Friday, August 19, 2011

Writing Goals for the Year

At our Back to School meeting, we talked about the need to rethink what is important: the growth of the library or the growth of our students. I think we can all agree that we need to be spending more time on things that increase student learning and less on traditional library "stuff" just because we've always done it that way.

This year we will be practicing "selective abandonment" and giving priority to activities that benefit our students. One way of articulating what it is we do that adds value to the instructional program is through the goals that we set for ourselves.

When you are thinking about what you want to accomplish this year, identify the areas of greatest need for your students and determine how you can address these needs through the library program. These items become your goals for the year.

There is a form on Google Docs that you can use when writing up your goals for the year. Once you open the form, go to the File menu and choose Make a copy. Rename the file and after it is completed, you can share it back with me before we meet to discuss your goals.

I'm looking forward to visiting with each of you individually to discuss your plans for this year!

Goals form

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