Read About The Unquiet Library
2009-10 Unquiet Library Annual Report, High Resolution Video Format
About the Exemplary Media Program Award
The Creekview High School Media Center, also known as “The Unquiet Library”, was recognized at the Georgia Board of Education meeting in August 2010 as one of two “exemplary” high school media center programs in Georgia for 2010 According to the Georgia Department of Education, “The selection process for the State Board Recognition Program is an initiative of the Educational Technology & Media Unit. The scoring rubric is based on citations in law, policy, and standards from the Georgia legislature, the State Board of Education rules, and the American Association of School Librarians.” The program, which was launched in 2002, recognizes outstanding program achievement at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Two library media programs on each level (elementary, middle, and high) are selected as a GaDOE Exemplary or Exceptional Library Media Program. Winning programs must be willing to host a statewide open house and present at the GaETC (Georgia Educational Technology Conference) http://www.gaetc.org/ .
In order to be considered for the honor, library programs must be first nominated by someone in the school community and must have been in existence for at least three years. Once nominations have been reviewed and accepted, nominated programs are then invited to submit an application, which includes an application form, narrative outlining the media program and how it reflects the criteria of the six categories in the scoring rubric (available at http://bit.ly/akVAbg ), and a separate statement of support from the school administrator. Library programs applying for the award must be “proficient” in all nineteen target areas of the rubric and “exemplary” in at least fourteen of the nineteen target areas. The nineteen target areas are grouped into six categories that include: student achievement and instruction; staffing; facilities, access, and resources; administrative support; staff development; and “other”, which allows for additional indicators that may indicate the quality of the program not addressed in the rubric. Once applications are submitted by the spring deadline, Georgia Department of Education staff and state school library media specialists assist in the evaluation of the submitted applications.