To find books in our library, search the Library Catalog - you can also search directly via the search box on the library's homepage.
When you find books that look useful, write down the Location & the Call Number.
General Collection, A - PQ are on the Third Floor
General Collection, PR - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor
Oversize, A - Z are on the Third Floor
Reference, A - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor.
Once you are in the right area, signs on the sides of the shelves will direct you further. The system is a little tricky to figure out at first, so don't hesitate to ask for directions at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.
Browse the shelves when you find a useful book. Books are shelved according to topic, so chances are you'll find other relevant books nearby.
You can check books out at the Circulation Desk (front desk).
To investigate the current situation related to language diversity in St. Peter, you need to access local sources and organizations. These are the kinds of sources that don't necessarily pop up in traditional library searches.
If you are researching language diversity in your hometown, consult similar resources, like your local paper, school district, etc.
Here are some ideas for exploring St. Peter resources:
To research language diversity at Gustavus, apply the same principles you would to researching it in a town (or even within your family). Where are the discussions about supporting multilingual students happening? How might they share their work? How do we get a sense of the broader conversations happening on campus? The following are some suggestions for places to search:
These offices at Gustavus are likely to be discussing language diversity and supporting multilingual learners in some dimension:
To get a sense of the broader conversations happening on campus, a great place to start is the Gustavian Weekly. Browse past issues to see what people are discussing. You can also look at the list of Gustavus blogs to monitor how often people talk about language diversity.