Library

Overview

St. Francis Library

The library serves as the information and resource center for faculty and students.

Our mission is to teach students to develop the research and technology skills necessary to find, analyze and communicate information effectively. Through books, media, and technology, students are encouraged to be lifelong readers and learners.

Library Hours
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30am – 3:45pm

* Exceptions include Late Start Days

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Instruction

The library staff works collaboratively with members of the learning community to ensure student success.  As instructional partners with teachers, the library staff provides:

  • Library orientation for faculty and students
  • Instruction on use of online full-text research databases, e-books, & library catalog through one-on-one, small group and class in-services
  • Formal and informal instruction in research skills building
  • Collaboration with faculty in designing instructional units and research projects
  • Teacher/Librarian partnership for team-teaching course curriculum
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Collection

As information specialists the library staff provides leadership and expertise in:

Selection, acquisition and management of:
  • Print and digital collections to meet identified curricular needs and learning objectives through collaboration with faculty
  • High school & college level research databases for class work and projects
  • High interest young adult fiction and periodicals for student enrichment
Support in use of SF Library resources from home
  • Training on catalog app (Destiny Quest) and databases app (Access My Library) for iPad
Ongoing review of collections for currency and relevancy
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Services

As a 21st century facility, the library provides information in a variety of formats and dedicated spaces for a variety of uses:

  • Checkout privileges to all members of the SF community
  • A supportive environment for individual and group research, study, and learning
  • Conference  rooms for faculty, peer tutors; student group work
  • Library Media Classroom with 30 wireless netbooks for class instruction and presentations
  • Computers for student use on a drop-in basis
  • Cozy reading area
  • Displays of library materials, student class projects and individual artwork
  • Permanent collection of student art
  • Communication with teachers, students and administrators through newsletters and email of new titles, displays and promotions

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