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Library Research Prize Contest Open

The duPont-Ball Library announces the opening of competition for the library’s Evans C. Johnson Research Prize and the R. Neil Scott Research Prize. The contest is sponsored by the library to encourage the thorough, effective, creative and ethical uses of research resources. $200 in prizes may be awarded for each prize.

Both Research Prizes are open to all students who completed a research paper as a first-year student during the last calendar year (Spring, Summer or Fall semesters, 2023).

Complete details and entry information can be found on the Library Research Prize website: The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15.

The winner(s) will be recognized by the library and listed in the Academic Honors Convocation program. Winning papers will be featured on the library’s website. Please contact Laura Kirkland at (386) 822-4027 or [email protected] with any questions.

Research Skills Toolkit Series

Learn library research skills at these upcoming events:

    • Introductory Tools (Feb. 15, Mar. 14, 2 pm to 3 pm)
    • Advanced Search Techniques (Feb. 21, Mar. 20, 10 am to 11 am)
    • Citation Management (Feb. 27, Mar. 26, 1 pm to 2 pm)

Each event includes three 15-minute microlearning opportunities focused on a research concept, skill, and tool. The event will take place on the main floor of the library.

Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are also welcome. Cultural credit is available. Contact Jennifer Corbin ([email protected]) or Jossie Amador-Gonzalez ([email protected]) for information.


YA Book Club – Book & Discussion Sign Up

Join us this semester as the duPont-Ball Library YA Book Club reads: The Luminaries by Susan Dennard. All participants will receive a free copy of the book, as well as cultural credit (after attending the final discussion.) Complete the following survey to reserve your copy by February 9th!

Email [email protected] for more information and question.

Sign Up for an Innovation Lab Workshop! (Cultural Credit)

Four times throughout the semester you have the opportunity to tour the Innovation Lab and learn how to use the technology available for your academic and personal projects!

Attendees will get a quick introduction to all the equipment in the lab and see examples of projects completed using the sewing machine, shop equipment, 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment, and so on. Information about how to get in-depth, one-on-one help in the Innovation Lab will be included.

The workshop lasts approximately 40 minutes and will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 1/29 at 4 PM
  • Tuesday 2/20 at 6 PM
  • Thursday 3/14 at 4 PM
  • Wednesday 4/10 at 6 PM

Limit 8 people per event – Sign up HERE. Cultural Credit available and a free pre-made 3D print will be handed out.

Spring Library Hours

Spring Library Hours begin Saturday, January 13, 2024.
Monday – Thursday: 8 AM to 12 AM
Friday: 8 AM to 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 12 AM

On Monday, January 15, the Library will be closed from 8 am to 5 pm in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The library will be open from 5 pm to 12 midnight.

For a complete list of special openings and closings, see Calendar & Hours.