International Week Series – Visit the First Floor to Find Out More

Serenity Garden on the First Floor of Alden LibraryEd note: Ohio University is celebrating International Week April 14-20, 2013. We are celebrating the week with a series of posts about the Center for International Collections by PACE student Alexis Messenger

Today is the final day of our International Week series and we hope you enjoyed hearing about all the international resources the Alden Library provides.  Here’s a recap of the collections we discussed: 

If you would like to learn more about the collections, visit out the first floor of the library to see all the other resources it has to offer, such as the recently moved OPIE collection.  In support of Ohio University’s OPIE (Ohio Program of Intensive English) program, Alden Library hosts a collection of books for students learning English on the 1st floor. 

The first floor is also a great place to study for the upcoming final exams.  It’s a quiet area, and it even includes a relaxing serenity garden just outside the doors at the bottom of the stairs (pictured in the photo above). 

If you can’t personally make it to the first floor but still want a taste of international studies, the Alden Library provides an easy to use language learning resource called Mango Languages.  Mango Languages provides quick and easy courses in popular languages like French, Spanish and Italian, as well as lesser known languages such as Icelandic or Swahili. For more on Mango, see this recent post from the Libraries’ News Blog. 

Be sure to attend the International Street Fair tomorrow from 9am – 5pm on Court Street to celebrate international food, culture, art and dance. 

Panoramic photo of serenity garden on the first floor by Ohio University alumnus Thomas R. Schiff.