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Tips for Writing your Evaluation

  1. Write your narrative. Set it aside for a week then go back and read what you wrote. Critique and add your numbers.
  2. Keep notes and examples (emails, notecards, statistics, etc.) throughout the year.
  3. Work on one category at a time.
  4. Don't write so much that it takes a long time to read it. This just makes supervisors tired of reading and they might not get to the important stuff!
  5. Don't procrastinate. It's a lot less stressful when you can get this out of the way before the last day.
  6. Be truthful, but don't undersell yourself.
  7. Supervisors-be aware that you will be rated on how well you evaluated those you supervise.
  8. Keep a copy of your evaluation for your own files. Then you will have a point from which to start next year's evaluation.
  9. Be sure your standards are up to date. As you are writing your evaluation, jot down a reminder if you see something that needs to be changed.
  10. Try to keep a positive attitude!

Applying the following criteria may be helpful in determining ratings when reviewing your portfolio and performance. If applicable, these criteria should be addressed in the justification of your scores.

  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in completing tasks and solving problems
  • Recommends new plans and ideas
  • Exhibits enthusiasm for and interest in position, and the library as a whole; eager to improve quality of work or service
  • Takes responsibility for mistakes or bad decisions and learns from them
  • Accepts constructive criticism and suggestions from supervisor and colleagues
  • Willing to work on assignments in addition to routine job activities
  • Takes the initiative for self-education; constantly learning and developing own capabilities
  • Follows University System, University, Library and departmental policies, such as those related to leave.