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.

Memories and Legacies of World War I : Commemorating The Armistice
October 10 to November 11, 2018

In collaboration with the Gallatin History Museum, the MSU Library is participating in a number of Armistice Day events. Among the events are a poetry Night on October 24 and am Armistice Day program of speakers and exhibits on November 11 at Bozeman Public Library. Visit the Gallatin History Museum website to find out more about the entire series.

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October 19 to November 9, 2018 - Exhibit on display at the MSU Library 

The President's Commission on the Status of University Women honors women leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who have made remarkable contributions to the status of women at MSU, in Montana and across the country. The MSU Library is pleased to host an exhibit honoring these inspiring women. Visit the Extraordinary Ordinary Women webpage for more information.


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ivan Doig's This House of Sky
October 30, 2018

Location: Country Bookshelf, 28 W. Main St. Bozeman

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Ivan Doig's beloved Montana memoir, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind.  Published in 1978 to critical acclaim, it captured the voice of a young boy growing up in central Montana and along the Rocky Mountain front and has inspired two generations of readers and writers.  As testament to that, the event will also celebrate the publication of the latest issue of Montana The Magazine of Western History, which is dedicated to the work and life of Ivan Doig.  Only on rare occasions has Montana published a special issue concerning a topic of particular interest to Montana and the West. This issue was set in motion after the Doig Country symposium held at MSU in September 2017 and features essays by many of the symposium speakers.

On October 30, Country Bookshelf at 28 W. Main St., Bozeman will host a celebratory evening from 6-8 pm.  There will be a short program on This House of Sky and the editors of the special issue of Montana The Magazine of Western History will introduce that work.  Signed copies of This House of Sky, donated by Carol Doig, will be awarded in a trivia contest designed to test your knowledge of the book.  We'll have birthday cake.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.

This program is sponsored by the Center for Western Lands & Peoples, the MSU Library, and the Country Bookshelf.

For more information, contact the Center for Western Lands & Peoples at 406-994-4247 or check the website http://www.montana.edu/west/. To explore archival materials related to This House of Sky, see the Ivan Doig Archive http://ivandoig.montana.edu



An Evening of Conservation and Conversation, the annual Friends of MSU Library Fall Benefit
October 23, 2018, 6 p.m.

Location: Museum of the Rockies

Friends of MSU Library invite you to their annual fall fundraiser. Journalist and Mountain Journal founder Todd Wilkinson will lead a lively conversation with Mike Clark, Jim Posewitz, Rick Reese, and Cathy Whitlock who will touch on their careers and the environmental challenges facing Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 

Admission is free, $5-25 donation suggested. You can register by clicking here. For additional information or to find out about becoming an event sponsor, contact Ann Vinciguerra, Events and Communications Coordinator, at ann.vinciguerra@montana.edu or 406-994-6857.

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MSU Library named 2018 Montana Library of the Year by Montana Library Association!

Click here to read about this honor.

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.

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.

Acquisitions & Special Collections News

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