Category Archives: Announcements

Two Laptops Accessing Books Online

Wireless Networks Across Campus

In order to facilitate better wireless access across campus, the Stetson IT department has renamed some of the wireless networks. All Stetson student, faculty, and staff should use either one of the “Stetson_User” networks or a network with a building name, such as “LBC_Wireless.” The “Stetson_Guest” network has been renamed “Guest_Access” and should not be used by Stetson student, faculty, or staff.


Library Google Glass Project

In order to support innovation at Stetson University, the duPont-Ball Library will provide one Google Glass to a Stetson faculty/staff member and one Google Glass to a student to complete a project over one semester. Because of limited funding, this is a competitive process. The library will rely on the material submitted by the applicant to evaluate the project. The chosen proposals will be those that best articulate the project as outlined below. All current Stetson University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply. Projects may be scholarly or artistic, but all must have a purpose that supports Stetson’s teaching and learning mission.

The library is announcing this project now to give applicants a chance to develop proposals over the summer. We will repeat the announcement at the beginning of fall semester with a SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 deadline for proposals.

By submitting an application, all applicants agree to return the Google Glass at the end of the semester and to present the project in an open forum.

Download the application here.

Student Assistant Needed for a Special Media Project

The library is looking for a student assistant to work with our Learning & Instruction Librarian over the summer. The student will assist the Learning & Information Literacy Librarian with the creation of media assets for online information literacy modules. The position will require 8 to 10 hours per week during the summer months.

Desired Education/Skills:

-Junior or Senior Digital Art Major
-Experience with Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
-Experience with Adobe Premiere & Flash is a plus

A portfolio of past work (could be work submitted for class) would be helpful.

If you are interested, then please e-mail Rosie Flowers for more information.

Main Floor Study Area

Congratulations to the Library Research Prize Winners

The R. Neil Scott Prize will be awarded to Emily Niederman for her paper: “The Possibility of Satellite Projects: Deepening Scientific Understanding of Global Climate Change and Other Matters.” It was written for Dr. Kevin Riggs’s FSEM: Energy & the Environment.

The Evans C. Johnson Prize will be awarded to Carly Batts for her paper: “Beeware,” written for Dr. Paul Croce’s FSEM: USA, The Natural Experiment: Environmental Debates.

The prizes will be awarded on Friday 25 April at 3:00 pm in the library’s Bailey Politicos Room.


3D Scanning and Printing

Interested in 3D printing? Want to know about the many ways this technology can help with your classes? The duPont-Ball is here to help. We have two 3D printers and a 3D scanner. You can 3D print from pre-made files, create your own models, or scan your favorite object and 3D print a replica. The options are endless. Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information and to use the printers and scanner. These tools are available for student use during the hours the library is open. All 3D printing jobs must be finished 15 minutes before closing time.


Collaboration Station Now Available

UPDATE: The room now has a collaboration table making it easier to connect your laptop to the screen. The collaboration table and station are ideal for group projects. Turn on the TV, connect your laptop to the cables (3 HDMI and 1 VGA) located in the silver trays on the table top, and press the “play” button on the cable. We also have a Mac adapter.

Have group work where you all need to see the screen at once?

Try the new Collaboration Station in the Taylor (Large Group) Study Room next to the front desk. Check out the peripheral equipment at the front desk with your Stetson ID like any item on reserve.

Please let us know how you like it and how you’re using it.