and long-term goals.

Action Example Template

Citation: American Association of School Libraries. "Action Example Template." American Library Association, 2009.

Description: Example template excerpted from “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action” by the American Association of School Librarians.

Planning Guides

Library Media Program: Program Planning

Citation: Lamb, Annette, and Larry Johnson. "Library Media Program: Program Planning." EduScapes.

Description: The website outlines the steps of library media program planning. 

Developing a SMART Action Plan

Citation: Leeds University Library. "Developing a SMART Action Plan." Leeds University Library, n.d.

Description: Four activities to learn more about SMART planning and how to develop a skills action plan using the SMART criteria.

Be S.M.A.R.T! Take Action!

Citation: Bolstad, Marnie, Jennifer Dimmick, Ethel Downey, Chris Swerling, and Fran Zilonis. "Be S.M.A.R.T! Take Action!" American Library Association, 2013.

Description: This is from a presentation by Marnie Bolsted et. al at the AASL National Conference.

Long Range Planning Guide: A Workbook for Massachusetts School Library Media Centers

Citation: Markuson, Carolyn, Mary F. Zilonis, and Mary B. Fincke. "Long Range Planning Guide: A Workbook for Massachusetts School Library Media Centers." New York State Education Department, 1999.

Description: A workbook for Massachusetts library media centers.

Budget

Preparing for an Annual Budget Request

Citation: "Preparing for an Annual Budget Request." Iowa Town School Library, n.d.

Description: Resource offers advice for preparing school library budgets.

Budget Request Template

Citation: "Budget Request Template." Iowa Town School Library, n.d.

Description: Example of filled budget request template.

Resource Guides

AASL Resource Guides for School Library Media Program Development

Citation: American Library Association. "AASL Resource Guides for School Library Media Program Development." American Library Association, n.d.

Description: Website with a working bibliography of internet resources gathered by AASL staff and members.