Peer evaluation is a helpful method for evaluating librarians in addition to student evaluations. It allows librarians to assess each other as fellow experts in the field. Peer evaluation is generally used in two ways, formative and summative. Middleton says: “In a formative process, the results are used by the individual to improve his or her skills in a particular area, whereas in a summative process the results are used by administrators to evaluate the performance of the individual.”
From Penn State: https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-ing01
From O’Grady Library: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B6UALlq59MJ_YWRjMjZhNzctNGQ3NC00ZDM2LWJmNTMtNWQ3MWY3MzkxYmE4&hl
From Ohio State: https://library.osu.edu/documents/teaching-and-learning/peerreview_instruction.pdf
PALNI Peer Evaluation
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"One way librarians can make concrete, positive changes to their instruction skills...is by engaging in reflective practices about their teaching decisions." "Good reflectors move beyond description of an experience and begin to identify problems or questions, gather information to address the questions, study the issues and the gathered information, and make sound decisions for further action based on this act of studying." (Goodsett)