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 can participate in guided inquiry in a comfortable, engaging, and enlightening environment. Students can expect friendly guidance and receive meaningful instruction during each visit.
- Library Information
- Book Catalogs: WPJH Library & Online
- Meet The Media Specialist
- Community Connections/Events
- 3D Printing
- Davis School District Policy and Procedures 4I-202 School Library Media Centers
See what the WPJH Library has
The librarian and the School Committee strive to have a library collection that all students and parents consider appropriate. Nevertheless, 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, parents do not have the right to make that determination on behalf of other parents and students.
A parent desiring to restrict their own child’s access to specific library materials shall submit the request in writing (or via email) to the Librarian at the school their child is currently attending. If the material is a required part of classroom curriculum activities, the parent must follow the procedures for waiver contained in 11IR-107 Section 14.
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WPJH Library Lunchtime
- Book Lists and Reviews
- School Library Special Events
- Policies, Guidelines, & Related Forms
- Library Standards
DSD Audio Visual Policy & Guidelines
DSD 40I-200 Instructional Materials Management Policy (Sec. 5- Selection and use of Audiovisual Support Materials in the Classroom)
Use of Audiovisual Support Materials in the Classroom Guidelines Infographic
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
Copyright for Teaching
DSD Library Media Policy, Guidelines, & Related Info.
- DSD 4I-202 School Library Media Centers
- DSD School Library Media Centers: Guidelines and Procedures (in revision)
- Administrative Procedures- Instructional Materials Management
- Use of Audiovisual Support Materials in the Classroom Guidelines
DSD School Libraries Parent Information FAQs (in revision)
Statement on Challenges 2021 (Utah Library Media Association, Utah Education Association, Utah Library Association, Utah Library Media Supervisors)
Request Sensitive Materials Review
If a parent, student, staff member, or board member with standing feels that a specific library material contains sensitive material, they may request that the material be considered for removal. (4I-202 School Library Media Centers, Section 3)
Parent Lottery for Sensitive Materials Committee Member
Parents with standing who wish to volunteer to be on a Sensitive Material Review Committee may apply each school year, and will be chosen randomly using a digital randomizer. (4I-202 School Library Media Centers, Section 4.1.5)
Appeal Sensitive Material Decision
The original requester or another individual with standing may appeal the determination of the review committee using this form. The appeal must be submitted within 15 school days of the date the original determination was posted to the website. An appeal must state how the rational or outcome of the review process violates policy or clearly articulate why a further review of the material in question is justified. (4I-202 School Library Media Centers, Section 4.7)
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 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 WPJH TEAMS lab sign-up main calendar for a particular day, leaving such information as what class periods, and what sections of the Media Center will be used. Computer lab signups are also done on the WPJH TEAMS lab sign-up main 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. 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
Born and raised in Palo Alto, California on the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula, home of Stanford University, Facebook, Apple, Google, and the center of the tech world's Silicon Valley.
Taught Spanish 3, College & Career Awareness, Exploring Business & Marketing, Creative Coding, and FACS A (Interior and Fashion Design) at WPJH for 14 years, 7 of which he was the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach and 1 of which he was the Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, prior to becoming the Media Specialist/Librarian and WPJH's Latinos In Action Advisor at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. He has also served as the WPJH School Webmaster since 2007.
When Mr. Bradshaw is not teaching he loves spending time with his wonderful wife and 4 children. He enjoys playing and coaching basketball/baseball, snowboarding, hiking, and going on STAYcations to explore the beautiful beehive state of Utah.
After graduating from Henry M. Gunn High school in Palo Alto, CA where he was the captain and MVP of the varsity basketball team, Mr. Bradshaw earned an Associates Degree in Fashion Design from West Valley Community College in Saratoga, California. Next he served as a Missionary in the Monterrey, Mexico area for two years, where he became fluent in the beautiful language of Spanish. After his time in Mexico he spent 4 years on the U.S. island state of Hawaii, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Business Management from BYU-Hawaii on the picturesque North Shore of Oahu where he met his wife. After returning to the U.S. main land, his wife and he both earned Master's Degrees from the University of Utah, his wife in Social Work and Mr. Bradshaw in Education.
- 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.