Faculty Guide

Tulsa Will Rogers Library

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We are here to support your curriculum!

An abundance of evidence strongly supports the connection between student achievement and the presence of school libraries with qualified school library media specialists. When library media specialists work with teacher to support learning opportunities with books, computer resources, and more, students learn more, get better grades, and score higher on standardized test scores than their peers in schools without good libraries.

~US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

Stephanie Brucks & Tina Ham... Your librarians!

Library Media Specialists

National Board Certified Teachers

Polly Clarke Award Winners

you can also follow the library on instagram @roperslibrary

Booking the Library

· A master calendar is available for sign up.

· Reservations must be made in advance.

· Teachers are responsible for their class and must remain with their students throughout the class period.

· To better serve our teachers please inform the librarians about assignments your classes will be working on both in and out of the library this will enable us to assist you with making pathfinders, pulling books, locating resources, etc.

Ipad Carts & Nook Carts

Ipad carts & Nook Carts may be checked out through the Media Center for teachers interested in collaborating to use these resources.

Online Resources Available

  • Biography in contexy resource center - biographies on notable figures in

    lliterature, science, history, government, business

    CIA World Factbook - in depth almanac

    Culture Grams- information on states and countries including statistics, cultural profiles, photographs, biographical articles and recipes from around the world.

    Ebsco Host- comprehensive online collections of full text articles and searchable databases.

    Gale Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database

    Gale Opposing Viewpoints Information on social issues: viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, magazines and newspaper articles.

    Gale US History in Context comprehensive online collection that uses an intuitive, Web-like interface to provide multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library References in eBook format

    Grolier Online Passport – 8 encyclopedias: general reference resource with periodical and web links. Includes Hispanic Encyclopedia.

    Issues and Controversies in American history Balanced explanation of the most contentious issues in American History

    Online newspapers local, state, national and international

    Science in Context- authoritative information for assignments and projects on subjects such as earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history and biography.

    Student Resource Center - Magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, biographies, photos, maps, teacher resources. Email to home from school. (This includes all Ebsco host databases, i.e. Kid Search & Searchasauraus)

    Teaching books.net - Author program. K-12 book resources

    Teen Health and Wellness (Rosenthal)- Developed with a team of experienced health and wellness writers, educators, librarians, and expert reviewers, it contains critical information for research and reports.

    World book web an accurate, authoritative, up to date online encyclopedia.

Get the Rogers Catalog App

You can browse books, requests books, create book lists for us to pull and put books on hold.

Download Follett Destiny Quest app (Apple & Android)

Enter url: destiny.tulsaschools.org

Choose: Rogers

Log in: username: (your 5x2) password: rogers

or visit our online catalog below

Student use of the Library

Before school (7:45-8:10)

· Students must have a Rogers ID with Morning Library Pass Sticker. Sign up in library for Library AM 2014-15 sticker.

· Students must have a purpose for being in the library (ie homework, reading, printing).

During class

· Students must have their agenda with time recorded.

· Each student must have a purpose.


· Students must have a Rogers ID with Library Lunch Pass sticker and a purpose to enter. Sign up in library for LLP sticker for your ID

After school (3:25-4:00)

· Students must have a Rogers ID.

· Students must have a purpose for being in the library (ie homework, reading, printing).

Borrowing Priveledges

  • Students may check out 3 books at a a time
  • Students may check out books for two weeks .
  • Students may renew books as needed.
  • Current month editions of Periodicals are available for checkout,
  • See the librarians about getting free copies of previous issues.
  • Students may use destiny online or ask librarians for assistance to place books on hold.
  • NOOKS & MP3 AudioBook Check Out
  • Students in good standing (no fines, no losses, or extreme overdues) will be able to check out NOOKS and MP3 Players!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Will Rogers Library is to create a student-centered library media center that supports the school’s curriculum, prepares students for life-long learning, informed decision-making, a love of reading, and to be effective users of information technologies.