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Friends of MSU Library Book Group

Journey through stories hand-picked by the members of the group, and join in an open discussion. The group meets monthly and all are welcome. Find out more about the book group and discover what's on the list by clicking here.

MSU Library News & Events

At MSU Library, there's always something going on. Whether you're a student, faculty, staff, or community member, we have events for you throughout the year. While the Friends primary goal is to friend-raise, they occasionally hold events to support MSU Library. Visit the News and Events section of the library's website to find out more.

Recent Friends Activities

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Distinctive Collections Travel & Access Award

2023 Recipient Antonie Dvorakova

Antonie Dvorakova, a fellow at the Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic, is the first international award recepient. She will work with the papers of Verne Dusenberry housed in Archives and Special Collections

Click here to read the full story from MSU News.

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2023 MSU LIbrary Open House

January 17, 2023

MSU Library's Open House is a chance to showcase library resources and services, and to bring in university partners to share information about their programs and services. 

Click here to learn more about the Open House.

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Montana Modernists: The Rabbit Holes of Research with Michele Corriel

December 2, 2022

Friends helped underwrite the cost of an event with Michele Corriel. Dr. Corriel discussed her book, which is based on her doctoral research and draws heavily from the Bob and Gennie DeWeese Papers housed in Archives and Special Collections. 

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Distinctive Collections Travel & Access Award

2022 Recipient Daniel T. Gresham

Daniel T. Gresham, professor in the Department of Humanities at St. Mary’s College in Kansas, will use the library's archive to explore materials examining the development and modernization of the beef industry.

Click here to read the full story from MSU News.

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An Evening with Patricia Cutright

March 23, 2022

Friends of MSU Library partnered with the MSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Women's Center, and others for this wonderful evening at the new American Indian Hall. Patricia read from her book Native Women Changing Their Worlds.

Photo: Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of MSU Library, and Patricia Cutright

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Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series - Doralyn Rossmann

February 8, 2022

Doralyn Rossmann, MSU Library's head of digital library initiatives, presented her talk “Library and Information Science Today: Meeting Researchers at Their Point of Need.” 

Photo: Left to right, Doralyn Rossmann, Barbara VanderWende (Friends of MSU Library), librarian Jan Zauha, and Marie Holland (Friends of MSU Library)

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Distinctive Collections Travel & Access Award

2021 Recipient Richard Maska

Friends of MSU Library helped fund the award in partnership with MSU LIbrary's Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and the Ivan Doig Center.

The annual award helps scholars facilitate research using collections held by ASC.  Richard is a Ph.D. student from New Mexico who used his time in Bozeman to  conduct research for his dissertation.

"I was overwhelmed by the support, generosity, and friendliness during my time in Bozeman, and I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity I received." Richard Maska