Davis school libraries provide a inviting environment that empowers our diverse school communities to develop knowledge and skills that enable access and ethical use of literacy media resources and technology. We are committed to teaching our school patrons to engage in inquiry, collaboration, creation, critical thinking, and discovery through active reading for learning and enjoyment.
Elem Social Studies
K-12 Library Supervisor
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects.
K-5 Elementary Library Media Standards and Scope and Sequence
Lessons and resources that support the Elementary DESK can be located in the Elementary Media Sharepoint site. Login at Office 365 with your email address and Encore password.
1. Foster a lifetime love of reading by teaching the value of books and building the motivation to read.
2. Read a variety of literature, including narrative and informational texts.
3. Introduce literary terms (alliteration, allegory, simile, metaphor, analogy)
4. Understand the elements of a story (theme, character, setting, plot) and identify the author’s point of view using text dependent questions to support conclusions
5. Compare and contrast different types of literature (narrative, informational, literary non-fiction)
- Read for information from a variety of formats and genres
- Read for personal pleasure and individual growth
Find answers to questions by learning how to:
- your library.
- Reviewtheresearchprocessandthefinalproduct:assesstheresearchprocess(not product) and determine ways to improve.
secondary DESK Standards
- Conduct research using an inquiry-based approach
- Apply strategies to locate and access information sources
- Use a variety of note taking strategies
- Analyze, organize and integrate information from multiple sources to support ideas
- Identify the different types of media.
- Categorize the sources, purposes and effects of media.
- Analyze and think critically about media messaging.
- Evaluate and select media for appropriate personal, education, and professional uses
- Practice safe and responsible behaviors when using digital and social media
Library Media Steering Committee
The Library Media Steering Committee is composed of elementary and secondary librarians throughout Davis District. They represent their colleagues and give input on programs and practices, including professional development. The presidents and presidents-elect from the elementary and secondary library associations DELMA (Davis Elementary Library Media Association) and DTLA (Davis Teacher Librarian Association) serve on the committee as well as two other librarians who are selected at large by their colleagues.
Steering Committee Leadership and Flowchart
Monica Murdock, District Supervisor
DELMA President, Ella Bingham - Whitesides Elementary
DTLA President, Zach Hansen - Woods Cross High
Junior High Representative, Stephanie MacKay - Centennial JH
High School Representative, Shannon Johns - Syracuse High
Destiny Technology Committee
Destiny Technician - Cheryl Murdock, Mountain High
Destiny Secondary Assistant - Zach Hansen,
Destiny Elementary Assistant - Rebecca Hatch, Becky Johnson
Teacher Librarian PD Trainings
August 16 New Librarians Clearfield High Lab 8:30 - 12:00
August 16 Elem Librarians Clearfield High Lab 12:30 - 4:00
August 20 Secondary Librarians Kendell Computer Lab 8:00 - 11:30
September 17 All Librarians PDC, Kendell Building 12:30 - 3:30
Finalists Follow-Up Training (bring your own laptop or tablet)
November 1 Secondary Librarians School TBD 8:00 - 3:00
November 2 Elem Librarians Admin Auditorium 8:30 - 11:30
January 10 Secondary Librarians School TBD 8:00 - 3:00
January 18 Elem Librarians PDC, Kendell Bldg 8:30 - 11:30
April 25 Secondary Librarians School TBD 8:00 - 3:00
April 26 Elem Librarians Admin Auditorium 8:30 - 11:30
DSD Librarians are responsible for the Instructional Material Removal service or the Textbook Surplus process. When textbooks are no longer being used, each school will determine what books can be sold and reused, or what books are too old or damaged and need to be discarded.
If books are less then 10 years old and in good condition, the librarian will post them to be sold using the Follett SMS site. Any money or credit acquired from other districts or from Follett will go directly to the school library. http://surplusmanagement.fes.follett.com
If books are older than 10 years or in bad condition, they should be discarded by the librarian of the school by following the instructions below.
Surplus Management System Set up
DSD school librarians are responsible for the Textbook Surplus procedures which include either selling books or disposing of old unusable textbooks. This document gives instructions on how to set up an account to complete the buy back process.
1) Set up account.
2) Post textbooks, TEs, or workbooks that can be acquired within the district, or purchased by other districts and Follett.
3) Follow the steps to complete the process for either discarding books or selling books on the SMS site.
Surplus Process Time Line
See the steps to take to complete the process of selling books on the Follett SMS site. Includes the time line of what to do along the way.
Disposal Textbook Checklist
This checklist provides the steps for disposing of unusable textbooks. Follow this process to complete the pick up order.
Teacher Form for Textbook Removal
Teachers in the school should use this form to notify the librarian of books that are no longer in use. The librarian will be able to determine if books should be sold or discarded from information on the form.
Disposed Books Information
When disposing of unusable books, following these instructions to properly label all books that will be picked up for disposal.
Textbook Disposal Sign
Print and post this sign on boxes or disposal books that need to be picked up by Follett. Clearly label all materials that need to be picked up.
Discarded Textbook Pick up Schedule
Davis school district is included in a North Zone pick up schedule which takes place the 3rd week of August, November, and March. This document explains the process.
Follett Textbook Surplus Process Information
This document explains the contract with Follett and school districts for removing instructional materials from school whether they are sold or discarded by Follett.
Jerry Elverud - Follett Representative
Office: 800.621.4272 ext 46819
We write to know who we are. We read to know we aren't alone.
-- C.S. Lewis
You are invited to participate in
Read Across Davis
March 1, 2019
How To Participate
1. Select a time during the day to read at least 30 minutes in your school, class, community, or department.
2. Send 1-2 pictures per school/department to the One Drive Read Across Davis 2018 folder to show how your school/department is reading as part of the Davis Community and Read Across Davis day. Create a folder for your school/department and upload your pictures. You can also post pictures on your websites or social media sites.
3. If you would like bookmarks for your participants, complete the 2018 Read Across Davis Bookmark Order form.
4. Students can enter a drawing contest to create a bookmark to be printed for all participants. See instructions below.
5. Most importantly, enjoy reading and sharing about your books with others by discussing in a group or posting on social media.
Note: The Davis Read-a-thon is evolving and will now be Read Across Davis. There will no longer be a competition for the amount of pages, books or minutes read. Neither will money prizes be given to schools. We invite you to simply enjoy reading and sharing books as a Davis Community. By submitting pictures, we will see how schools and the community get involved in reading together.
Student Book mark submissions: Students who would like to enter a drawing contest can create a 2”x 8” black and white outline bookmark that other students can color. It should include the words Read Across Davis 2019 some how. Teachers should submit bookmarks by February 15, at 4:00p.m. to Valorie Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 27, 2019
Davis Storytelling Festival
January 24, 2019, 6:30
Centennial Jr High Band & Choir Rooms
740 S. Sunset Dr. Kaysville
WSU Participation Form
To be completed and returned by selected storytellers.
Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your curriculum and improve many skills in students.
Storytelling Workshop - Fall 2018
- Children Tell Stories: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom
- The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum
- Five Minute Tales: More Stories to Read and Tell When Time is Short
- Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom
- Teaching with Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling
- The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story