A: Strictly speaking there is no “multicultural section.” There are a variety of places where students can find books on this topic. But, a good place to start in the adult collection is 370.117.
We get asked this type of questions a lot. Where is the_______ section? I want to browse. It’s a hard question to answer as:
- our collection has a narrow focus (education).
- Books may be about a particular group, e.g., Latino children learning English : steps in the journey.
- Books might be electronic so their call numbers will all be “ONLINE.”
- We also have some awfully long call numbers e.g., 370.11750973 E26L which make looking for a section a little tricky.
Plan of Action
What we do is to check the online catalog and look for call numbers that occur very frequently. In the case of multicultural education, 370.117 seemed pretty popular. We also select books in the adult collection and leave other sections for a later date.