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Doxey Elementary Library Media Guidelines
The Doxey Elementary Library Media Center exists to provide informational resources for teachers and students, assist students in developing literacy and research skills, and provide recreational reading opportunities.
Each class will be assigned a fixed time in the library media center for instruction and book check out. Each class will receive 45 minutes of library media instruction per week. Scheduled library periods missed due to holidays, assemblies, field trips, and early outs will not be made up, but students may come in during open library time to exchange books.
The library media specialist will supervise the students during their scheduled time.
In addition to scheduled class times, the library is open for book exchange at specified times each day. A student may exchange their book at any of these times. Kindergarten and first grade may check out one book at a time and second through sixth grades may check out two books at a time.
Books are checked out for 14 days, after which they are overdue. There are no overdue fines assessed at Doxey; however, students with an overdue book will not be allowed to check out other materials until the missing material is returned, renewed, or the replacement cost has been paid. All books checked out by students must be returned to the media center two weeks before the last day of school.
Teachers may check out up to 30 books/materials for a month and may renew them unless they have been requested by another teacher. All materials must be returned to the media center one week before the last day of school.
All patrons must pay the replacement cost for lost materials. If the material is subsequently found within 30 days from the payment date, the monies will be reimbursed. Damaged books will be assessed a fee based on the severity of the damage and the age of the book. This will be determined by the library media specialist.
While students are in the library they are expected to follow the posted rules: eyes watching, ears listening, mouth quiet, hands and feet to myself, have library book and card. Students who choose not to follow the rules will be asked to sit at a table and put their head down. If the behavior continues, the student will be sent back to classroom.
Students may use the library computers for instruction or research during their scheduled class time and during individual check out times. Students may lose library computer privileges if not adhering to the District Acceptable Use Agreement or the library procedures. (http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/domain/2002)
Materials selected for the library will support the curriculum and the recreational needs of students. Materials will be chosen for their accuracy, timeliness, and provision of balanced views. They will include award winning books and popular series. Materials will meet the developmental/maturity level of students and will provide for the younger, as well as, the more mature readers. Requests and suggestions from students, parents, and faculty which fit these criteria may also be considered.
Materials donated to the library are appreciated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the library media professional following the selection criteria policy. Unwanted items donated to teachers or other organizations.
Materials may be removed from the collection for being out dated, inaccurate, damaged, duplicate, unused, or no longer part of the curriculum. Materials removed from the collection will have their barcodes removed. They will be stamped as “No longer the property of Davis School District”. They may be donated to teachers or other organizations, or disposed of through the school trash pick-up system.
Challenged Library Materials
Davis School 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.
Davis School District has approved a Challenged Library Materials Procedure for any complaints regarding collection holdings. The policy and forms can be obtained online at http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/46
Library Advisory Committee
Doxey Library Advisory Committee will help provide input, promote library programs and may assist in challenges to library materials. This committee will be formed early in the school year and shall meet at least two times during the school year. They may also help out as the Collection Evaluation Committee.
Collection Evaluation Committee
The Doxey Collection Evaluation Committee responds to challenges to library materials. The Collection Evaluation Committee consists of an odd number of voting members, not less than five, and may include an administrator, counselor, upper and lower grade teacher, parent representative, and student representative where appropriate. The school library media specialists shall be a voting member of and chair the committee.
Copyright and Legal Issues
The library supports intellectual freedom as outlined in The Library Bill of Rights (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/ )and An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights: Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program (http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2009/07/minors-and-internet-interactivity-an-interpretation-of-the-library-bill-of-rights/ ).
Davis School District and this library support current United States copyright laws and guidelines. Additional information on copyright can be obtained from The United States Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov).
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