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Library Hours for Intersession

The library will be operating on Intersession Hours starting Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Intersession Hours
Nov. 25, Wednesday:  9 am – 5 pm

Nov. 26, Thursday to Nov. 29, Sunday:  CLOSED

Nov. 30, Monday to Dec. 13, Sunday

Monday-Friday:  9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday:  CLOSED

Dec. 14, Monday to Jan. 12, Tuesday:  CLOSED

Virtual Services available:

Jan. 13, Wednesday – Regular COVID hours begin

Monday-Thursday:  9 am – 8 pm
Friday:  9 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  11 am – 6 pm
Sunday:  11 am – 8 pm

Need to return items? Information about returning items in person, in the book return, or by mail.

The Library is Hiring Student Assistants for Spring 2021!


The duPont-Ball Library’s Circulation Department is seeking candidates who are reliable and detail-oriented with excellent customer service skills. Incumbents are expected to develop a firm understanding of the Library of Congress (LoC) classification system. The incumbent will occasionally engage in light physical exertion when performing stacks maintenance tasks.



JOB DESCRIPTION:
CLERICAL ASSISTANT: CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT

duPont-Ball Library
Under the direct supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, the Circulation Assistant will assist with a variety of circulation, stacks maintenance, and housekeeping tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons with basic reference and catalog questions, referring more complex questions to a research librarian or other staff member
  • Handle circulation-related transactions, such as charging, discharging, renewing library materials, and putting books on hold. Check that incoming/outgoing equipment kits are in proper working order and contain all included components
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures
  • Handle routine maintenance and troubleshooting for library printers and desktops
  • Answer the front desk telephone line
  • Learn (training provided) and regularly utilize Library of Congress call number system
  • Shelve books and maintain proper order of collection by shelf reading (ensuring items are filed correctly by their Library of Congress call number)
  • Assist with stacks projects, including taking inventory, shifting books to make room for collection development, and processing withdrawn books
  • Maintain upkeep of the library by assisting with general housekeeping duties. Monitor activity of library users in the building and report violations of University community standards to a supervisor
  • Complete other assignments as directed by a supervisor

 

Requirements:

  • Current Stetson student in good academic standing
  • Commitment to adhere to an established work schedule and communicate regularly with management using Outlook and Microsoft Teams
  • Assistants must consent to uphold confidentiality of patron library records and other protected information
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work through distractions
  • Ability to lift/push up to 30 pounds
  • Must provide at minimum 15 hours of weekly availability. Must give availability for at least one of the following: Saturdays, Sunday mornings, two weekly opening (8 am start time) shifts per week

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency using Windows-based operating systems and Stetson portal environments
  • Basic knowledge of office equipment, such as printers and scanners
  • Previous experience working in a library or a customer service setting is highly preferred, but not required
  • Friendly personality and strong people people skills are a plus!

 

Additional information

  • Positions available year-round. Circulation assistants can expect to be scheduled around 10 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule (supervisor will work with your class schedule, exam prep, and University holidays)
  • Become a better library user through hands-on training and experience!
  • Pay: $8.60/hour
  • Circulation assistant will report to supervisor on duty

 

Applications are reviewed upon the beginning of each semester and during times of staffing need. Complete an application today!

If you have any further questions, you may email Dani Pleines at dpleines@Stetson.edu.

Mask Workshop

In this workshop, attendees will use the sewing machine and cricut machine to create a personalized mask. The workshop will be held within the lobby area of our Innovation Lab where these workstations are located. Using materials that are provided, they will learn to use the sewing machine and accompanying mask template to form a fitted cloth mask with adjustable ear loops. Then, a demonstration of using the Cricut machine will enable attendees to customize their mask 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/

Career Transitions Database Access Ending September 30th

Career Transitions, one of the duPont-Ball Library databases, will no longer be available after Septembe30, 2020.  The database provider has posted the following statement:

“Effective September 30, 2020, Career Transitions will no longer be available. Please download any resumes or cover letters you may have created prior to that date to avoid any loss of data.”

As an alternative, the duPont-Ball Library recommends the database Peterson’s Career Prep.  This database will be available on the duPont-Ball Library databases page soon. 

duPont-Fall Virtual Clubs are Here!

This semester the Library is offering three virtual clubs: Stetson History, Creative Writing, and a new YA Book Club focusing on On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. Watch the videos or read the blurbs below to find out more!

Book Club – On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

The YA Book club is back! This semester we’re reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give. Participants will be given access to a free ebook and will receive cultural credit for participating in the book discussion on 10/22! Email Elizabeth Martino with subject line “Book Club” at ecmartino@stetson.edu to sign up!

Stetson History Club

Follow Archivist Kelly Larson on a journey through Stetson’s 137-year history! Three meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams, on 9/18, 10/16, and 11/6. Cultural Credit is available at each meeting! Send an email to archives@stetson.edu with the subject line “Stetson Historical Society” to join!

Creative Writing Club

Join an informal community of creative writers led by Night Library Technology Specialist (and amateur author) Chris Finkle. The group will discuss different aspects of prose and poetry, trade prompts, and provide constructive feedback on one another’s work. There will be Teams video chat meetings every other Thursday starting on 9/17. Send an email to cfinkle@stetson.edu with the subject line “Creative Writing” to sign up!

Revised building hours starting Monday, Aug. 24

Due to COVID-19 accommodation and adjustment staffing shortages, the library building hours will be reduced starting Monday, August 24, 2020:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

The 24/7 computer lab with printer on the north side, ground floor level of the library is available to students using the card-swipe entrance from the Nemec Courtyard.

Our Ask-a-Librarian service hours are not affected by this change and librarians are available to assist you remotely: https://www2.stetson.edu/library/services/ask-a-librarian/

Remember that a large part of our collections are available 24/7 online: https://www2.stetson.edu/library/

For additional study spaces, please see Where to Hang Out on Campus: https://www.stetson.edu/today/2020/08/weekly-update-where-students-can-hang-out-on-campus-new-faqs-and-more/