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 (sometimes required) and help a lot with planning. To find out full details and to register, please visit the Library Workshops calendar.
Friends of MSU Library Book Group Announces Its 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 reading list. During this time when in-person gatherings are prohibited, the Friends of MSU Library Book Group is meeting virtually. The group will move back to in-person discussions as soon as it is safe to do so.
Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone Conference
June 5-8, 2022
MSU Library is pleased to be collaborating with University of Wyoming Libraries to present the second Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone conference. The conference coincides with the 150th anniversary of the creation of Yellowstone National Park.
Scholars, researchers, private collectors, librarians, and archivists will gather to explore collections, scholarship, and research related to the park and its greater ecosystem and to look to the future of collecting and curating these materials.
The conference will feature speakers, concurrent sessions, social events, and networking. Dayton Duncan, an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker who frequently collaborates with Ken Burns, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Tickets to the keynote speech will be available to the public for purchase.A post-conference tour will visit Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park June 9-11.
Contact MSU Library Events and Communications Manager, Ann Vinciguerra
(406-994-6857; firstname.lastname@example.org), to find out more about upcoming events.
Check out our recent library videos.
During the pandemic, these were created as a substitute for a few of our annual in-person
Each semester, MSU Library partners with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) to present Paws to De-Stress. Throughout dead week, finals week, and at pop-up events throughout the semester, ITA volunteers bring their pets to the library offering students a chance to relax and relieve stress.
Due to restrictions during the pandemic, Paws to De-Stress has moved to a virtual format. Check out the first virtual Paws to De-stress video.
Over the summer 2020, MSU Library participated in the virtual New Student Orientation . Click here to see the virtual library orientation LibGuide.
MSU Library participated 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.
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 MSU students, 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.