All posts by Jason Martin

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Please Pardon Our Dust

You may have noticed the duPont-Ball Library has been hard at work shifting books, kicking up dust, and making a wee bit of noise. This is to make room for the brand new Hollis Family Student Success Center that will be located on the south side of the mezzanine. When the center is completed it will be a great area for students to study, collaborate, and learn.

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Congratulations to Dr. Joe Woodside

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Woodside who submitted the winning faculty application for the library’s Google Glass project that supports innovation in Stetson’s teaching and learning mission. Dr. Woodside’s project is titled “WTAM: Wearable Technology Acceptance Model.” Dr. Woodside will share the results of his project in a public forum at the end of this academic year.

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Congratulations to Jacob Lites

Congratulations to Jacob Lites who submitted the winning student application for the library’s Google Glass project that supports innovation in Stetson’s teaching and learning mission. Jacob’s project is titled “Internet of Things Status Monitoring with Augmented Reality on Google Glass.” Jacob will share the results of his project in a public forum at the end of this academic year.

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duPont-Ball Library Receives Innovation Award

The duPont-Ball library has been selected “among many excellent nominations” to receive the annual NEFLIN (Northeast Florida Library Information Network) Innovation Award to be presented at the annual NEFLIN meeting in September.

The award recognizes an innovative program or service that has demonstrated impact on the community a NEFLIN library serves between the dates of July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

The innovation submission for this award was titled, “Developing Curricular Applications for 3D Printing in Academic Libraries.”

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Therapy Dogs

The end of the semester is here, but before long Summer days spent on the beach comes final exams. Need a little stress relief now? Come to the duPont-Ball Library on Friday 2 May from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and visit the Therapy Dogs. These are specially trained dogs of all types and sizes that loved to be petted, scratch, and played with. All dogs are guaranteed to be adorable.

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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.