- Student Storyteller Guidelines & Preparation
- Teacher Storytelling Training
- WSU Storytelling Videos 2020-2021
Additional storytelling resources are located
under the Storytelling Festival tab.
Davis school libraries provide an 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.
K-12 Library Supervisor &
Personalized Competency-Based Learning
- Librarian Trainings
- Library Procedures and Guidelines
- Overdrive Information
- TextBook Surplus Process
- Library Committees
2021-2022 Teacher Librarian PD Trainings
Aug. 17 New Teacher Librarians Teaching & Learning | DSD Kendall Bldg. 8:00 - 12:00
Aug. 18 Secondary Teacher Librarians Davis High School Library 8:00 - 11:30
Aug. 18 Elementary Teacher Librarians Kaysville Elementary Library 12:30 - 4:00
Secondary Librarians 8:00 - 3:00
Nov. 11 Kaysville Junior High Library
Jan. 27 Syracuse High School Library
Apr. 21 Millcreek Junior High Library
Elementary Teacher Librarians | PDC-2nd Floor, DSD Kendall Bldg.
Nov. 12 8:30-11:30 All elementary schools
Jan. 28 8:30 - 11:30 Schools (A-L)
12:30 - 4:00 Schools (M-Z)
Apr. 22 8:30 - 11:30 All elementary schools
Library Aid Basics in Canvas
Library Aide Basics (LAB) is a USBE and LSTA grant-funded project that provides training in school library administration through online, self-paced modules and is designed to teach basic library management skills. The LAB program builds upon the successful but dated training generously provided by the Alpine School District (Utah). Southern Utah University utilized the Alpine School District model to developed a statewide online training tool for elementary school library paraprofessionals.
LAB is not intended to replace a school library certification or endorsement program, but it is designed to support library aides in elementary schools. The goal of the LAB program is to direct school library paraprofessionals and their supervisors to helpful resources. Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act and are administered by the Utah State Library Division.
Library Media Policy & Guidelines
- DSD 40I-200 Instructional Materials Management Policy (Sec. 5- Selection and use of Audiovisual Support Materials in the Classroom)
- DSD School Library Media Centers: Guidelines and Procedures
- Administrative Procedures- Instructional Materials Management
Learn more about what Overdrive can do.
LOCAL CONTENT - Published Student Work
Getting Started with Local Content (10 min video)
What is Local Content
How to create an EPUB file (to publish an ebook)
How to upload Local Content (ebook or audiobook)
DSD Librarians are responsible for the Instructional Material Removal service. 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 discarding. Texts that are 10 years old and in good condition will be posted by the librarian to the Follett Surplus Management System (SMS). Any money or credit acquired from other schools, districts or Follett will go directly to the school library.
Create a Surplus Management Account
DSD school librarians are responsible for the Textbook Surplus procedures within their school for selling usable or disposing of unusable texts. Usable texts may be acquired within the district, purchased by other districts, or by Follett through the SMS.
Surplus Process Time Line
Steps to collect texts and prepare them for a DSD warehouse pick-up.
Teacher Form for Textbook Removal
Teachers complete this form and return it to the school librarian who will determine which texts should be sold or discarded.
Fillable Textbook Removal Sign
Teachers or librarians will fill out and print signs and then attach them to boxed surplus texts.
Follett Textbook Surplus Process Information
A contract with Follett and school districts for removing instructional materials from school whether they are sold or discarded by Follett.
Updated Fall 2021
Library Media Steering Committee
The Library Media Steering Committee is composed of elementary and secondary librarians throughout Davis School District. They represent their colleagues and provide input on programs and practices, including professional development. The president and president-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 Flowchart
2021-2022 Steering Committee
District Supervisor - Selena Campbell
Chair- Tina Johnson (Centennial JH)
Secretary - Alyson Farmer (Kay's Creek Elem.)
DELMA President -Tammy Bennett (Endeavor Elem.)
DELMA President-elect - Alyson Farmer (Kay's Creek Elem.)
Elementary Representatives - Angela Glissmeyer (Burton Elem.)
Secretary -Kristy Tall (Taylor Elem.)
DTLA President - Wendy Haws (Central Davis JH)
DTLA President-Elect - Carina Kinney (Davis HS)
Junior High Representative - Tina Johnson (Centennial JH)
High School Representative - Stephanie Broach-Stewart (Northridge HS)
Secretary - Christofer Bradshaw (West Point JH)
Destiny Technology Committee
Destiny Technician - Cheryl Murdock (Mountain HS)
Destiny Secondary Assistants - Margaret Mumford (Bountiful JH), Stan Martin (Farmington JH)
Destiny Elementary Assistants - Judy Hooper (Cook Elem.)
Consider Libraries as “knowledge spaces” not “information places”.
It is a place where “Connections are offered” rather than “Collections we hold”.
Believe in. . .
The Davis Community and Schools
are invited to participate in
Read Across Davis
1. Select a time during the school day (TBD) or sometime during the week to read at least 30 minutes in your school, class, community, or department together.
2. Send 1-2 pictures per school/department to the OneDrive Read Across Davis 2022 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. Enjoy reading and sharing about your books with others by discussing in a group or posting on social media.
Pictures were taken before Covid.
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty.
It should be offered as a GIFT. "
- Kate DiCamillo
WSU Storytelling Festival
February 28- March 2, 2022
WSU Storytelling Website
WSU has featured 25 days of stories on www.weber.edu/storytelling
where regional and student storytellers will be highlighted.
Educators will be able to access the storytellers' videos all month long for classroom instruction and enjoyment.
- 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
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.
UEN Lesson Plans by Standard
Additional 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