Policy for the Evaluation of the Library Director

The Board of Trustees will evaluate the Library Director annually. The evaluation will contain the following steps, the first step beginning in January.

Step 1: All Board members will complete the evaluation form and forward the completed form to the Personnel Committee within three weeks.
Simultaneously, the Library Director will complete the same form as a self-evaluation. The Director’s self-evaluation will include a review of the current year’s goals and recommendations for the coming year.

Step 2: Once all forms are returned to the Personnel Committee, they will generate three documents.

  1. The Personnel Committee will collect all responses and make one compiled version.
  2. The Personnel Committee will compare the compiled Board responses to the Director’s self-evaluation and identify strengths and weaknesses.
  3. The Personnel Committee will write an executive summary outlining the Director’s strengths and weaknesses as identified in the evaluations.

Step 3: The three documents outlined in Step 2 will be presented to the Board of Trustees in Executive Session for discussion and comments.

Step 4: Personnel Committee will incorporate Board comments and suggestions as necessary in the documents.

Step 5: The Board President and at least one me mber of the Personnel Committee will present the evaluation to the Library Director. The Library Director will present any comments or concerns back to the Board in writing. These comments will be placed in his/her personnel file.

Step 6: The Library Director will revise next year’s goals as needed based on the discussion conducted in Step 5. Finalized goals will be provided to the Board of Trustees.

Step 7: A mid-year evaluation will be conducted in early July between the Board President, one or more Personnel Committee members and the Library Director. The purpose of this mid-year evaluation is two-fold. One purpose is to re-evaluate the appropriateness of the Library Director’s goals; the other purpose is to check the progress toward completion of the stated goals.