ERIC Number: ED420325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Evaluating Academic Library Directors. SPEC Kit 229 and SPEC Flyer 229.
Soete, George J.
This SPEC Kit and Flyer focus on performance evaluation of library directors. The survey, included in the SPEC Kit, was sent to all 121 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) directors; 76 directors (63%) responded. The survey asked about factual attributes of director review processes, including frequency of review cycles, participants, and outcomes, as well as about satisfaction with the process. Results are highlighted in the SPEC Flyer in terms of: frequency, lead responsibility, participants, guidelines and criteria, related decisions, and satisfaction with the process. Suggestions for improvements in the following areas are also discussed: measures, context, participant, and feedback. In addition to the representative documents, the SPEC Kit includes a list of responding institutions, a checklist of recommendations, and selected readings. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Employment Practices, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Higher Education, Job Performance, Leadership, Library Administration, Library Administrators, Library Directors, Library Surveys, Program Development
ARL Publications, Department #0692, Washington, DC 20073-0692.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.