Media Center 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Bruin Computer Lab (Classroom use and student academic use ) 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Green Computer Lab (Classroom use) Gold Computer Lab (Classroom Use)
TTC (Teacher Tech Center) Open to teachers
Speak quietly. If those at the table next to you can hear you, you are talking too loudly.
No food or drink.
No cell phone usage.
Print only what you need for school.
Students coming from class, study hall, or advisory need a signed pass. (30-minute time limit suggested)
While using computers, students agree to abide by CPS district guidelines--no chat, games, or nonacademic websites.
Acceptable Use Policy
Students must have signed Computer Use (yellow/blue/gold card) on file before using computers. District approved guidelines for acceptable use of technology are posted in areas with computers. It is each student's responsibility to be familiar with and abide by these guidelines.
The computers in the media center are for academic use only. Web surfing, downloading, MP3's, games, and other recreational use is not allowed. Using the media center's computers in an inappropriate manner can result in loss of login privileges, AUT privileges, and parking privileges.
Using USB drives from outside Rock Bridge
Anyone who brings a USB (Thumb Drive) to school should scan it for viruses using the virus software on the computer. Open My Computer, right click on C, and scan with virus scanner. Ask in the Media Center if you are unclear about how to scan for a virus.
Materials and Services:
Automated Union Catalog (Destiny)
The automated catalog available on each networked computer in the Media Center is an index to provide access to all library media materials.
Over 25,000 items are available. Textbooks are checked out on a yearly basis. Lit Set books may be checked out for five weeks. Reference materials, calculators, and some high-demand items may be checked out overnight. Most other items may be checked out for a three-week period. Overdue notices are sent to students each week via email. Students with overdue, lost, and damaged materials including literature set books will not be allowed to check out any additional materials (except textbooks) until those items are returned or paid for. Students who lose a textbook will receive another textbook, but will still be required to replace the lost textbook if it is not found. If a student loses two textbooks, they will need to return or pay for them before another textbook will be issued. Students unable to pay for lost books will be referred to the administration.
Magazines and Newspapers
The Media Center receives fifty-eight magazine titles in hard copy and six newspapers.
Audio-Visual Materials and Equipment
Students and teachers may use audio-visual materials and equipment for research or classroom presentations. Our collection includes slides, cassettes, audio recordings, CD-ROMs, videotapes, laser disks, art objects, art prints, kits, transparencies, and real objects. Students and teachers should schedule equipment with the Media Center staff well in advance of the date of a classroom presentation.
A copy machine is available in the Media Center.
World Book Encyclopedia Grolier's Encyclopedia
Electronic Databases (access through the RBHS home page http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/rbhs)
EbscoHost - huge database of periodical articles
SIRS (Social Issues Resource Series) - excellent resource for information on social issues
Electric Library - books, periodicals, radio and TV broadcasts, maps, pictures
American Journey - landmark events and notable people of American History.
Gale - Discovering Authors, Discovering Science, Discovering US History
Newsbank (periodical collection from 1991 to the present)
All computers are connected to the Internet with fiber. See Rock Bridge home page, http:\\www.columbia.k12.mo.us\rbhs, for links to specific resources and search engines. At the RBHS home page, click Media Center and choose the appropriate button such as encyclopedias.
It is each individual's responsibility to use copyrighted materials properly. Copyright guidelines and permission request forms are available in the Media Center. If you are not sure, don't use the material until you are.