- Instill in the students the love of reading – anytime – anywhere
- Help the students become lifelong learners and discover the joy of reading
- Provide a welcoming and safe environment for all who enter
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Crestview Elementary Library Media Guidelines/Procedures
Instill in the students the love of reading – anytime – anywhere.
Help the students become lifelong learners and discover the joy of reading.
Provide a welcoming and safe environment for all who enter.
The media specialist selects its materials with the curriculum, educational and recreational needs of the students in mind. Suggestions for materials are considered from teachers, students, peers and authoritative lists. The media specialist tries to select books that are current, accurate and offer a wide variety of views including award winners and popular series.
An inventory will be performed each year in a bi-yearly rotation. One year the fiction and picture books will be inventoried and the next year, the non-fiction, reference including teacher reference and videos. This ongoing inventory will help keep the collection current.
To have an up to date and attractive library, all materials will be looked at. The materials will be removed from circulation if they are no longer relevant/current, damaged or unused. Materials that have been damaged but are still used by the students can be reordered by the librarian if there are enough funds. Materials that are weeded will follow the district policy of weeding. The books can be given to the students, recycled, or disposed of through the school trash system at the discretion of the media specialist.
Materials donated to the media center are welcome. The media specialist will go through the items and decide what is appropriate for our library. The books can be used for our collection or prizes for students. Unwanted items will be recycled or disposed of through the school trash system.
If a parent has a request for their student, the parent/guardian will send a note to the media specialist, so they have a written record of the request. The media specialist will add a note to the child’s name in the Destiny program to be reminded of the request.
Library Advisory Committee
Crestview Library Advisory Committee will help provide input, promote library programs and may assist in challenges to library materials. They may also help out as the Collection Evaluation Committee.
Collection Evaluation Committee
The collection evaluation committee responds to challenges concerning library materials. The committee consists of an odd number of voting members, not less than five, and may include an administrator, counselor, upper and lower grade level teacher, parent representative, and student representative where appropriate.
Students may exchange their books when the library is not involved in a normally scheduled class with the permission of their classroom teacher. Kindergarten will be allowed 1 book (after the winter break) for classroom use. These books are not to go home. First graders are allowed one book, Second-Sixth grade are allowed up to 3 books per student. The books are checked out for two weeks and can be renewed. If the students does not return or renew all the books during their scheduled library time, they cannot check out until all books are returned or paid for. All books must be returned two weeks before school ends for the year. Teachers can check out up to 30 items and may renew them unless there is a hold on that item.
Students are expected to exhibit appropriate library behavior during class and open library times, RESPECT and R.E.A.D (return books, enter quietly, always leave library clean, decide on a book quickly).
Kindergarten will be scheduled 15 minutes per week and grades 1 – 6 will have 30 minutes. Library times that are missed due to holidays, assemblies, field trips and early outs will not be made up, but book exchanges can be scheduled. The library can be used by teachers when there are no scheduled classes, but they must accompany their students.
Crestview Elementary Media Center does not charge overdue fines on materials. If a book has been damaged the patron may be fined depending on the damage and is up to the discretion of the media specialist. If a book is lost, it must be paid for at replacement cost plus $2 processing fee before the student can check out again. If the book is found within 30 days a refund will be issued.
Challenged Library Materials
Davis School District recognizes the right of parents under state law and District Policy 11/R-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. Davis School District has approved a Challenged Library Materials Procedure for any complaints regarding collection holdings.
Copyright and Legal Issues
The library supports intellectual freedom as outlined in The Library Bill of Rights and An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights: Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program. 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).
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.