All posts by Melissa Fleming

Don’t forget!

We know you’re anxious to head into the wind, Hatters! But before you leave campus for the summer, don’t forget to stop in the library to say goodbye and return your library books, scores, DVDs and other material. We’ll miss you!

Quiet Study Area

Quiet Study Areas Designated.

In response to student demand, two Quiet Study Areas are now available: the north side of the upper mezzanine floor (overlooking the Stetson Green) and the entire ground floor of the library.  New furniture for the ground floor is on order and should be installed within a few weeks.

RefWorks Workshop

RefWorks got a makeover! Come to a RefWorks workshop at duPont-Ball Library to get familiar with the research tool’s cool new features and interface. If you’re not a RefWorks user already, come learn about this handy tool that helps you save, organize and cite sources. Join us either Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in the library’s East Room. For more information, contact Grace Kaletski at 386-822-7190 or, or visit

Banned Books Week

The du-Pont Ball Library is proud to support Banned & Challenged Books Week (September 25 – October 1, 2016). This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — organizations and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The du-Pont Ball Library will have a display of books that have been deemed “controversial” and we hope you will take the time to browse through the selection we offer, as well as check any out to read for yourself. We look forward to celebrating freedom of speech as expressed in the books that have been challenged over the years.

Creation Station Lab Now Open in Basement of the Library

Creation Station Lab Now Open in Basement of the Library

The Creation Station Lab is now open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, during the semester when classes are in session.  The Lab features three iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud software and iMovie.  The Lab has a VHS to DVD converter.  Also, an additional computer with slide digitization software is available for use.

The Creation Station Lab is available for all Stetson students, faculty and staff.  It is located in the basement of the Library, near the Nemec Courtyard entrance.

Visit the Writing Center!

Visit the Writing Center! Peer tutors can help at any point in your writing process, from brainstorming to revising. Although peer tutors are trained to identify and explain patterns of errors to students, tutors do not write, edit, or grade papers. The peer tutors at the Writing Center can be most helpful if you do the following:

  • Formulate: come prepared to the session with specific writing issues to discuss
  • Focus: be engaged in the session by playing an active role in discussing your paper with the tutor
  • Follow through: take notes during the session and make changes afterward

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of the duPont-Ball Library and is open noon to 10:00 p.m Monday through Thursday, noon to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. We suggest that you make an appointment online 24 hours in advance at Walk-ins are welcome, but be prepared to wait if we are busy.

Writing Center sessions last about 30–45 minutes. After the session a peer tutor can email your instructor about your visit, if you choose. Email any questions about the Writing Center’s services to