All posts by Jason Martin


duPont-Ball Library Satisfaction Surveys

As part of its strategic planning process, the duPont-Ball Library is surveying Stetson students and faculty for their opinions on current library services, collections, and facilities. Your participation is important in helping to generate a better understanding of how well the library meets your needs, and what we can do to improve our services. Please take a few moments to complete the linked survey. The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be available from now through April 1, 2015.

Faculty Survey

Student Survey

At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to enter a drawing in which one student and one faculty member picked at random will win a $100 Amazon gift card as our thank you for completing the survey. Your contact information for the gift card drawing is NOT connected to your survey responses which are anonymous. If you have any questions or comments about this survey, please contact Sue Ryan, Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies (386-822-7181 or or Dr. Jason Martin, Head of Public Services (386-822-7178 or

Library Research Prizes

The duPont-Ball Library competition for the library’s Evans C. Johnson Research Prize and the R. Neil Scott Research Prize is now open. The deadline for all entries is Friday 27 March 2015. Both Research Prizes are open to all students who completed a research paper in ENGL 101, or First-Year Seminar (FSEM) during the last calendar year (spring, summer, or fall semesters 2014). The contest is sponsored by the duPont-Ball Library to encourage the thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of research resources. $200 in prizes may be awarded for each prize.

Please visit this page for more information.

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Therapy Dogs Tuesday 10 March

Stressed about your midterms? Feeling worn out staying up late writing papers? Sounds like you need to visit with some therapy dogs. Come to the library on Tuesday 10 March from 10:00 – 4:00 and take a break with some adorable stress relievers.

Therapy dogs are specially trained dogs that are very friendly to people and other animals. Spending just a few minutes with them helps relieve stress and promote relaxation.


Infographics Contest

The duPont-Ball Library is sponsoring an infographics contest for Spring 2015 semester. The winners will receive an Amazon gift card. An infographic visually presents research and data in an aesthetically pleasing, concise, and easy to understand way. You do not need to be a graphic artist to create an infographic, just be able to present data coherently and creatively.

All Stetson University students enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester are eligible to enter the contest. Visit this page for more information.

Two Laptops Accessing Books Online

Wireless Networks Across Campus

Information Technology worked to simplify the wireless network on campus. You will need to connect to the wireless network by searching for “Faculty/Staff” or “Student” as appropriate. You will use your Stetson username (the first part of your email address before the @ symbol) and password to connect to the network. Once you have connected for the first time, you will no longer need to enter this information in the future.

In all residence halls, the wireless network remains “Stetson University” and requires no login information. While the duPont-Ball Library has both the “Stetson University” as well as the new “Faculty/Staff” and “Student” wireless networks, “Stetson University” would be the preferred network to connect to as it covers the entire building.


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 three 3D printers and a 3D scanner. You can use the two MakerBot printers to 3D print from pre-made files, from your own models, or from a scan of your favorite object. The options are endless.

The duPont-Ball Library also owns a UPrint SE Plus 3D printer. The printer offers high-end ABS filament printing with dissolvable rafting/scaffolding. Because of the cost of this machine and the cost of the materials to support it, this printer is restricted to academic print jobs by appointment Monday-Friday beginning at 8:30 am. Print jobs must be completed by 5:00 pm. Other print jobs may be done any time the library is open on the library’s two MakerBot printers which do NOT require reservations.

To reserve a time to use the printer visit this page.

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.

Exterior of Library Building

Please be Courteous and Respectful

During finals week the duPont-Ball Library is busier than it ever has been. Students use the library for a variety of reasons, including writing papers, group projects, and quiet study. Please be respectful and courteous of your fellow students using the library by minimizing noise and distractions and cleaning up after yourself.

Good luck on those finals! Straight A’s for all the Hatters!