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					                        November 3, 2008


                                                        ROUND ROCK ISD
                       2008-2009 Library Services Department Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal I:       Accelerate TAKS gains for economically disadvantaged, African American, and Hispanic students to reduce the
                        achievement gap
Leadership:               Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                           both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                           are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                          Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and           Data Collected and Analyzed: Data Collected and Analyzed: Math/Science TAKS to include all student
Analysis:                  groups, TEKS and SE’s, Benchmark Data, AEIS Report
Student Stakeholder       Data Trends: Well staffed libraries with adequate funding for resources result in improved student
Focus:                     performance. Data driven intervention improves student performance.
Professional              Training Needs: Workshops on creating TAKS Support Plans, Shared time to discuss implementation of
Development/Human          TAKS Support Plans
Resources Focus:
Change Strategy:        Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                            Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                            Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                            Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                            Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                            Gain active engagement from family and community
                            Build sustaining leadership capacity



                                                          Start       Finish                                              Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and         Date         Date              Responsibility                  Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                  00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   Identify which TEKS and/or TAKS objectives         10/2008      11/2008     Librarians                       Time to examine data
     should be taught and reinforced in library

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      instruction for the above sub populations.
 2.   Designate what teaching strategies to use when         10/2008   11/2008   Librarians               Time to plan
      teaching these sub populations.
 3.   Ask teachers to help identify students who fall into   10/2008   5/2009    Librarians               Time to work with teachers
      these groups.
 4.   Collaborate with teachers to teach lessons in the      10/2008   5/2009    Librarians               Time to work with teachers
      library or the classroom to improve student
      performance on identified TEKS and TAKS
      objectives.
 5.   Analyze 2009 TAKS Data                                 6/2009    6/2009    Librarians               Time to examine data
 6.
 7.
 8.


Process Results (Benchmarks & Others): Benchmark results, TAKS results, Library Services District Annual Report, Statistical Usage Report
for Online Databases.


Strategic Results (TAKS): TAKS results




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                                                        ROUND ROCK ISD
                                         2008-2009 District Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal II:      Increase the percentage of underrepresented minority students enrolled in Advanced Placement, Dual Credit,
                        International Baccalaureate, and Algebra 1 (middle school) courses
Leadership:               Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                           both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                           are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                          Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and           Data Collected and Analyzed:
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder         Data Trends:
Focus:
Professional                Training Needs: Time for librarians to share what they are doing to promote this goal
Development/Human
Resources Focus:
Change Strategy:        Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                            Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                            Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                            Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                            Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                            Gain active engagement from family and community
                            Build sustaining leadership capacity



                                                          Start       Finish                                              Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and         Date         Date              Responsibility                  Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                  00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   In the library, publicize and make available       10/2008      12/2008     Librarians                       Time to create displays and to
     information on these courses.                                                                                work with counselors and

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                                                                                            teachers
 2.   In high schools and middle schools, libraries will   10/2008   12/2008   Librarians   Time to create display posters
      display posters about ACC Dual Credit Courses.
 3.   Encourage and support math research and              10/2008   5/2009    Librarians   Time to work with teachers
      emphasize knowledge and use of algebra.
 4.   At elementary and middle schools, invite high        01/2009   3/2009    Librarians   Time to plan with counselors
      school AP students to explain why they should                                         and teachers
      consider taking AP courses.
 5.
 6.
 7.
 8.
Process Results (Benchmarks & Others):

Strategic Results (TAKS):




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                                                         ROUND ROCK ISD
                                          2008-2009 District Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal III:      Increase the high school completion rate for economically disadvantaged, African American, and Hispanic
                         students
Leadership:                Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                            both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                            are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                            Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and            Data Collected and Analyzed: AEIS Report
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder          Data Trends:
Focus:
Professional                 Training Needs:
Development/Human
Resources Focus:
Change Strategy:         Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                             Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                             Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                             Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                             Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                             Gain active engagement from family and community
                             Build sustaining leadership capacity


                                                           Start       Finish                                              Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and          Date         Date              Responsibility                  Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                   00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   Work with counselors and teachers to make sure      10/2008      5/2009      Librarians                       Time to plan and collaborate
     that students know which research resources can                                                               with counselors and teachers
     be used to facilitate class assignments.

