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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Privacy Policy

St. Francis Catholic High School is strongly committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of website user information. This Privacy Policy describes the information that St. Francis Catholic High School collects through our website, what is done with the information collected, and to whom the information may be disseminated.

St. Francis Catholic High School collects the data that your web browser passes on, such as generic connection information, Internet IP address, cookies and web-browser name and version. These items are recorded in our web server’s log files, which is common practice with all websites. We use the information contained within these logs to track the number of visitors to the website, analyze the performance of the website, and to track user preferences to ensure that we are publishing content that people need and want.

Any such data and any additional information that we gather via online forms, like contact information (i.e. email and/or mailing address), is only used internally. We may use such contact information to communicate with you, but we will not sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist St. Francis Catholic High School in communicating with you. We may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.

All highly sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted through a secure connection (SSL/TLS). Independent external and internal audits are conducted from time to time to review our privacy and security settings, how we process your information on our website and to ensure we remain compliant with PCI-DSS standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). St. Francis Catholic High School processes transactions immediately and does not store any credit card information at any time. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on its website.

St. Francis Catholic High School’s website contains links to other websites. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the privacy practices or anything else having to do with sites that link to or from our site, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on linked sites as their standards may be different from ours.

The content, including the images, of our website, especially in those sections which are password-protected, are intended for specific individuals, groups or members of our school community. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from St. Francis Catholic High School for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever. We urge you to be careful about giving information in public areas of the website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the website, and any information you share in a public area is done so at your own risk.

St. Francis Catholic High School reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted in our Privacy Policy page to reflect the date of modification. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at webmaster@stfrancishs.org

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