Contact:

Scot Smith
865-425-9153
sssmith@ortn.edu

Julie Lee
865-425-9153
jlee@ortn.edu

Mission Statement

The Robertsville School Middle Library Media Center supports the curriculum and the school’s mission through access to quality literature and other educational materials, appropriate programming, and information literacy.

When is the media center open for student use?

From 7:00 until 3:15 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:00 until 1:00 on Wednesday. Students may use the library at any time during school day, provided they have their teacher’s permission. Students who are having problems with their laptops should come to the media center upon arrival at school or any time during class.

What’s in the collection?

The RMS media center has over 17,000 items available to teachers and students. Included in this collection are books, reference materials, magazines, videos and DVDs. The media center also circulates audio-visual and computer equipment, ranging from CD players to digital camcorders, laptop computers to LCD projectors. RMS subscribes to World Book and Gale’s Infotrac through the Tennessee Electronic Library, two outstanding online databases. Presently, the RMS library has over 500 digital e-books that students can read online.

How often and how many?

While there are exceptions to every rule, students are generally permitted to have two books checked out at a time. Books circulate for three weeks and are easily renewed. Most reference books may be checked out overnight. Students with overdue books must first return their overdue items before they may check out another book. RMS does not charge fines for overdue materials. Students who have lost or damaged a book are required to pay the full replacement cost of that book.

Student Devices

The RMS Library plays an important role in the AccessOR initiative. Students who are experiencing problems with their laptops should bring their devices to the library for troubleshooting and repair. The device will be checked in, repaired, and hopefully returned to the student during  the school day. Students who are day users must pick up their devices before 7:40. Otherwise, they will need to pick up their devices during the breaks between classes. All penalties associated with student laptops must be paid in the library.

What are some activities that take place in the media center?

In addition to the usual library related activities like booktalks, reference activities, and research projects, the media center also hosts a Scholastic Book Fair in September. Funds raised by this book fair are used to support author visits.  Award-winning authors such as Rick Riordan, Rita Williams-Garcia, Deborah Wiles, Jacqueline Woodson, Wendelin Van Draanen, and Jason Reynolds have all visited Robertsville Middle.

Author Visits

In 2018-2019 school year, Robertville Middle School will host Marc Tyler Nobleman in November and Kathleen Burkinshaw in May.
Below is a list of authors who have visited Robertsville during Mr. Smith’s tenure:

  • Tracy Barrett
  • Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Sharon Draper
  • Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Stephanie Tolan
  • Rick Riordan
  • Shelley Pearsall
  • Deborah Wiles
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Kimberly Angle
  • Gary Schmidt
  • Rick Yancey
  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Donna Jo Napoli
  • Kerry Madden
  • Chris Grabenstein
  • Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Roland Smith
  • Helen Hemphill
  • M.H. Herlong
  • Steve Sheinkin
  • Adam Gidwitz
  • Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Sarah Weeks
  • Jason Reynolds