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 2.   Provide speakers who support and validate the       10/2008   5/2009   Librarians         Time to locate and coordinate
      importance of finishing high school.                                                      speaker presentations
 3.   Create displays and/or purchase or make posters     10/2008   5/2009   Librarians         Time to create or purchase
      and other materials that visually support high                                            posters for displays
      school completion.
 4.   Include information on this goal on the daily       10/2008   5/2009   Librarians         Time to plan and work with
      broadcasts as often as possible.                                                          teachers and students on these
                                                                                                broadcast scripts
 5.   At elementary and middle schools, spotlight         10/2008   5/2009   Librarians         Time to plan and work with
      student accomplishments of high school students                                           teachers and students on these
      at feeder high schools. Follow these                                                      broadcast scripts
      announcements with questions that ask: Will you
      …?
 6.   Partner with the public library to promote this     10/2008   5/2009   Librarians         Time to plan and work with
      goal.                                                                                     public librarians
                                                                                                Share resources with public
                                                                                                library
 7.   Provide extended library hours to increase access   10/2008   5/2009   Library Director
      to research resources and to support course                            Librarians
      tutoring.
 8.   Be a mentor to a struggling student.                10/2008   5/2009   Library Director   Time to meet with students
                                                                             Librarians
 9.  Assist District in standardizing a vocabulary for    10/2008   5/2009   Library Director   Time to collaborate       with
     organizational names. Ex. Tiger PALS, Dragon                            Librarians         counselors
     PALS, Warrior PALS, and Maverick PALS.
 10. Sponsor book clubs that read books on these          10/2008   5/2009   Librarians         Time to plan and work with
     topics: “stay in school and graduate” and                                                  students
     “overcoming high school obstacles to attend
     college.”


Process Results (Benchmarks & Others): AEIS Report
Strategic Results (TAKS): AEIS Report

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                                                         ROUND ROCK ISD
                                          2008-2009 District Improvement Plan

Strategic Goal IV:       Increase the time guidance counselors spend with students to address the different needs of high school
                         students, including the development of personal graduation and after graduation plans
Leadership:                Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                            both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                            are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                           Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and            Data Collected and Analyzed:
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder          Data Trends:
Focus:
Professional                 Training Needs: Workshops on Effective use of Coin and Education and Testing Resource Center for
Development/Human             secondary librarians
Resources Focus:
Change Strategy:         Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                             Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                             Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                             Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                             Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                             Gain active engagement from family and community
                             Build sustaining leadership capacity


                                                           Start       Finish                                              Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and          Date         Date              Responsibility                  Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                   00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   Work with secondary counselors and teachers to      10/2008      5/2009      Librarians                       Time to plan and collaborate
     teach lessons using Coin and the Education and                                                                with counselors and teachers
     Testing Resource Center databases.                                                                            Time to teach lessons
2.

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 3.
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 7.
 8.
Process Results (Benchmarks & Others):

Strategic Results (TAKS):




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                                                            ROUND ROCK ISD
                                             2008-2009 District Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal V:           Develop and implement an instrument to measure staff morale and organizational climate
Leadership:                  Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                               both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                               are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                             Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and              Data Collected and Analyzed: Satisfaction Survey for Library Assistants
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder            Data Trends:
Focus:
Professional                  Training Needs: Workshop for Library Assistants to administer satisfaction survey, Workshop for
Development/Human              librarians to analyze the results of the Satisfaction Survey for Library Assistants and to brainstorm solutions
Resources Focus:               for areas where dissatisfaction exists
Change Strategy:            Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                                Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                                Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                                Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                                Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                                Gain active engagement from family and community
                                Build sustaining leadership capacity



                                                             Start     Finish                                           Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and            Date       Date             Responsibility                Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                    00/00/00   00/00/00

1.   Create a satisfaction survey for library assistants.   11/2008    01/2009    Library Director              Time to survey library
                                                                                                                assistants as to what they
                                                                                                                would like included on this

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                                                                                              survey
 2.   Administer survey for library assistants.        01/2009   01/2009   Library Director   Time to administer survey
 3.   Librarians will brainstorm solutions for areas   02/2009    0/2009   Library Director   Time to create solutions for
      where dissatisfaction exists.                                        Librarians         areas of dissatisfaction
 4.
 5.
 6.
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Process Results (Benchmarks & Others):

Strategic Results (TAKS):




