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UNI 101: Library Scavenger Hunt (Fall 2021): Library Building Tips & Hints

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Ask Librarian Alexis Becker for help.

Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Office: McGovern Library 113

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Tips & Hints for Library Building Questions

Question 4: Snap a group 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: Across from Tiger Café are the New Books. Along with the new books are displays as well. Find a book that looks interesting and snap a group selfie showing off your selection.

Question 6: Next to the New Books is the Game Cabinet. List a game you and your group would like to play as a study break in the library!

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

Tips & Hints

All three (3) 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. New books are also highlighted on the library website's homepage.

The library's collection of board games, puzzles, and cards are available for students to enjoy. All materials are In-Library Use Only, which means they cannot leave the library. But feel free to set up a game or puzzle at any of the tables around the library! And don't forget to look in the cabinets below for more options. 

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: Find the Young Adult and Graphic Novel collection on the first floor. Snap a group selfie relaxing with a good book.

Tips & Hints

The Young Adult and Graphic Novel collection is located on the first floor next to the main staircase of the library.

Additional Information 

The Young Adult and Graphic Novel Collections are part of the Margaret Teufel Children's Collection, and during the Summer of 2021, these two collections were separated out and brought downstairs to easier access and to highlight the many great titles in both collections. 

Next to the collection is a black display cart. The books located on the display are changed every month to highlight different books and titles that can be found at the McGovern Library. 

Explore the Young Adult & Graphic Novels Library Guide

Question 9: What is located in Room 125?

Question 10: 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 11: Explore the library's study rooms. Snap a group 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 group selfie with your favorite children's 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.

Question 13: Ask Librarian Alexis Becker a question you have about the library or academic research. Type out the question you asked and a short recap of the answer.

Tips & Hints

Librarian Alexis Becker's office is McGovern 113. You can stop by her office (Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00 pm) or chat with her using the orange chat button found at the bottom of the library's website. 

Additional Information 

Librarian Alexis Becker started at Dakota Wesleyan University's McGovern Library in the Fall of 2020. She is originally from Northwest Iowa where her parents still live. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelors in English, and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her Masters in Library and Information Science.

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