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.
September 6-27, 2018
MSU Library is pleased to partner with Bozeman Public Library, Museum of the Rockies, and Yellowstone Forever to present Our Yellowstone, a collaboration of experts and organizations in celebration of our first National Park. The event will feature authors, biologists, historians, and artists alongside immersive experiences for adults and children. Hear the sounds of the Park with MSU Library's Acoustic Atlas from September 7-14, enjoy a special Yellowstone Children’s Activity Day with instructors from the Yellowstone Forever Institute or listen to a talk with Rick Reese and Todd Wilkinson on September 27. These events and many others take place at Bozeman Public Library. A full schedule and information can found by clicking here.
Banned Books Week is September 23-29, 2018
September 24 is Banned Books Trivia with host Kent Davis!
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance
of the First Amendment. As part of the week’s activities, ACLU Montana, Bozeman Public
Library, Country Bookshelf and MSU Library partner to host Banned Books Trivia at
MAP Brewing. The free event is part of MAP’s Community Pint Night and 50 cents from
each beer sold will be donated to the Freedom to Read Foundation. Kent Davis, writer, actor, and Montana State University Honors College faculty member,
will MC the event and Country Bookshelf Events Coordinator Jessica Hahl will co-host.
Individuals and teams of up to four people may compete and prizes will be awarded. All participants are encouraged to come up with a team name and costumes – there will be a prize for best spirit. Registration (At the door only) opens at 5:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 6:15 p.m.For more information, please visit the event page.
Visit the MSU Library guide to find out more about banned books.
Memories and Legacies of World War I : Commemorating The Armistice
October 10 to November 11, 2018
In collaboration with the Gallatin History Museum, the MSU Library is participating in a number of Armistice Day events. Among the events are a poetry Night on October 24 and am Armistice Day program of speakers and exhibits on November 11 at Bozeman Public Library. Visit the Gallatin History Museum website to find out more about the entire series.
Extraordinary Ordinary Women of Montana State University
October 19 to November 9, 2018 - Exhibit on display at the MSU Library
The President's Commission on the Status of University Women honors women leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who have made remarkable contributions to the status of women at MSU, in Montana and across the country. The MSU Library is pleased to host an exhibit honoring these inspiring women. Visit the Extraordinary Ordinary Women webpage for more information.
An Evening of Conservation and Conversation, the annual Friends of MSU Library Fall Benefit
October 23, 2018, 6 p.m.
Location: Museum of the Rockies
Friends of MSU Library invite you to their annual fall fundraiser. Professor Cathy Whitlock and journalist Todd Wilkinson will lead a lively conversation with Mike Clark, Jim Posewitz, and Rick Reese who will discuss their long careers in conservation and the environmental challenges facing Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Admission is by donation. ($5-25 suggested). You can register by clicking here. For additional information or to find out about becoming an event sponsor, contact Ann Vinciguerra, Events and Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-6857.
MSU Library named 2018 Montana Library of the Year by Montana Library Association!
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.
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.
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
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