Scot Smith

Julie Lee

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.

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,  and DVDs.  RMS subscribes to World Book and Gale’s Infotrac through the Tennessee Electronic Library, two outstanding online databases, and ComicsPlus through MackinVia. These resources are available through the Clever Portal.  Presently, the RMS library has over 500 digital e-books accessible through Destiny Discover that students can read online at school or at home on their devices.

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. 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 day users are enouraged to 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, read alouds, 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 2023-2024 school year, Robertville Middle School will host graphic novelist and illustrator Raul the Third.
Below is a list of authors who have visited Robertsville during Mr. Smith’s tenure:

  • Tracy Barrett
  • Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Sharon M. 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
  • Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • Kathleen Burkinshaw
  • Alan Gratz
  • Nathan Hale
  • Dusti Bowling