Library & Technology

Welcome to the Saint Gertrude High School Library

The light-filled Saint Gertrude High School Library is a vibrant center of learning and research within our school. Guided by the curriculum and the objectives of the school, the Library provides a friendly atmosphere that encourages students and faculty to make use of the available resources. Spaces for collaborative projects and individual study are located in the Library and adjoining collaboration, makerspace and multi-media labs. Students get hands-on experiences with digital resources and tools that prepare them to become lifelong library and information users. Digital reference sources provide students with opportunities to develop search strategies and information literacy skills for future library use at the college level and beyond. By providing both contemporary and classic fiction, the program also strives to instill in the students a desire to read for pleasure.

The Library is the information hub of the school and makes available both print and digital resources for academic and individual pursuits. The automated library catalog and circulation system provide access to Library holdings. Further research sources are provided through the Library’s online subscriptions which can be accessed through any school computer or from home through the Saint Gertrude High School Learning Management System, Gatornet.
SGHS is a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device school. However, to support the additional needs of our community, desktop computers, laptops, and printers are available during the school day and before and after school for use by faculty, students, and staff. Teachers schedule time in the Library or labs with their classes creating a blended learning environment where technology tools support instructional goals.

Digital Literacy is an online course for ALL new students developed to build a strong foundation for academic life in a 1:1 learning environment. Facilitated by the Librarian and Academic Technologist, new students develop a strong foundation in technology literacy, information literacy and digital citizenship.

Technology Integration

Saint Gertrude High School approaches technology integration with our school mission as the driving force. Developing critical thinking and creative expression while maintaining a high moral character, is the foundation to all projects in the technology program. Our students gain firsthand knowledge of how technology can be used to help them solve problems, think deeper and demonstrate creativity. By the time they graduate, the girls have learned to apply technology to all aspects of their academic life.

The Technology Department works closely with all the teachers and students to support their use of technology within different classes.

Specific Technology courses are offered in Coding, Digital Video Design, Graphic Design, Music Technology and AP Computer Science.