Welcome to the Library

    Thank you for visiting the library page. The Mt Jordan Library has been an important part of the school learning community since 1954. I am Mr. Goodman, the library media teacher.        
A little about me:
        I hold a bachelor's degree (1973) and a Master's degree (1980) from Brigham Young University and a library media certificate from Utah State University (1998). I attend classes each year at the University of Utah in the Book Arts Program and have attended California State University Long Beach and Weber State University. In 1990, I was one of three Utah teachers to be named a National Fellow for Independent Studies in the Humanities, and the following year, I was honored as the Utah French Teacher of the Year.
I believe in life long learning.

    I have been at Mt. Jordan Middle School for eighteen years. Before coming to Mt. Jordan Middle School I was a classroom teacher at Union Middle School for 25 years. I taught reading, English, American and Utah history, art, theatre and speech, and French. Things I enjoy doing are reading young adult literature, (that is where the best writing is happening today); listening to many styles of music; making handmade paperhandmade books, postal art and Artist Trading Cards; genealogy and memoir writing; and working with young people. I am happy to use my past teaching and life experiences to help students and teachers in the library. Although I don't write often, you may want to visit my blog: oldlibraryman.blogspot.com If you visit, please leave a comment so that I know you have stopped by for a visit. You should also visit the Mount Jordan Memory Project to see the history of Mt. Jordan's first 60 years. It is a work in progress so new items of interest are being added as often as I am able. This year is Mount Jordan's Sixty second year serving the Sandy, Utah community.

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        Things you may want to know about the library:
        1)The library is open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays we open after teacher collaboration time at 9:00 a.m and close at 3:00 p.m. Books may be checked out for 14 school days; days when school is not in session, weekends and holidays, are "free" extra days. A student may have up to three books checked out at any one time. Parents may also check out books.
        Important note: We do charge a ten cent per day fine for overdue books, so it is a good idea to check the due date sticker on the book. I know that everyone makes mistakes, so I allow a two day grace period after the due date in which no fine is charged. But, if you have any fines or overdue books, you may not check out any new items until you have taken care of your responsibility.
        2) The library currently has 14,992 items on the shelves or checked out.
        3) The books are arranged in four sections in the library:
                a) fiction, marked on the spine label with FIC followed by the first three letters of the author's last name;
                b) nonfiction, marked on the spine label with a Dewey Decimal Number followed by the first three letters of the author's last name;
                c) biography, marked on the spine label with the Dewey Decimal Number of 920 and first three letters of the author's last name for a collection of persons'  biographies, or 92 and the first three letters of the person's name for an individual biography ;
                e) and special collections, marked on the spine label with SP or SC (Short Story Collection)followed by the markings of either a or b listed above.
        4) There are four main work areas in the library: the "Maker Space," the "Coloring Space," the classroom work area, and the circulation desk.