Library Media Center
The WPJH library is the hub of the school, where students read, play, learn, research, create, and share. In the media center students will participate in guided inquiry in a comfortable, engaging, and enlightening environment. Students can expect friendly guidance and meaningful instruction during each visit.
- Library Information
- Book Catalogs: WPJH Library & Online
- Meet The Media Specialist
- Community Connections/Events
- 3D Printing
- Book Lists and Reviews
- School Library Special Events
- Policies and Guidelines
- Library Standards
DSD Audio Visual Policy & Guidelines
DSD 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
The Media Center may be scheduled by teachers and administrators for any appropriate activity, including research, Reading Counts book tests, Media Center orientation presentations, skills enhancement, browsing, pleasure reading, completion of project assignment, studying, or any other academic pursuits. The PTA Board meets once a month in the Center, and school departments hold meetings every term in our private conference room. There is also the occasional faculty meeting that is held on Friday afternoons in the Media Center. Any gathering that is simply social in intent, such as parties or receptions, are generally not considered appropriate unless prior consent is given by the administration. This is also in accordance with the scheduling of academic endeavors that might be interfered with by such activities, or could possibly result in the damage to library materials.
Teachers may schedule use of the Media Center by signing up on the library’s main calendar for a particular day, leaving such information as what class periods, and what sections of the Media Center will be used. This calendar is located on the circulation desk. Computer lab signups and done on the school’s shared drive calendar for classroom use. The school library media teacher will also be available to assist the teacher, and is often asked to provide part of the instruction, evaluation, and discipline of the students. The monitoring of lab computers through the NetSupport system will also maintain an atmosphere of keeping students on task.
Occasionally, teachers may schedule opportunities for small groups of students to come into the Media Center without the teacher’s presence. The school library media teacher then assumes responsibility for student behavior and maintaining the teacher’s request for the assignment of the day. Often this is the completion of tests, or computer use based upon a previous absence from school.
The Media Center may also accommodate more than one class at a time, if the scheduled use of the area is balanced; such as one group on computers and another group using the library area. The first teacher to sign up has rights to the Media Center, and any teacher wishing to overlap that time period will need to receive the approval of the initial teacher who signed up for Media Center use. Small groups and individuals with a Media Center Pass are also welcome in the Center when classes are, or are not, present. Quiet study and class work is a requirement for all students who utilize the center, outside of any instruction and direction given before work is begun. The Media Center is open twenty minutes before and after school, and often during lunch, based upon classroom reservations. Special hours may be modified when collaborated with a teacher concerning a unique situation.
DSD Library Standards
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.
See what the WPJH Library has
Student login: Student username and pin #
Teacher login: Encore username and password
Overdrive: Davis School District Digital Library
- Citation Sites
- Research Tools
- Digital Citizenship Resources
- Tangerine & Bridge To Terebithia Resources
Citing Sources from WPJH's Online School Library Catalog: In WPJH's Online School Library Catalog on the left side click on Destiny Discover, look up the your book, click on the citation link, select MLA8, APA, or Chicago, click copy, and then paste into your paper's works cited page.
MLA Citation Guide: Use this guide to help answer questions about MLA formatting https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
Citing Sources from articles in Utah's Online Library: Scroll to the bottom of the article, or click on the citation link. Each article in Utah's Online Library will have the Citation done for you!
UEN Library: Research databases and materials
Finding Reliable Sources
Research Search Engines (Use these instead of Google for credible results)
- Sweet Search
- I Seek
- Reference Seeker
- Internet Public Library
- Finding Dulcinea
- Wolfram Alpha
- Google Scholar
Pathfinders (Bibliographies to help begin research in a particular topic or subject area.)
Want to design 3D objects and print them in the library?
FIRST: Talk to Mr. Bradshaw to get your name entered into a WPJH Tinkercad class/account.
THIRD: Before you start designing it's recommended that you complete the Tinkercad STARTER activities which can be found at the top of the page under LEARN.
FOURTH: When you think you're design is done, go see Mr. Bradshaw to review your design and see whether or not it's ready to print.
DAVIS READS: Treasures in the Library