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.
Paws to Destress
December 3-14, 2018
MSU Library has partnered with Intermountain Therapy Animals to help you Paws to De-stress. Throughout dead week and finals week check in at the library to relax and de-stress with some therapy dogs. Studies have shown that taking a few minutes to relax in a positive way during a stressful time helps you to begin again renewed, with a better chance at succeeding.
You can find the dogs in the MSU Library during the following times:
- December 3 – 12-2 pm
- December 4 – 2-4 pm
- December 5 – 5-7 pm
- December 6 – 1-3 pm (You can also find the therapy dogs at Cheever Hall from 3-5pm)
- December 7 – 10-Noon
- December 10 – 4-6 pm
- December 11 – 10-Noon
- December 12 – 1-3 pm
- December 13 – 11-1 pm
- December 14 – 12-1 pm
Check out the Facebook event on MSU Library’s Facebook page.
For more information call 406-994-3119
Library Open House
January 8, 2019, 3-6 p.m.
Location: MSU Library
In conjunction with the Provost's Spring Convocation events, MSU faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to the annual Library Open House. Enjoy complimentary food, win door prizes, and learn about library and partner services. This year's theme is Jules Verne's book Around the World in 80 Days.
A big thank you to our event partners including long-time supporters Friends of MSU Library and the Provost's Office. Additionally, the library is excited to welcome first-time Open House sponsor KGLT, MSU's alternative public radio station. KGLT will be bringing one of its DJs to spin world music tunes during the event.
For more information or if you have quesitons, please contact Ann Vinciguerra, MSU Library events and communications coordinator, 406-994-6857 or email@example.com. All aboard the Open House Express.
MSU Library named 2018 Montana Library of the Year by Montana Library Association!
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.
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:
- Collection of letters written to and from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author Robert Pirsig
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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