The purpose of this lesson is for you, the student, to learn about your new school library including information about how it's organized, its holdings, and general operations.
Using both the RBMS Orientation LibGuide and the RBMS Library Website, you will be able to:
accurately answer all 15 questions in the RBMS Library ROCKS! Scavenger Hunt, or
accurately answer all 7 questions on the Library Orientation Assignment 2.
When are you open, and how do I get in?
When is the library open?
Every school day from 8:15a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
May I use the library BEFORE school?
Yep. You'll need to get a pass from the teacher on duty in the cafeteria. There are a limited number of passes, so plan ahead and get there early.
May I use the library during my LUNCH period?
Sure. Students will be allowed in the library for the LAST 10 minutes of each lunch period.
4th Period Lunch - 12:00
5th Period Lunch - 12:58
6th Period Lunch - 1:55
This will ensure all students have had adequate time to eat.
You'll need to get a pass from Ms. Brooks. A limited number of passes will be available, so plan ahead and get yours quickly.
May I use the libary AFTER school?
You Betcha! No pass is needed after school, but be sure you don't miss your ride home, and keep in mind we close at 4:15.
May I use the library DURING class?
That's up to your teacher. He/she will issue you a "library pass."
Do I have to sign-in?
Yes. All students must sign-in when using the library independently. You will sign in at the computer located near the library's entrance. You simply type in your student ID and press enter, Your name will appear along with a short menu options list. Simply select the reason for your visit from the pop-up menu options. Be sure to sign-out when you leave. Again, just type in your student ID # and press enter. The sign-in box will reset.
What's there to do?
The Library IS:
A nice, quiet place where you can read, study, or just relax.
The Library HAS:
MAGAZINES, Books, both fiction and nonfiction, Computers for use with school assignments, and Reference Materials
How can I find the type of books I like?
Well, that depends on what you like to read. Books are located in two main sections, the FICTION section and the DEWEY section.
The Fiction section of the library is organized by GENRE so if you have a favorite type of book, first find that genre. The books are still arranged by the first three letters of the author's last name within each genre section. Here are the GENREs we've used:
Graphic Novel, Adventure, Classic, Historical Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Realistic, Romance, Sci Fi / Fantasy, and Sports
The DEWEY section contains all biographies, informational books and reference books as well as some poetry collections, story collections, and folk tales.
One of the best ways to quickly find what you're looking for is to use the online catalog. See the link in the "Where can I find more information?" box, or use the online catalog below.
RBMS Library Catalog
Running Brushy Middle School
2303 N. Lakeline Boulevard
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
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Just how QUIET do I have to be?
Library patrons use the library for a variety of needs. Some might just want a quiet place to relax, while others are doing some serious studying. It's imperative that all library patrons respect the needs of others, therefore I expect all students to be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, PREPARED, AND PRODUCTIVE. Be mindful of those around you. Work quietly, and if you NEED to talk to someone, use a quiet voice. Always put things back where they belong and clean up after yourselves.