NFC Connections Spring 2021 - Page 15

NFC PROVIDES EXTENDED WIFI OPTIONS TO STUDENTS ON AND OFF CAMPUS

May the WiFi Be With You

NFC PROVIDES EXTENDED WIFI OPTIONS TO STUDENTS ON AND OFF CAMPUS

North Florida College students now

have improved access to WiFi thanks to a partnership between NFC and the
Suwannee River Regional Library System ( SRRLS ). A discussion started due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in remote and virtual learning prompted NFC ’ s Director of Information Technology Nick Skipper to reach out and coordinate a WiFi boost to four of the SRRLS ’ s nine locations .
A multi-county library system , the SRRLS is based in Live Oak with branches in Branford , Dowling Park , Greenville , Jasper , Jennings , Lee , Madison and White Springs . NFC worked with Amber Waters , Library Assistant Systems Coordinator for the SRRLS , to add additional WiFi options at the Branford , Jasper , Jennings and White Springs locations . NFC students can now access NFC WiFi , with a provided NFC password , at these four locations .
The NFC Library , located on the NFC campus in Madison , also helped boost WiFi access for students . In November , they started a WiFi hotspot loan program . NFC students can checkout portable , mobile WiFi hotspots for threeweek intervals at no cost to the student . Billed as “ Free Internet Access to Go ” the mobile WiFi loan program is only available to NFC students and limited to available units .
For more information on the Suwannee River Regional Library System visit srrlib . org . For more information on resources available to students through the NFC Library , visit nfc . edu / learningresources .