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HCPS Professional Qualities                                 *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                          Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                    Media Programs
         Specialist                                       (AASL National Standards)
Section A: Preparation and Organization of          Teaching For     Building the     Empowering
Instructional Plans                                   Learning        Learning      Learning Through
                                                                     Environment       Leadership
1    Uses broad-based knowledge of the              III a - p. 23
     curriculum and Virginia SOLs to
     collaborate with classroom teachers in
     order to embed skills associated with
     multiple literacies into content through
     both small and whole class instruction
2 Develops long- and short-range objectives                         I a - p. 30
     that incorporate HCPS curricular standards
3 Collaborates with classroom teachers and          I a - p. 20
     specialists to design, implement, and
     evaluate inquiry lessons and units
4 Evaluates student materials for reading
     level or other indicators of appropriateness
5 Includes flexible and equitable access to                         III - p. 33
     physical and virtual collections
6 Works toward implementation of                    IV a - p. 25
     Continuous School Improvement Plan
7 Provides clear and appropriate lesson plans
Section B: Implementation of Instructional          Teaching For     Building the     Empowering
Objectives                                            Learning        Learning      Learning Through
                                                                     Environment       Leadership
1    Communicates learning objectives that
     reflect the Virginia SOLs and the Henrico
     Essentials of the Curriculum
2 Gives clear directions and assignments
3 Encourages student questions and
     participation
4 Conducts lessons clearly and logically
5 Makes effective use of the instructional
     time
Section C: Role in Reading                          Teaching For     Building the     Empowering
                                                      Learning        Learning      Learning Through
                                                                     Environment       Leadership
1   Models reading strategies in formal and         II a - p. 21
    informal instruction

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         Specialist                                       (AASL National Standards)
2    Collaborates with teachers and other           II b - p. 21
     specialists to integrate reading strategies
     into lessons and units of instruction
3 Acquires and promotes current, high-              II c - p. 21
     quality, high-interest collections of books
     and other reading resources in multiple
     formats which reflect the needs of learners
     from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
4 Develops initiatives to encourage and             II d - p. 21
     engage learners in reading and listening for
     understanding and enjoyment
5 Creates an environment where independent          II f - p. 21
     reading is valued, promoted, and
     encouraged
6 Creates opportunities to involve caregivers,      II h - p. 21
     parents, and other family members in
     reading
Section D: Instructional Techniques and             Teaching For      Building the     Empowering
Strategies to Address Multiple Literacies             Learning         Learning      Learning Through
                                                                      Environment       Leadership
1   Promotes critical thinking by connecting        III c - p. 23
    learners with the world of information in
    multiple formats
2   Leads students to become independent and        I - p. 20
    responsible users of library resources and
    databases
3   Embeds key concepts of legal, ethical, and      III i - p. 23
    social responsibilities in accessing, using,
    and creating information in various formats
4   Encourages the use of multiple formats to       III g - p. 23
    present data and information in compelling
    and useful ways
5   Integrates the use of state-of-the-art and      III h - p. 23
    emerging technologies as a means for
    effective and creative learning
6   Guides students and teachers to formats         III b - p. 23
    most appropriate to the learning task
7   Uses cross-curricular learning
8   Uses a variety of teaching methods and          IV b, d, f - p.
    instructional strategies to engage students     25

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HCPS Professional Qualities                                *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                         Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                   Media Programs
         Specialist                                      (AASL National Standards)
     in their learning
9 Uses higher level questioning strategies
10 Provides opportunities for students to           III g - p. 23
     demonstrate creative thinking by using
     multiple resources and formats
11 Provides opportunities for students to           IV b - p. 25
     locate, organize, analyze, evaluate,
     synthesize, and ethically use information
     from a variety of sources and media
Section E: Assessment in Teaching for               Teaching For      Building the     Empowering
Learning                                              Learning         Learning      Learning Through
                                                                      Environment       Leadership
1    Uses performance-based assessments, such       IV g - p. 25 –
     as rubrics, checklists, observation,           V c - p. 27
     conferencing, self-questioning, and peer
     editing
2 Employs critical analysis and evaluation          IV b - p. 25, V
     strategies                                     f - p. 27
3 Collaborates with classroom teachers to           V d - p. 27
     integrate curricular, informational, and
     critical thinking standards into rubrics for
     student work
4 Supports academic success by guiding              V g, h - p. 27
     students to constructively assess their own
     work and the work of their peers
5 Gives students feedback and the chance to         IV i - p. 25, V
     revise their work (formative assessment)       a - p. 27
6 Guides students to assess the processes by        V g, h - p. 27
     which learning was achieved in order to
     revise strategies and to learn more
     effectively in the future
7 Incorporates teacher feedback in revising         IV j - p. 25, V
     the process and product of an instructional    b - p. 27
     unit (summative assessment)
8 Solicits student input for the assessment of      V g - p. 27
     inquiry-based instructional units upon
     completion
Section F: Utilization of Materials and             Teaching For      Building the     Empowering
Resources                                             Learning         Learning      Learning Through
                                                                      Environment       Leadership

