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Davis School Libraries Mission Statement

 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.

Monica Flint
Elem Social Studies
K-12 Library Supervisor


Amy Lueckler
Administrative Assistant

Library Information

Library Information for Librarians and Patrons

Library Committees

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  Flowchart

2019-2020 Steering Committee 
Monica Murdock, District Supervisor
Shannon Dewsnup - Committee Chair
Lori Thorpe - Committee Secretary

Elementary Representatives
DELMA President, Keri Bateman
DELMA President-elect, Kati Penner
Elementary Representatives, Margaret Millward & Lori Thorpe
Secretary, Angie Glissmeyer

Secondary Representatives
DTLA President -  Stephanie Mackay
DTLA President-elect - Shannon Dewsnup
Junior High Representative - Julie Barlow
High School Representative - Shannon Johns

Destiny Technology Committee
Destiny Technician - Cheryl Murdock, Mountain High
Destiny Secondary Assistants - Stan Martin (Central), Margaret Mumford (South), Bea Carlson (North)
Destiny Elementary Assistants -  Rebecca Hatch (Central), Becky Johnson (South), Judy Hooper(North

Library Policies and Guidelines

Library Media Policy & Guidelines

Davis Schools Library Media Policy
Davis Library Media Center Guidelines and Policies
Instructional Programs & Guidelines - Webpage to all resources and documents
School Level Challenge of Libary Media Materials Form

Audio Visual Policy & Guidelines

Audio Visual Support Materials Policy - UPDATED
Use of Audiovisual Support Materials in the Classroom Guidelines

Librarian Trainings

2019-2020 Teacher Librarian PD Trainings

August 15          New Librarians                Kendell Comptuer Lab                    8:00 - 12:00
August 16          Secondary Librarians     Clearfield High Media Lab              8:30 - 11:30
August 19          Elementary Librarians    Syracuse Elem Computer Lab        8:30 - 11:30

September 26   DTLA Group Meeting      Central Davis Junior High                           8:00 - 11:30

October 24       Secondary Librarians      Viewmont High School                   8:00 - 11:30
October 25       Elementary Librarians    Administration Blg Auditorium      8:30 - 11:30 

November 22   DELMA Area Group Meetings  Various Schools & Times
November 21    DTLA Group Meeting       Shoreline Junior High                      8:00 - 11:30

January 23        Secondary Librarians     Layton High Library                         8:00 - 11:30
January 24        Elementary Librarians   Administration Blg Auditorium       8:30 - 11:30

February 21       DELMA Area Group Meetings    Various Schools & Times
February 27      DTLA  Group Meeting      Davis High                                         8:00 - 11:30

April 23             Secondary Librarians     Millcreek Junior High                        8:00 - 11:30
April 24             Elementary Librarians    PDC rooms, Kendell Bldg                 8:30 - 11:30

Whole Hearted Librarianship Book Study in Canvas
Library Aid Basics in Canvas

TextBook Surplus Process

Textbook Surplus
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.  

Informational Handouts

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
Cell: 208.220.7201
Office: 800.621.4272 ext 46819

Overdrive Information

OverDrive Resources

Sora Check it Out

Learn more about what Overdrive can do. 

Resource Center

SORA - Student OverDrive App
Getting started Guide

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)

Consider Libraries as “knowledge spaces” not “information places”.   
It is a place where “Connections are offered” rather than “Collections we hold”. 

Davis Reads

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A Bright  Future

2019-2020 Theme

Family Literacy Night

Sam Payne & Co.

Monday, October 14, 2019
7:00 pm
Davis High Auditorium

Sponsored by
Kaysville/Fruit Heights Arts Council 

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Davis Book Battle

March 13, 2020 - 3rd & 4th grades
March 20, 2020 - 5th & 6th grades
Snow Horse Elementary
2:00 -4:00p.m.

2020 Book Lists

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Students reading

The Davis Community and Schools
are invited to participate in
Read Across Davis 
March 2, 2020

1. Select a time during the day on March 1, 2019 to read at least 30 minutes in your school, class, community, or department. 

2. Send 1-2 pictures per school/department to the OneDrive Read Across Davis 2020 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.


Davis Reads Sponsors

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Davis Education Foundation Logo


Library Resources

Book List Resources

Best Books of 2018 SLC
Children's Literature Association of Utah CLAU - Beehive Book Awards
The Great American Read show - America votes for the best book
NPR Best Book List
Pathfinder Example - how to locate books for research topic
Storyline Online - Great books read by great actors

Book Blogs & Websites

eMedia - movies, newspapers, documents, etc. from UEN
GraniteMedia - resources, book highlights etc
Kiss the Book - local reader book reviews
Safari Montage - District approved movies
Study.com - lesson plan ideas


Storytelling Festivals

WSU Storytelling Festival  
February 24-26, 2020
WSU Storytelling Website

Reservations for WSU Storytelling Festival are now available online!  Fill out the following form. 

 Storytelling Field Trip Reservations 


Davis Storytelling Festival
January 23, 2020,  6:30 
Centennial Jr High Band & Choir Rooms 
740 S. Sunset Dr. Kaysville

Davis Storyteller Participation Form
To be completed by school storytelling coordinator. 


Reserve your seats today!

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Student Storytellers Guidelines & Preparations

Storytelling Teaching Resources & Websites

Storytelling Websites

Beth Horner - Story Artist
Syd Lieberman - Storyteller 
Kevin D. Cordi - Youth Storytelling 
Randell McGee - Story Productions
Donald Davis - Storyteller

Storytelling Books



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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.

Elementary DESK
K-5 Elementary Library Media Standards
Scope and Sequence 

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.

Secondary DESK Standards
6-12 Secondary Library Media Standards  

UEN Lesson Plans by Standard

Utah State Board of Education Library Media Standards

AASL Standards

Library Media Standards

Reading Engagement

Elementary Standards

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)

Secondary Standards
  • Read for information from a variety of formats and genres
  • Read for personal pleasure and individual growth

Information Research & Skills

Elementary Standards

Find answers to questions by learning how to:

  • TaskDefinition:decidewhattolearnaboutandwheretolookforinformation.
  • LocateandAccess:findprintanddigitalinformationandhowtofindandusethosein
  • your library.
  • Evaluateinformation:determineifresourcesarevalid,reliableandcredible.
  • Organizethinking:organizetheimportantdetailsfromtheinformation
  • Createandedit:buildyourproject
  • Givecredit:usepropercitation
  • 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

Media Literacy & Engagement

Elementary Standards
  • Identify the different types of media.
  • Categorize the sources, purposes and effects of media.
  • Analyze and think critically about media messaging.
Secondary Standards
  • Evaluate and select media for appropriate personal, education, and professional uses
  • Practice safe and responsible behaviors when using digital and social media

Library Student Learning Objectives

Elementary Student Learning Objectives

Secondary Student Learning Objectives