Media Center


Building D
Deena White, Librarian/ Media Specialist (938-0300 x52355)
deena.white@rrps.net
Darlene Jones, Library Assistant (938-0300 x52353) 
HOURS:
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Fridays
7:00am - 3:00pm

Media Center Announcements

What's New in the Library

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

This is an extremely deep and moving novel that deals with something that many would rather not think about:  self-harm.  Charlotte (Charlie) Davis is a cutter.  She’s been living on the streets, but ends up in a treatment facility.  In this novel, she tells us her story.  Through her first-person narrative, we learn the events that led to her being in a treatment facility, what goes through her mind during recovery, and the reasons behind the decisions she makes.  I fell in love with the character and empathized with her even as I became angry at her for her actions.  Not for the faint of heart.

 

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

In this fantasy novel you’ll meet not one, but two main characters:  Nolan and Amara.  Nolan is an Arizona teen who wants to get through high school, date a pretty girl, and have a normal life.  There’s just one problem; every time he closes his eyes, he’s transported into Amara’s mind.  Amara lives in a world of magic and danger.  She is a servant who must protect the princess, at any cost.  Amara longs to be free:  free of her servitude and free of the presence that is always lurking in her mind.  This novel was filled with twists and turns; it has a unique premise that kept me guessing.

 

Art in the Library

If you have an opportunity, stop by the library to see all of the wonderful art that is on display.  Ms. Olive and the Art Honor Society will be rotating student artwork throughout the year.  We have some very talented students, and I’m very happy to have their wonderful artwork shown in the library.

 

Just for Fun

 We have a library pet, a betta fish named Edgar.   He seems pretty bored with the current background of his fish tank.  Anyone who is interested can pick up a blank background and design a new one.  We will rotate entries on a weekly basis.  You can create any background, but some ideas are: 

  • Draw a scene from a favorite book.
  • Design something inspired by Edgar Allan Poe since that’s who Edgar the Fish is named after.
  • Create a design that shows your school spirit.
  • Develop a special holiday background for him.

Be creative and have fun!

 

Book donation
Our library appreciates book donations if the book is in good condition (no writing on the pages, covers intact and no water damage). If our library already has a copy of the title donated, it will be offered to teachers for their classrooms. We do not take magazines because of limited storage.

Thanks for thinking of us!
LIBRARY POLICIES:
  • Please present ID CARD when checking out books.
  • 4 books may be checked out at a time.
  • Books are checked out for 3 weeks with renewals available.
  • FINES are $.10 a school day per book.
  • If you have overdue books and/or fines, you may not check out additional books until cleared.
  • Overdue/fines will be distributed periodically through 3rd period classes.
  • Take care of all checked out library materials. You will be charged for any damages. If the item is no longer usable, you will be charged a replacement fee.
  • A QUIET work environment is expected at all times (whisper and keep your talking to a minimum or you will be asked to leave).
  • Leave ALL backpacks and bags in the cubbies provided at the entrance.
  • FOOD, DRINK, and GUM are NOT PERMITTED inside the library.
  • Help us keep our facility neat and clean by placing books on the shelving carts provided.
  • Library computer use is available on a first come first serve basis and must be signed up for at the circulation desk.
  • RRPS District Computer use policies must be followed, for example : COMPUTERS ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY - NO GAMES, CHAT ROOMS, ETC.
  • Printing costs 10 cents per page for black and white copies 25 cents for color copies.
  • The computer labs are by teacher reservation only. All the above rules also apply to the labs.

Databases & Resource Sites

BIBLIOGRAPHY GENERATORS
use these to create a works cited page or bibliography
Easy Bib
works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago citation.
MLA Documentation Guide
Create an MLA works cited page

EL PORTAL
El Portal is a collection of databases that is offered at no charge to residents of New Mexico. It is available 24/7 at home or at school.

GALE VIRTUAL LIBRARY
databases and reference ebooks

LIBRARY COMPUTER CATALOGS
link to our school library catalog and the public library

MACKIN VIA EBOOKS and DATABASES
EBooks or electronic books you can read online or check out and research databases are resources that include magazines, newspapers, reference works, photographs, videos, podcasts, maps, speeches, interviews and much more.
MACKIN VIA (click here)
easy access to our ebooks and databases in one convenient location.
School - V. Sue Cleveland
Login - chslibrary
pw - stormcoming

To check out e-books:
Login: your student id number
Password: rrps

EBSCO Literary Reference Center
Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.



MAGAZINES and NEWSPAPERS
Periodicals that are published in the US as well as abroad
Albuquerque Journal
Newspapers in education program provides us access to the Journal to promote literacy and create intelligent and informed community members. Click on the e-journal tab and use the following login information to access.
username - chslibrary
password- stormcoming
Gale Infotrac Periodical Database
current academic and popular magazines
International Newspapers
by country and region
National Review
U.S. conservative magazine
Newsbank - America's historical newspapers and New Mexico newspapers
Search through a timeline-based interface to search hundreds of digitized U.S. newspapers covering colonization through globalization. A cross-curricular resource that provides information for topics including: English composition, American History, Sociology, Humanities and others in the form of articles, illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and more, exactly as they appeared in print. INCLUDES Albuquerque Journal and 2 other New Mexico newspapers
The Economist
A British magazine that reports events from around the world.

In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus.
RRPS FREE DISTRICT RESOURCESSafe Search/Online Resource Portal including Google Scholar and other online research databases and sites.

 

 
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