The mission of the DVUSD Library Media Center staff is to work collaboratively with teachers and students to support academics, to promote reading for pleasure and information, and to prepare our community of learners with the life-long skills necessary to be competent, critical, ethical, and independent seekers and users of information.
- The K-6, K-8, and middle school libraries are each staffed with a Library Clerk who manages the Library Media Center (LMC) schedule, checks materials in and out of the LMC, reads stories to classes, models searching for materials and information, orders new materials based on student and staff recommendations, processes all new materials, and organizes a wide variety of library programming to encourage students in their quest for enjoyable reading and their need for reliable information.
Each DVUSD high school library is staffed with a full-time, state certified Teacher/Librarian, who collaborates with classroom teachers to integrate the National School Library Standards and the College and Career Ready standards with library instruction. Teacher/Librarians provide student instruction for research strategies (including electronic and print sources), ethical use of information, evaluation of sources for inclusion in research, and support students across the various curricula with academics and technology. Additionally, Teacher/Librarians provide professional development and in-service training for the school staff to implement district, state and national standards.
Gail SalamehDistrict Lead Librarian