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.
Elem Social Studies
K-12 Library Supervisor
- Library Committees
- Library Policies and Guidelines
- Librarian Trainings
- TextBook Surplus Process
- Overdrive Information
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
DELMA President, Keri Bateman
DELMA President-elect, Kati Penner
Elementary Representatives, Margaret Millward & Lori Thorpe
Secretary, Angie Glissmeyer
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 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 Library Media Materials Form - found at the bottom of the Library Media Policy
Audio Visual Policy & Guidelines
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
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
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)
Consider Libraries as “knowledge spaces” not “information places”.
It is a place where “Connections are offered” rather than “Collections we hold”.
Where Will Reading Take You?
Thank you to the authors for taking the time to read with us and share their books.
Thank you Young BUICK GMC for the great prizes and hosting the Davis Reads digital Family Literacy Event.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear."
- Judy Blume
The Davis Community and Schools
are invited to participate in
Read Across Davis
March 2, 2021
1. Select a time during the school day Tuesday, March 2, 2021 or sometime during the week 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.
Participating schools will hold their own Book Battle events for now.
2021 Book Lists
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty.
It should be offered as a GIFT. "
- Kate DiCamillo
WSU Storytelling Festival
WSU Storytelling Website
The festival will be virtual this year!
Links to storytelling sessions will be available in February.
More details to come.
Davis Storytelling Festival
Davis Storyteller Participation Form
Schools may select 3 students to enter the district competition this year. A recorded video of the student telling the story will need to be submitted in January along with the participation form by school storytelling coordinator. The form will be available in December.
Anyone is welcome to join the workshop to learn how to teach students about storytelling.
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/wsu-storytelling
- 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