Board Policy 311: Evaluation of Library Director

The Board of Trustees shall evaluate the job performance of the Library Director annually.  The evaluation period shall be the previous fiscal year.  The evaluation shall be completed between August and September.  If circumstances dictate, the Board may choose to conduct one or more special evaluations at any time.

The purpose of the evaluation is for the Board to assess the performance of the Director, as well as for the Board and Director to communicate with each other regarding performance objectives and priorities. This communication shall not be limited to the evaluation process, and the Board and Director shall discuss goals and objectives prior to the beginning of each fiscal year as the proposed budget is developed and approved.

The evaluation shall be primarily based on the Director's goals and objectives for the fiscal year constituting the evaluation period, which have been previously agreed upon by both parties.  Performance areas to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff relationships and management
  • Library goals as stated in the strategic plan
  • Overall quality of Library services
  • Financial responsibility and oversight
  • Fund development
  • Community relations
  • Facilities management
  • Board relationships

Evaluation process

  1. By August 1, the Library Director prepares and submits to the Board for discussion a brief report of progress in meeting the previous fiscal year’s  goals and objectives, additional significant accomplishments, and final proposed goals and objectives for the current fiscal year. Between August 1 and the first scheduled evaluation meeting, individual Board members complete the evaluation form.

  2. In closed session at an August meeting, the Board assesses the Director's performance and makes recommendations for improvement, after which the Board Chair or his/her designee prepares the Board’s written evaluation.

  3. In closed session at a September meeting, the Library Board presents the evaluation to the Director for discussion, and approves the Director’s goals and objectives for current fiscal year.

Revised: August 21, 1998
Revised: July 28, 2010