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UNI 101: Library Scavenger Hunt (Fall 2020): Library Building Tips & Hints

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Tips & Hints for Library Building Questions

Question 4: Snap a selfie with the George and Elenore McGovern's statue outside of the library.

Tips & Hints

The statue of George and Elenore McGovern is located outside of the front doors of the Library.

Additional Information 

George McGovern was born in Avon, South Dakota.  He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1940 and enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University in the fall of 1940.  During his time at Dakota Wesleyan, McGovern served in World War II, flying combat missions as a pilot.  After the war, he returned to Dakota Wesleyan and graduated in 1946.  In 1950, McGovern returned to Dakota Wesleyan as a professor of history and political science.  In 1956, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives.  He was elected to the United States Senate in 1962.

In 1972, Senator McGovern was selected as the Democratic Party nominee for President.  Though he lost the election, McGovern went on to serve under the presidencies of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.  Under Clinton, McGovern was appointed to the post of Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.  

George McGovern passed away in 2012.

Explore the McGovern Library's Archive collection of George McGovern. 

Question 5: There are several displays around the library.  Find a display and snap a selfie with it!

Tips & Hints

Displays are located on both the first and second floors of the library.  Displays are created by the library staff, and highlight books, materials, and information held by the library.  Often, displays are created around a theme, holiday, or upcoming event. 

A display or two might be found on the first floor next to the stairs.  Another display might be found on the second floor in the Children's Collection.

Additional Information 

Displays can be both in the library and online.  Librarians create and change displays on a regular basis, highlighting what the library has to offer.

Check out the Election 2020 and Halloween display guides!  Display guides located online highlight not only books, but also point readers to other online resources.  Online displays are shared on the library's Facebook page for all to enjoy. 

Question 6: Across from Tiger Café are the New Books.  Find a new book that looks interesting and snap a selfie.

Question 7: List two periodicals or newspapers the library has available to read in the Current Periodicals/Newspaper area.

Tips & Hints

Both collections are located next to Tiger Café.  

Additional Information 

When new books are purchased, they are placed in the New Books section for easy browsing.  New books can cover a wide range of topics and can be for either academic purposes or pleasure reading. 

A periodical is a magazine or newspaper published at regular intervals.  There are several types of periodicals.  Explore the various kinds in the table below. 

Question 8: What is located in Room 125?

Question 9: Snap a selfie of yourself exploring what's inside Room 125.

Tips & Hints

Room 125 is located on the first floor next to the elevators. 

Additional Information 

Room 125 is available for students to use.  Sit down and work at the table inside, enjoying the view. 

Question 10: The Academic Success Center is located on the second floor of the Library next to the TRiO offices.  Snap a selfie in the space.

Tips & Hints

Walk upstairs and check out the Academic Success Center's space.  This open space includes tables, white boards, and a tv.  During non-COVID times, this space is used for tutoring, meetings, and more. 

Additional Information 

The Academic Success Center can help you find and use your strengths, connect your talents with your educational goals, and give you the clarity and focus needed to succeed during and after college.  They can also help you choose your major, find tutoring, provide resume assistance and interview prep, and more.  To learn more, contact Kristi Zink


Tutoring is free and available to all DWU students.  Sessions are held virtually through Microsoft Teams.  You can schedule a one-on-one tutor session through "Get A Tutor" or drop in virtually Monday-Thursday from 7-9 pm. 

Jobs Information

View job openings on the Student SharePoint. 

Check out South Dakota Works for local job postings. 

Question 11: Explore the library's study rooms.  Snap a selfie in your favorite.

Tips & Hints

Study rooms are located on the second floor of the library.  (There are 7 in total). 

Remember: Please be courteous of other students who might be using these spaces.  If a study room is occupied, located a different room to take a picture in. If all study rooms are being used, snap a selfie in another location (not in a study room) where you can sit and study.

Additional Information 

All 7 of the library's study rooms are located on the second floor of the library.  The two study rooms in the Academic Success Center, next to the TRiO Offices (Study Rooms 224 & 225) are reserved Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for TRiO to use for testing.  These rooms are available in the evenings for all students to use. 

All study rooms are first come, first served.  Each room is unique and contains different layouts and technologies.  

Question 12: The Margaret Teufel Children's Collection is located on the second floor of the library.  Take a selfie with your favorite children's or young adult book.

Tips & Hints

The Margaret Teufel Children's Collection is located on the second floor of the library in the northeast corner.

Additional Information 

The Margaret Teufel Children's Collection, an endowed collection of children fiction and non-fiction materials.  The Teufel collection supports both the Education Department’s studies of juvenile literature and the reading needs of little Tigers.  All materials are available to checkout.  

This collection also houses the curriculum collection, which supports the Education Department. 

Explore the Margaret Teufel Children's Collection in the library's catalog

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