Testing Room Availability
Students needing to make up a test may arrange to have their test administered Monday - Thursday beginning at 7:30 am until 5:00 pm in the Swisher Library testing room. On Friday, the testing room closes at 3:15 pm. Please note tests will not be administered if there is insufficient time remaining until closing. Students may also choose to arrange makeups directly with their teacher.
Students with approved accommodations should arrange directly with Learning Support or their classroom teacher.
Library Testing Room Guidelines:
IT Help Desk is available:
How to use Mobile Printing from anywhere on the SJ Campus:
Expectations for our shared library and work spaces (code of conduct):
Our school's library is a shared workspace; it is open to the entire campus for completing coursework, meeting study groups and tutors, relaxing and reading. We often welcome visiting and touring families, alumni and guests of faculty. The library also hosts a testing room, classroom, IT office and advising office. Everyone enjoying the library is expected to respect the shared work spaces, offices and the people around them.
Students wishing to enjoy a snack or socialize with friends should choose non-academic places on campus such as the Canteen, Cafeteria, Bent Center lounge, outdoor patio, or the River Campus. Students who are disruptive or refuse to cooperate with expectations will be redirected outside or to the Dean's Office.
While in the library, all are expected to:
Study Room A
Study Room B
Study Room C
Who was our benefactor, Carl S. Swisher?
"Carl Swisher was born in Newark, Ohio on August 2, 1891 and lived there until he moved to Florida in 1924. After attending Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, he matriculated at Denison University. He served as Partner and General Manager of the family business, a cigar factory. Newark was the home of more than a dozen cigar factories but the Swisher firm was the most important. Carl’s paternal grandfather had received it as payment of a debt in 1861 and peddling cigars and other goods from wagons. Business was good and Carl’s father and uncle bought the business in 1881 and named it Swisher Brothers. By 1909, Swisher Brothers was selling 300,000 cigars a day. John Swisher bought out his brother Harry and brought his son Carl into the business, renaming it John Swisher & Son in 1913. Carl moved the headquarters of John Swisher & Son to Jacksonville and mechanized cigar production. The Jacksonville plant was so successful that he closed the Ohio plants (which relied on hand labor) and consolidated them into the Florida plant. The Jacksonville operation was extremely successful. Its King Edward cigar became the best seller in the world. Later, Swisher Sweets grabbed a large part of the international cigar market. Carl’s family lived in a $60,000 home in 1930 on Old Mitchell Place near San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. Five years later, the family was living at 933 River Road in San Marco.
Carl Swisher spent some of his money helping others. He joined the Jacksonville University (then Jacksonville Junior College) Board of Trustees in 1943 and served until 1962, being chair of the board from 1947-1961. Through his charitable foundation, he built a library, gymnasium, Swisher Auditorium, and two other buildings on the campus including the Leah G. Swisher Science Building in 1958. He also gave money for the Swisher Library at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He gave his support to the Bolles School San Jose campus, donating a generous seed pledge for their own Swisher Library. He also donated to the academic programs at Stetson University in Deland and St. Barnard College in Cullman, Alabama."
Above excerpt may be read in its entirety at https://www.beachesmuseum.org/news/
Mabry, D. (2021, January 12). Ponte Vedra Pioneers, 1934-40. Beaches Museum. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://www.beachesmuseum.org/
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