Library News & Events
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, MSU Library has moved many events to virtual delivery.
Full details on library events are below. Please call 406-994-6857 with questions
or for additional information.
Virtual Banned Books Trivia
September 30, 2020
Virtual Event: Click here to participate
Time: Please sign in by 6:15 p.m. Trivia starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, is September 27-October 3, 2020. As part of the week’s activities, MSU LIbrary is partnering with ACLU Montana, Belgrade Community Library, Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf, and Friends of MSU Library to host a virtual Banned Book Trivia event.
Chrysti the Wordsmith will MC the event and will provide facts about banned books, intellectual freedom, and the right to read. Participants can organize their own team, can play as an individual, or can be assigned to a team by event organizers. All participants will need to register individually. This year Banned Books Trivia will feature a Zoom virtual background challenge and an at-home costume contest. Prizes donated by event partners will be awarded.
To register, click here. If registering individually, please type that in lieu of team name and designated team captain.
Starting September 23, there will be two asynchronous trivia events that can be completed any time between September 23 and September 29. Winners of these events will be announced at the live trivia event on September 30.
For additional information about Banned Books Trivia including links to the asynchronous events, call 406- 582-2416 or visit: bozemanlibrary.org/bannedbooksweek. You can also check out the Facebook event.
Check out our recent library videos.
During the pandemic, these were created as a substitute a few of our annual in-person
Over the summer 2020, MSU Library participated in the virtual New Student Orientation . Click here to see the virtual library orientation LibGuide.
MSU Library participatred in the 2020 Virtual Catapalooza event. Since we weren't be able to visit with new student in person, we offered the chance to follow Rufus, the library mascot, as he explores the library on a top secret mission. He’s already one smart cat but with access to the library, he has the resources to make his mission a success.
During Fall 2020 Convocation, MSU Library hosted a live interview in Archives and Special Collections. Convocation speaker Sarah Vowell joined Rachel Hergett, MSU News Service writer and KGLT volunteer DJ, for an informal conversation.
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.
Friends of MSU Library Book Group Announces Its 2019-2020 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. Visit this link to discover which books made the 2019-2020 reading list. During this time when in-person public meetings are prohibited, the Friends of MSU Library Book Group is exploring alternative modes for meeting. Stay tuned for online discussion options.