The Florida Library Association (FLA) honored outstanding libraries, individuals, businesses and library supporters during its annual conference held May 13-15, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center. Award recipients were selected from a large number of applicants for the quality of their service to their local communities and to the library profession. The Library Innovation Award was presented to the duPont Ball Library and Learning Technologies, Stetson University. Libraries have long provided technology to support academic programs. 3D printers are one more technology resource to add to the mix. Librarians discovered, however, that 3D printing has not yet been well-developed as a true learning technology integrated into curricular assignments. The Stetson Library implemented 3D printing as a curricular tool that supports faculty-developed assignments. The library takes a proactive approach in integrating technologies into engaged classroom learning. It is relatively rare to have direct curricular collaborations of this type. The goal is that the library not just be a repository for technology, but a catalyst for teaching and learning.
The duPont-Ball Library has a new way to print from laptops. Just follow these simple directions to print from any Internet enabled device.
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The duPont-Ball Library now has 3 iPads, 2 Android (Nexus 10), and 1 Windows tablet available for a seven day loan. For more information please visit this guide.
These are great tools to help you in your study and research.
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.
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