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Useful Links


Online Card Catalog (with links to GoWYLD state databases and Follett Shelf eBooks)


Dr. Spann: Teacher Librarian/ALC Coordinator

Dr. Spann has been the Academic Learning Center Coordinator (aka Teacher Librarian) at Rock Springs High School since 2000. She enjoys working with young adults, reading, creating things, and spending time with her family. She recently completed her educational doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis on instructional/teacher leadership and is pursuing her administration certification through the University of Wyoming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the ALC open?

A: Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:30pm (may vary due to unforeseen circumstances)

     If we have an After School Program, it will run until about 4:30pm. More information will be provided once the program is in place.

Q: How long can I check out books?

A: 15 school days (doesn't count weekends or days students are not in school), so basically, 3 weeks.

Q: Can I check out magazines?

A: Yes. Check out is for 3 days and you can only check out back issues.  Check with one of us and we can get them for you.

Q: Will I be fined if my books or magazines are overdue?

A: No. However, books not returned or renewed by the end of a quarter will be marked as lost and charged accordingly:

   Magazines: $5

   Paperbacks: $10

   Oversized Paperbacks: $15

   Hardback Fiction: $20

   Non-Fiction: $30

   These costs are a rough average of the books in these sections. These are replacement costs for damaged books as well. Please come see Dr. Spann if you have questions.

Q:  Can I listen to music while in the ALC?

A:  Yes, but please use your own player and USE HEADPHONES.

Q: Can I come to the ALC during class time?

A: Yes, with teacher permission.  Be sure to have a hall pass.  You will need to sign in at the front desk upon arrival. School policy states that if you have checked out of school, you are not to be in the ALC/Library (see student handbook under Attendance).

Q: Can I bring food or drink into the ALC?

A:  Yes, but keep it at the tables and clean up after yourself.  Please keep all food and/or drink away from the computers and any print materials belonging to the school.

Q: What number do we use to sign-in to the ALC and to check out books?

A: Student ID number (wm# only without the wm) or just your student ID.

Q: What services does the ALC provide?

A: Research, creation, book lending, testing, academic support, and information (daily bulletins posted on PowerSchool & RSHS Website)

Q: What electronic services does the ALC provide?

A: Wyoming State LIbrary databases, JSTOR (in school use only), Audiobooks, Electronic books & reference, Alexandria Researcher (online card catalog) and more.

Q: Some of the electronic services require login information. What do I use to login?

A: For audiobooks, Alexandria Research, and Follett Shelf, you use the same login information as PowerSchool. For other resources like the Gale Virtual Reference Library, please see Dr. Spann or message her on Facebook, Twitter or email.

The Wyoming State Library Databases do not require a login at school; however, if you are accessing these resources from home, you need a city library card number and PIN (usually the PIN is set at "wyld" unless a user has changed it).