Category Archives: Announcements

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Update: Library materials by mail

During the Pandemic lockdown and throughout the past year, the library shipped library materials to any Stetson student, faculty or staff member who requested the service. With more Stetson personnel returning to campus this summer the library will return to our pre-pandemic materials by mail policy. Materials will be shipped by request to students taking online classes and to faculty who are teaching online classes. Students and faculty who live locally may also visit the library building to borrow and return materials.

 Library users may place items on hold using OneSearch and library personnel will gather items to be picked up at the front desk. Today’s library hours are posted on the library homepage and upcoming hours are listed here.

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Library Extended Hours and Reminder to Return Items

The library will have Extended Finals Hours between Wednesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 4.

Wed. 28 April: 9 AM to 9 PM
Thur. 29 April: 9 AM to 9 PM
Fri. 30 April: 9 AM to 9 PM
Sat. 1 May: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun. 2 May: 10 AM to 9 PM
Mon. 3 May: 9 AM to 9 PM
Tue. 4 May: 9 AM to 9 PM

See Calendar and Hours page for more information.

Students: All library items are due back by Tuesday, May 4, the end of finals. Please return all library materials before leaving for the summer to avoid being charged replacement fees for non-returned items. More information on returning or mailing library items.

All interlibrary loan materials (ILL materials), regardless of the due date, must be returned before leaving for the summer to avoid being charged replacement fees for non-returned items.

Mask & Drawstring Bag Workshop

In these workshops, attendees will use the sewing machine to create a personalized mask or drawstring bag. The workshop will be held within the lobby area of our Innovation Lab where this workstation is located. Using materials that are provided, they will learn to use the sewing machine to produce either of these 2 projects. After completing one of these projects, a demonstration of using the Cricut machine will enable attendees to customize their mask/drawstring bag even further with iron-on (heat transfer) vinyl.

Due to space restrictions, a registration is required to attend any of the offered workshops. All workshops will have a maximum of 3 registrants. You must use a Stetson e-mail to register. Click link to view and register for this workshop.

https://stetson.libcal.com/calendar/innovation-station/

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 for 2021.

To apply:

  1. Fill out the online entry form.
  2. Upload a copy of your paper in Word or pdf format.
  3. Deadline for submissions: MARCH 19, 2021

Read all of the prize winning papers here.

Both Research Prizes are open to all students who as a first-year student completed a research paper during the last calendar year (spring, summer, or fall semesters 2020).

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.


The Evans C. Johnson Research Prize may be awarded each spring to a student who as a first-year student during the previous calendar year completed a research paper that shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources.

The monetary award is given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Evans C. Johnson, Stetson University Professor of History 1953-1997. Dr. Johnson required students to illustrate effective use of research resources in papers for his courses, and this award is designed to reward such scholarship. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will receive an engraved plaque.


The R. Neil Scott Research Prize may be awarded each spring to a student who as a first-year student during the previous calendar year completed a research paper that shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. The R. Neil Scott Prize will give preference to papers dealing with the general themes of business or economics.

The monetary award is given in memory of Stetson alumnus and former Stetson librarian, R. Neil Scott, MBA,’82. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will receive an engraved plaque.


The winner(s) will be notified in April. Winners will be asked to submit copies of their papers in WORD format for the library’s website.

For more information, please see the document below. Contact Laura Kirkland (822-4027, lkirklan@stetson.edu), Chair, duPont-Ball Library Research Prizes Committee, with any questions.