Library News & Events
On-Going Library Workshops
Throughout the year, the library holds free workshops for students and staff. Topics include citation managers, computer applications, and more. Reservations are encouraged and help a lot with planning. To find out full details and to register, please visit the Library Workshops calendar by clicking here.
Open Textbook Network Training Workshop
February 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Strand Union Building, 233
Faculty, deans, library directors, library colleagues, and curricula designers from Montana Higher Education are invited to participate in an Open Textbook Network Training workshop. This workshop is a joint effort by TRAILS, the Open Textbook Network (OTN), the Montana University System, and the Montana Board of Regents. Experts at OTN will serve to form the foundation for creating a community of practice, centered around building OER (Open Educational Resources) learning content, for affordable learning in Montana.
Space is limited. Please go here for more information and to register. Registration is free, but please let us know if you have to cancel so we keep costs to a minimum.
In this workshop you can expect an environment of learning and sharing in areas such as:
• Using tools and resources for open textbook programming
• Exploring strategies for addressing common challenges
• Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions
• Developing incentives for successful programs on your local campus
• Networking opportunities with other workshop participants
Questions? Please contact Pamela Benjamin, TRAILS Coordinator, at email@example.com.
2019 Trout & Salmonid Lecture Series
April 2, 2019, 7 p.m.
Location: The Rialto, downtown Bozeman
MSU Library sponsors an annual Trout and Salmonid Lecture which is free and open to the public. We select speakers that speak to all aspects of trout and salmonid culture and represent the diversity of angling.
Details regarding the 2019 lecture to be announced later in January.
To find out more about the series, visit https://www.lib.montana.edu/trout/lecture-series/.
MSU Library named 2018 Montana Library of the Year by Montana Library Association!
Acoustic Atlas Featured On National Public Radio's Here & Now.
On July 16, 2018 Acoustic Atlas program director Jeff Rice told the story of the Toads of Trinity. You can listen to the episode by clicking here. You can read the full story and find out more about Acoustic Atlas by visiting the blog.
Friends of MSU Library Book Group Announces 2018-2019 Selections
Reading need not be a solitary activity. The Friends Book Group invites everyone to join them for their monthly book discussions. A variety of fiction and nonfiction is read each year and membership is casual - you're free to come to the discussions that interest you as your time allows. Click Here to discover what made the 2018-2019 reading list.
Library Facutly & Staff News
- Matthew Regan, Instructional Services Program Leader, was recognized with an Early Career Faculty Success Certificate at MSU's Center for Faculty Excellence Celebration.
- Justin Shanks, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, earned a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech. His research examined the historical, social, and philosophical relationship between technology and pedagogy in higher education.
- Jan Zauha, Outreach Librarian, has been awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership from the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA). Jan served PNLA from 2000-2006 as its president and as the Montana representative on PNLA’s board. Since 2006, she has organized an annual conference program called “Reading the Region,” which promotes critical reading and working across borders by engaging librarians from a vast region to give talks on award winning books.
Acquisitions & Special Collections News
Read about some recent additions to the library's colletion:
- Collection of letters written to and from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author Robert Pirsig
EXPLORE THE LIBRARY
Bobcat Browse is a popular reading collection on the first floor of the Library, just past Brewed Awakening coffee shop. Here you'll discover the latest books recommended by MSUstudents, faculty, and staff and can read current magazines and local newspapers. What to see something added to the shelf? Click here to suggest a book for Bobcat Browse.
Throughout the semester you may notice the different displays in the glass case, just inside the door of the library. These ever changing displays are the work of the MSU Library Display Committee. Check them out in person or take a look by visiting this link.
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