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HCPS Professional Qualities                                *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                         Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                   Media Programs
         Specialist                                      (AASL National Standards)
1    Uses a wide range of supplemental and                            VI - p. 38
     instructional materials
2 Collaborates with an extended team within        I a, b - p. 20
     and outside the school community to
     include their expertise and assistance in
     inquiry lessons and units
3 Keeps abreast of current educational and                            VIII f - p. 43, I
     library research to utilize best practices                       i - p. 31
4 Evaluates and selects information sources                           VI a, c, d, g, i –
     and digital tools based on the                                   p. 38-39
     appropriateness to specific tasks
Section G: Management of Learning                  Teaching For         Building the          Empowering
Environment                                          Learning             Learning          Learning Through
                                                                        Environment            Leadership
1    Ensures that all members of the learning                         III – p. 33
     community have equitable access to
     diverse resources in varied formats
2 Provides collaborative, organized learning       III a, b – p. 23
     activities that are relevant for students
3 Designs the learning space and utilizes                             III d, e, f - p. 33
     activities to ensure participation by all
     students
4 Maintains a safe learning environment                               III a – p. 33
5 Instills respect for school property and the
     property of others
6 Addresses disruptions in a timely and
     effective manner
7 Establishes and clearly communicates
     standards for student behavior using the
     Code of Conduct
8 Disciplines students according to school
     division policies and legal requirements as
     outlined in the Code of Conduct
9 Oversees the library assistant                                      III d - p. 32
10 Coordinates the orientation of the library                         III f - p. 32
     assistant, parent volunteers, and student
     aides
Section H: Favorable Learning Environment          Teaching For        Building the           Empowering
                                                     Learning           Learning            Learning Through
                                                                       Environment             Leadership

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HCPS Professional Qualities                                *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                         Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                   Media Programs
         Specialist                                      (AASL National Standards)
1    Demonstrates a caring attitude and displays                                          IV k – p. 45
     a relationship of mutual respect with each
     student
2 Responds to student questions or concerns
     in a positive, constructive manner
3 Creates a supportive learning environment                         III a, d, e - p. 33   IV l – p. 45
     for all students that encourages positive
     social interaction, embraces diversity,
     promotes active engagement in learning,
     and fosters self-motivation
4 Serves as a teacher and learner who listens      I a, d – p. 20
     to and acts upon good ideas from peers,
     teachers, and students
5 Works with administrators to actively            I c – p. 20
     promote, support, and implement
     collaboration
Section I: Technology Integration                  Teaching For      Building the           Empowering
                                                     Learning          Learning           Learning Through
                                                                     Environment             Leadership
1    Uses technology tools to supplement                            VI g – p. 39
     school resources and connect the school                        VII a, b, c – p.
     with the global learning community                             41
2 Plans and designs authentic and engaging         V a, b – p. 27
     learning experiences and assessments          IV b – p. 25
3 Creates a virtual learning environment that                       III h - p. 33
     provides 24/7 access to resources and
     information
4 Introduces and models emerging                                                          IV b - p. 45
     technologies, as well as strategies for
     finding, assessing, and using information
5 Uses technology to monitor, manage,                               VI h – p. 39
     maintain, and assess the components of the
     library program
6 Provides instruction on the safe and             III i – p. 23
     effective use of the Internet
7 Serves as the instructional leader in legal      III i – p. 23    V d - p. 37
     and ethical use of resources and
     information
Section J: Compliance with School and              Teaching For       Building the          Empowering
School Division Policies                             Learning          Learning           Learning Through

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HCPS Professional Qualities                                  *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                           Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                     Media Programs
         Specialist                                        (AASL National Standards)
                                                                         Environment            Leadership
1    Is familiar with the school division policy                                            IV – p. 45
     manual and applies this knowledge in
     dealing with students, colleagues, and
     parents
2 Models and enforces the HCPS Code of
     Conduct at all times
3 Complies with terms of library information                            V c – p. 37
     specialist contract and Acceptable Use
     Policy for technology
4 Meets requirements outlined in the faculty
     handbook
Section K: Evidence of Professional                  Teaching For        Building the          Empowering
Development                                            Learning           Learning           Learning Through
                                                                         Environment            Leadership
1    Is knowledgeable about current educational                                             IV b - p. 45
     and library practices and standards in a
     global digital society
2 Stays abreast of both national trends of                              VIII f - p. 43
     popular reading material and student
     interests within the individual school
     community
3 Continues to improve professional practice                            VIII b - p. 43
     and knowledge of subject matter through
     professional learning experiences
4 Participates in professional organizations                            VIII d, e – p. 43   IV e – p. 45
     and meets staff development and
     certification requirements that result in the
     enhancement of student learning
5 Develops effective strategies and uses             III e, f – p. 23   VIII f - p. 43
     professional research to support student        IV l – p. 25
     learning
Section L: Judgment                                  Teaching For        Building the         Empowering
                                                       Learning           Learning          Learning Through
                                                                         Environment           Leadership
1   Exercises self-control and remains calm in
    emergency situations
2   Acts in the best interests of all students and
    demonstrates an understanding of the
    diverse needs of students

