Stetson University, with a current enrollment of about 2,700 students, is located between Daytona Beach and Orlando in the town of DeLand. The duPont-Ball Library in the center of the historic campus is regularly filled with students, faculty, and Stetson Library Associates (community users) who enjoy the facility's welcoming ambiance and strong physical and electronic collections.
The library is increasingly entering into partnerships with other campus support units, including the Writing Center, International Learning, Boundless Learning, and Student Success. Library Dean Susan M. Ryan says, "We have a strong instruction program, with librarians reaching more than 1,200 of our students in classroom instruction sessions during the past year."
Using CONTENTdm software, the library offers digital access (http://archives.stetson.edu
) to the University's history, including yearbooks, Bulletins, student newspapers, memorabilia, photographs, student senior research, and special collections. This year, the library dean's position was endowed with an innovation fund that will allow librarians to experiment with new technology, learning technologies, and information delivery methods.