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                                                          ROUND ROCK ISD
                                           2008-2009 District Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal VI:        Develop a plan that will provide diversity training for all employees
Leadership:                Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                             both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                             are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                           Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and            Data collected and Analyzed: Pre and Post tests administered before and after Diversity Training.
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder           Data Trends:
Focus:
Professional                  Training Needs: Workshops on cultural diversity for librarians.
Development/Human
Resources Focus:
Change Strategy:          Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                              Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                              Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                              Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                              Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                              Gain active engagement from family and community
                              Build sustaining leadership capacity



                                                            Start       Finish                                              Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and           Date         Date              Responsibility                  Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                    00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   Devote time at Librarians’ Workshops to               1/2009       5/2009     Library Director                 Time at workshops and a
     familiarize and educate librarians about cultural                                                              speaker’s fees estimated to be
     differences.                                                                                                   around $1000.

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 2.
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 8.


Process Results (Benchmarks & Others):

Strategic Results (TAKS):




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                                                      ROUND ROCK ISD
                                        2008-2009 District Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal VII:      Implement at least three communication strategies to educate the RRISD community regarding the local impact
                         of state legislative changes
Leadership:                Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                             both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                             are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                           Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and            Data collected and analyzed: Library studies done in over 14 states.
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder        Data Trends: Well staffed libraries with adequate funding for resources result in improved student
Focus:                      performance.
Professional               Training Needs: How to contact your legislator, how to discuss legislative issues with your legislator, and
Development/Human           how to follow-up after contacting your legislator, and how to make parents aware of the impact of legislation
Resources Focus:            on school libraries.
Change Strategy:         Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                             Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                             Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                             Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                             Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                             Gain active engagement from family and community
                             Build sustaining leadership capacity



                                                        Start      Finish                                           Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and       Date        Date             Responsibility                Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy               00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   Devote time at Librarians’ Workshops to make     11/2008     05/2009     Library Director and         Time to write or visit
     librarians aware of the ways to contact their                            Librarians                   legislators

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      legislators, discuss library issues, and follow-up
      with legislators after visits to the capitol.
 2.   Send newsletters to parents to make them aware of    11/2008   05/2009   Library Director and   Time to create and send
      the library issues being addressed in this                               Librarians             newsletters to parents
      legislative session.
 3.
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 8.


Process Results (Benchmarks & Others):

Strategic Results (TAKS):




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                                                           ROUND ROCK ISD
                                            2008-2009 District Improvement Plan


Strategic Goal VIII:       Identify areas of efficiency that result in significant financial gains for the district
Leadership:                  Vision: The Library Services Department strives to create an exemplary library program that embodies
                              both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who
                              are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
                             Leadership Person(s): Director, Library Services
Information and              Data Collected and Analyzed:
Analysis:
Student Stakeholder            Data Trends: Libraries with adequate funding for resources result in improved student performance.
Focus:
Professional                   Training Needs: Workshops modeling how to compare book prices efficiently, as well as ways to inform teachers
Development/Human               and administrators about discounts on resources bought with library bids.
Resources Focus:
Change Strategy:           Failure Is Not An Option Principles (1-6)
                               Develop common mission, vision, values & goals
                               Ensure achievement for all students; creating systems for prevention & intervention
                               Create/support collaborative teaming focused on teaching & learning
                               Use data to guide decision making and continuous improvement
                               Gain active engagement from family and community
                               Build sustaining leadership capacity



                                                             Start       Finish                                              Resources
     Process Management-Specific Action Steps and            Date         Date              Responsibility                  Costs/Services
     Time Lines for Each Change Strategy                     00/00/00    00/00/00

1.   Encourage librarians to compare book prices of         8/2008       5/2009     Library Director and             Use online ordering tools to
     our five designated vendors to make sure that they                             librarians                       check prices and order

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      get the best prices for books purchased for their                                  accordingly
      campuses.
 2.   Conduct book fairs to complement and boost the      8/2008   5/2009   Librarians   Time to conduct book fairs
      amount of money librarians have to purchase                                        and then time to order
      library resources for students and teachers.                                       resources
 3.   Encourage teachers and administrators to check      8/2008   5/2009   Librarians   Time to inform teachers and
      with librarians before ordering materials to                                       administrators about discount
      discover if library discounts exist for the items                                  possibilities.
      being purchased.
 4.
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Process Results (Benchmarks & Others):

Strategic Results (TAKS):




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