Sunset Junior High Library
Library Hours: M-Th 7:45 am - 3:15 pm
F 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sunset Junior High’s Library Media Center is to be used for student enjoyment and research. It “exists to provide informational resources for teachers and students, to assist students in developing literacy and research skills, and to provide recreational reading opportunities.” (District Policy, Oct. 2013)
Davis Reads Fall Literacy Night - Treasures within the Library: Discovering the Treasures within Ourselves, featuring Shelly Brown and Chad Morris, Monday, November 19th, 7:00 pm, Viewmont High Auditorium.
Coming soon - Read Across Davis info
Library Destiny Catalog
School library catalog site
Overdrive Digital Library Catalog
Student login: Student username and pin #
Teacher login: Encore username and password
Utah's Online Library Database Catalog
Ask the librarian for the home login information
Book Request Form (create your own and add the link)
Students are welcome and encouraged to use the library as much as possible this year! Come in to spend time reading, doing researching or homework, read fun magazines, browse for exciting books, check out/renew books, study, use computers or write a book review to receive a candy treat!
Leave backpacks/bags beside the front door
No loud, disturbing talking in the library so that a quiet study, research and reading atmosphere can be maintained.
No food, drinks or candy in the library.
Pick up and throw away any trash you create in the library.
Library computer use will follow the District’s Secondary Student Acceptable Use Agreement, which every student is required to sign/understand yearly to use District computers. (District Policy, Technology Resources and Internet Safety, May 2012) A copy of the District Student Computer use rules/policy is displayed at every library computer.
Students can browse the shelves or look up a book on the Destiny online catalog system to select a book to check out. You can also ask the librarian for book recommendations. Students can have 2 books checked out at a time. The checkout time is 30 school days. If a student has an overdue book out, they will need to return that book before checking out any other books.
At the checkout desk, enter your student ID # into the keypad when instructed.
Librarian or TA will check out the book to you and put a receipt containing the due date in the book before handing it to you. Keep the receipt so you know when the book is due. The receipt also lists other current books you have checked out, overdue books and past fine amounts you currently owe.
You can get a free bookmark every time you check out a library book.
When you are ready to return a book, drop it in the Return Slot located by the library front doors.
Books can be checked out the first day of school. All books are due 2 weeks before school ends and no books can be checked out during those last 2 weeks.
Students receive fine notifications on the receipt every time a book is checked out and usually a verbal reminder from the librarian or TA at that same time. A paper fine notification is handed out through the English class at the end of every term. Parents also receive a fine notification reminder by email at the end of every term.
Fines and lost book fees have to be paid in the Main Office and then students should bring the receipt to the librarian to be removed from the library fine system. Fines can also be worked off by doing work in the library.
Sunset Junior High’s Librarian and School Library Advisory Committee will undertake “the ongoing process of identifying strengths and weaknesses of the school library’s collection of print, non-print, electronic resources, and equipment in relation to student and staff needs” to include “a broad range of educational, informational and recreational reading resources.” (District Policy, Oct. 2013)
In addition to Davis Acquisition Policies, selections for Sunset Junior High library resources will be formulated using these priorities:
*Classroom Curriculum Support Resources/Books
*Recreational Needs of Students, including appropriate requests/suggestions of students, parents and faculty
*Utah Junior High Librarian Yearly Recommended Reading Lists
*National/State Award Winning Books (Newbery, Beehive, YALSA, etc.)
Librarian will form the book purchase lists. The School Library Advisory Committee and Librarian will read reviews and approve the list before purchasing the proposed library books/resources.
“Weeding is essential to maintain a current, relevant, up-to-date collection.” (District Policy, Oct.2013) District Policy weeding guidelines will be followed by the librarian, with emphasis on “poor physical condition (of book) and receiving little use.” Some of this information will be collected by the librarian’s yearly formal inventory of library materials. Sunset Junior High first donates weeded materials to classroom teachers or students who can use them or donates materials to a charity organization. Sunset Junior High, as a last resort, recycles or disposes books into the trash pick-up system.
Only hard backed, appropriate fiction book donations can be made to Sunset Junior High’s library. It is preferred that donors go through the Davis Education Foundation donation procedure and select Sunset as the recipient. “Donation of a book or material does not guarantee that the book or material will be placed in a District library media center.” (District Policy, Oct. 2013)
Parental Restrictions of Individual Student Access:
District Policy, Oct. 2013 – “The District recognizes the right of parents under state law and District Policy 11IR-107 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in Public Schools, to restrict their child’s access to materials the parent deems inappropriate. However, no parent has the right to make that decision on behalf of other students. A parent desiring to restrict their own child’s access to specific library books or materials shall submit the request in writing to the library professional at the school the child is attending. If the material is a required part of the classroom curriculum activities, the parent must follow the procedures for waiver contained in 11IR-107 Section 14.” There are School Level and District Level Challenge Appeals. Directions are listed on Davis School District Policy and Procedures 4I-202, October 1, 2013.
Sunset Junior High School’s Library Advisory Committee:
Consists of a school administrator, teachers, parents, students and the school librarian to “provide input, promote library programs and may assist in challenges to materials at the school level.” (Davis School Library Media Centers Guidelines and Procedures, September 2013)
Sunset Junior High School’s Collection Evaluation Committee:
Consists of the same people on the Library Advisory Committee and will “read, view or listen to challenged library material in its entirety as well as professional review sources” and “deliberate the issue and reach a decision by majority vote to retain the material in the library media center, relocate the material within the library media center, or remove the material from the library media center.” (District Policy, Oct. 2013)
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 and with a variety of technologies.
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