About Our Media Center
The mission of the Red Bank Regional High School Media Center is to ensure that students and staff become effective, lifelong users of ideas and information by providing free and equal access to materials that meet intellectual, curriculum, and recreational needs, instruction in information retrieval, and networking with available resources.
The Media Center is an important aspect of the educational program at Red Bank Regional High School. It provides a wealth of information and technologies to the students, staff, faculty and community.
Our Media Center includes more than 18,000 books, over 100 print periodical subscriptions, online 3000 magazines and newspapers via EBSCO and Proquest, the online periodical subscription databases, 900 videos and DVD's, and 250 music CD's. We subscribe to 12 subject area online databases. There is an extensive inventory of AV equipment which is available for staff and student use.
The Media Center services over 1100 students and 150 staff members. On average, over 350 students use the facility daily.
The Media Center is fully automated and has 39 student workstations which all have Internet connectivity, Microsoft Office. Several of our workstations have access to video editing software and external hard drives for video production. The Media Center also has wireless Internet access. Our collection is catalogued electronically on the Follett system and can be accessed via our school website as well from the desktop application of computers within our network.
The Media Specialist provides a number of services to the faculty, staff and students at Red Bank Regional High School. All freshman receive an orientation to inform them of Media Center materials, procedures and resources. Classes are encouraged to use the Media Center resources for research. The Media Specialist can assist all staff in the use of the Media Center and its available technologies for use in instruction. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to seek out the Media Specialist for assistance in individual projects.