Annette Goyne, Library/Media Specialist
The library has a collection of over 10,000 books, videos, audio books, and CD-ROMs. The cataloguing system is automated and you can search for titles on 3 library computers identified by a color wheel and the number (the logo for our automation system: Winnebago Spectrum). If youíre not familiar with using an automated catalogue, please let me know and Iíll set up some tutorial sessions.
Online resources:Online Resources.html
The RHS Library has 13 computers (Windows-based) for student use, with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Office Small Business Tools, and Publisher. Print Shop is also on every computer and Adobe Photoshop is available on some computers. The computers are networked to default to a black and white laser printer at the front desk. If printing in color is absolutely vital to you or your student, you can change the default from the black and white HP 2100 laser printer to the HP 2550 color printer.
If we donít have a particular title you are looking for or you canít find anything on the subject you are interested in, we can inter-library loan materials from other libraries. You have access to the collections of most of Vermontís public, school, college, and university libraries. Even if the book doesnít exist in Vermont, we can try to order it from another state or country! It may take a little longer, but it really works! For books coming within Vermont, it typically takes about a week for them to arrive, depending on the library.
Vermont Online Library:
Students and faculty have access to the Vermont Online Library. This is an electronic information database allowing access to 1,000 full-text and 2,000 indexed periodical titles covering the social sciences, humanities, science and technology, national news and general interest subject areas, full-text coverage of the New York Times (last 12 mo. to present), reference books such as Information Please Almanac (Atlas and Yearbook), Information Please Sports Almanac, Information Please Environmental Almanac, Merriam-Websterís Biographical Dictionary, Merriam-Websterís Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Websterís Dictionary of Quotations, The Columbia Encyclopedia, The Readerís Companion to American History, as well as a Health and Wellness Resource Center and a Business and Company Resource Center.
The site can be located at: http://www.VTonlinelib.org. When you get to the home page, click on the ďRĒ button, scroll down to click on Richford Jr. Sr. High School.
Access to this site is paid for by our school, and is intended for our students and faculty only, so please be aware not to share our password with colleagues, friends, and family in other states. Anyone in Vermont may access this site legitimately through his or her public library.
RHS has access to the Vermont Interactive Learning Network. The system allows students, faculty, and staff to interact via televisions with students and professionals in other locations. Please talk to Mr. Derosia if you are interested in using this service.
The library has 2 overhead projectors, a portable Boom Box, a television, VCR, DVD player, a chalk/white board, a lectern, and portable screens, which may be signed out. A photocopier is available as well. A smartboard, laptop, and computer projector are available through Mr. Derosia.
There is a professional collection for the faculty to the left of the mailboxes in the Faculty Room. Faculty and Staff may borrow these for a few weeks at a time. There is an honor system sign-out sheet on a legal pad to sign books out.
Laminating: The library has a large and a small laminator. These are tricky, expensive, dangerous machines, so only a few people in the building are authorized to us them. Students should never use these machines. Materials may be given to Mrs. Goyne to be laminated.
The Library is open daily 8:55 AM to 3:15 PM and is available for both student and faculty use.
Books may be borrowed for a period of 3 weeks. Periodicals and videos may be borrowed overnight.† Students must care for and return all library materials.
Failure to return overdue materials or meet library responsibilities may result in detention or loss of library privileges.† Users will be expected to pay for lost or damaged materials.
During school hours, when the library is available, students entering the library must have a pass from their teacher. When a student is ready to return to class, he or she must bring a pass from the library. Students must return to class before the end of the block.
The Library is to be used for educational purposes. If students are sent to the library unaccompanied by a teacher, there should be a purpose to their visit; e.g. research, typing a report, or browsing the collection. Students will not be allowed to check e-mail during the school day. Passes to the library should state clearly what students are to be working on. Students who are simply checking their email or web surfing will be sent back to class. They may do this on their own time, (at lunch or after school).
All students must sign the Acceptable Use Policy before being allowed to use the computers. Students must sign in and out on the Computer Log-in sheet at the front desk.
Privileges at Arvin A. Brown Public Library
All faculty members and students at RHS have borrowing privileges at the Arvin A. Brown Public Library regardless of whether you are a resident of Richford or not. This library, located at 88 Main St. to the right of the Town Hall, has a very good collection of over 10,000 books, videos, DVDs, and audio books. Four public access computers with high-speed DSL Internet connections are available (this is good to tell your students who need access to computers after school hours). For history buffs, the Richford Historical Societyís collection of Richford Gazettes (former newspaper) dating to the 19th century is available at the Library and can be viewed on a microfilm machine. Book discussions, programs, and adult basic education are also offered throughout the year. An upstairs conference room is available for meetings of non-profit organizations.
Hours are: Mondays and Fridays: 10:00-5:00, Wed: 10:00 to 8:00, and Sat: 10:00 to 2:00.
Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 on weekdays.
Phone number: 848-3313†††† Web Site: http://www.aabrown.org††