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.

MSU Library to Create More Space for Students and Faculty
Public Forums Take Place in February

MSU Library will hold four public forums to share information on the creation of more space for students and faculty in Renne Library. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

MSU Library Dean Kenning Arlitsch will present the plan, which was informed by an 18-month long building master plan process that was completed in September 2016. Plans call for more seating, individual and group study spaces, and technology-rich spaces.

All forums take place in the Innovative Learning Studio on the first floor of the Renne Library.  Forum dates and times are as follows:

Those unable to attend may submit questions and comments may click here to find the feedback form. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on February 22.

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

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Jamie Ford Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Events take place around Bozeman in February

MSU Library is pleased to partner with Bozeman Library Foundation, Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman Public Schools, and the Country Bookshelf on One Book One Bozeman. This annual event promotes literacy and community engagement through the shared experience of reading.

This year’s book is Jamie Ford’s Love and Other Consolation Prizes. A number of author talks, discussion panels and other programming will take place around Bozeman in February. Click here to see a full schedule of events.

2019 Trout & Salmonid Lecture Series
The Sensual Fish: A Playful and Scholarly Evening with Writer and Professor Henry Hughes
April 2, 2019, 7 p.m.
Location: The Rialto, downtown BozemaTrout logon

Exploring literature, art and popular culture, writer and professor at Western Oregon University Henry Hughes will discuss this delightfully slippery world at the confluence of piscine and human existence. His exploration of the romantic aspects of fishing is sure to delight the audience. Henry’s stories aren’t just for people who fish. They’re for anyone who enjoys human connection and a good story.

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!

Click here to read about this honor.

Acoustic Atlas Featured On National Public Radio's Here & Now.

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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:


Bobcat Browse

Bobcat Browse is a popular reading collection on the first floor ologof 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.  

Library Display

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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