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HCPS Professional Qualities                             *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                      Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                Media Programs
         Specialist                                   (AASL National Standards)
3    Uses discretion in discussing student
     matters with parents and colleagues
4 Requests and accepts assistance when
     needed
5 Uses time effectively and efficiently
6 Accepts responsibility for making
     decisions
7 Discusses problems and concerns with
     principal at an appropriate time and place
8 Avoids conduct or situations contrary to
     School Board policy
Section M: Initiative                             Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                    Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                 Environment       Leadership
1    Participates in and makes contributions to
     the school program
2 Serves his/her discipline through county,
     state, and/or national organizations
3 Responds to departmental needs,
     recognizes potential problems, and takes
     preventive measures
4 Seeks and experiments with new
     techniques to accomplish educational
     objectives
Section N: Flexibility                            Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                    Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                 Environment       Leadership
1    Accepts and implements change
2    Meets the diverse needs of students and
     staff
3 Adapts library procedures when interrupted
4 Accepts leadership roles to support the
     total school program
Section O: Model for Students                     Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                    Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                 Environment       Leadership
1   Sets an example for students in such areas
    as conduct, honesty, fairness, and respect
    for self and others
2   Models punctuality, self-discipline, and

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HCPS Professional Qualities                                 *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                          Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                    Media Programs
         Specialist                                       (AASL National Standards)
     organization for students
3 Advocates for reading in all formats
4 Sets an example for students in personal
     grooming and overall professional
     appearance
5 Demonstrates self-confidence while
     displaying professional attitudes in all areas
     of the school and community
Section P: Cooperation with Total Staff               Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                        Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                     Environment       Leadership
1    Works cooperatively with all staff to meet
     the needs of the total school program
2 Performs assigned duties and actively
     participates on committee assignments and
     assists in class coverage
3 Collaborates with teachers and shares
     materials and ideas
4 Supports extracurricular activities
Section Q: Parent-Community Relations                 Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                        Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                     Environment       Leadership
1    Participates actively and regularly in the
     school PTA/PTSA as determined by school
     leadership team
2 Recognizes community contributions of
     time, money, and effort in support of the
     total school
3 Responds promptly and positively to
     parental inquiries
4 Speaks positively regarding the community
5 Works collaboratively with staff, families,
     and community resources to support the
     success of a diverse student population
Section R: Communication Skills                       Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                        Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                     Environment       Leadership
1   Expresses self in a clear, concise, and
    appropriate manner when speaking or
    writing

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HCPS Professional Qualities                               *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                        Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                                  Media Programs
         Specialist                                     (AASL National Standards)
2    Demonstrates active listening skills
3    Maintains communication within and
     outside the school community
4 Initiates communication when addressing
     parent/student concerns
5 Applies principles of standard English in
     written and oral communication
6 Maintains a library web page
Section S: Maintenance of Records and               Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
Reports                                               Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                   Environment       Leadership
1    Handles reports promptly and efficiently
2    Meets deadlines
3    Manages allocated budget to meet
     curricular objectives
4 Documents parent contact and makes
     personal notes of significant conferences
5 Maintains financial and student library
     records according to school and School
     Board policies
6 Uses available technology efficiently
 Section T: Punctuality                             Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                      Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                   Environment       Leadership
1    Adheres to contractual hours
2    Arrives on time to the library, meetings,
     appointments, conferences, and duty
     assignments
Section U: Attendance                               Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                      Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                   Environment       Leadership
1    Is consistently available for performance of
     duties
2 Provides proper advance notification for
     use of leave
3 Uses leave in accordance with School
     Board policy
Section V: Responsiveness to Supervision            Teaching For   Building the     Empowering
                                                      Learning      Learning      Learning Through
                                                                   Environment       Leadership

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HCPS Professional Qualities                            *Empowering Learners:
& Responsibilities for the 21st                     Guidelines for School Library
Century Library Information                               Media Programs
         Specialist                                  (AASL National Standards)
1   Shares concerns with supervisors and seeks
    help when needed
2   Responds positively to comments for
    improvement
3   Works through proper channels in sharing
    both positive and negative concerns
4   Follows school and library policies
5   Displays a cooperative attitude
6   Shows development in areas where need
    for improvement is indicated by
    evaluator(s)

* Permission granted by the American Association of School Librarians, May 2009.




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