An Invitation to Doig Country: Imagining Montana and the West

You’re invited to join us September 13-16, 2017 for Doig Country: Imagining Montana and the West, a free symposium at Montana State University on the work of acclaimed Montana author Ivan Doig!

The symposium will feature:

  • Numerous panels about a variety of topics relating to Ivan and the West
  • Tours of the Ivan Doig Archive in the MSU Library
  • A new film debuted by Carol Doig about Ivan’s life and work
  • Prominent speakers such as Patty Limerick, Carol Doig, Lois Welch (author and wife of James Welch), Nancy Cook, and Rebecca Saletan (Ivan’s long-time editor)
  • A public book discussion of This House of Sky
  • Related art exhibitions
  • A poetry reading
  • An optional field trip to White Sulphur Springs—a chance to visit Doig Country

See the full program schedule here

Registration

Everything except the field trip is free, but please register so that we can guarantee seats and refreshments for all.

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This event is brought to you by the College of Letters and Science, the Center for Western Lands and Peoples, and the MSU Library.

Please contact westernlandsandpeoples@montana.edu with any questions.

Design a new donor Bookplate for the MSU Library!

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Design your mark on MSU

The MSU Library invites all students to enter a contest to design a new donor bookplate. This is a chance for you to design a functional piece of art that will live on well into the future of the library’s collection.

The Library’s bookplate personally acknowledges donors and the family members or friends in whose name they make a donation to support book purchases. The library has had several bookplate designs. Many featured local scenery such as the Bridger Mounts and the “M.”

Your design may continue this tradition or propose something entirely new.

Design your mark on MSU: Create a new bookplate for the Library!

Contest Webpage: http://www.lib.montana.edu/bookplate-contest/

 

About Ex Libris, a.k.a., the bookplate

The bookplate, originally known as ex libris, is a labels adhered to the inside front cover of a book that identify the book’s owner.

For centuries, bookplates have been more than mere labels. Indeed, ex libris is an enduring miniature art form practiced since the 15th century. Many distinguished artists have contributed to the genre; Albrecht Durer, Marc Chagall, M.C. Escher are just a few. Contemporary artists continue the tradition and bring fresh interpretations to the art form.

Learn more about ex libris design: http://www.bookplate.org/page/about-ex-libris

World Usability Day at your Library

World Usability Day (WUD) is Thursday, November 10. We want to hear from you! Contribute to a conversation about sustainability at Montana State University.

  • Who: You!
  • What: World Usability Day
  • When: Thursday, November 10
  • Where: Throughout the Library
  • How: Contribute your thoughts and experiences on the large poster sheets that will be placed throughout the library on November 10
  • Why: To share your sustainability experiences on campus

The World Usability website describes the event as a way to celebrate “successful user experience, bringing awareness to holistic solutions to create a better world.” The 2016 theme is Green UX, so join the conversation about sustainability at MSU!

Missing your furry friends? Come to the Library on Wednesday, August, 31 from 1 – 4 p.m. to visit with cuddly canines from Intermountain Therapy Animals. This Paws to de-Stress preview is part of MSU Debut and offers a sneak peek at part of the Library’s efforts to help manage stress at the end of the semester.WebCarousel_2016_MSUDebut

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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Less than 10% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female.

Let’s change that.

MSU Library

Thursday, March 31

Noon-5pm

We will provide: tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, refreshments, and laptops. Bring ideas for Wikipedia entries that need updating or creation. Even if you’re editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cis-gender, and gender non-conforming women, to participate.

Links

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Meetup Page

MSU Art + Feminism Wikipedia Meetup Page

Train-the-Trainer

Lesson Plan

Wikipedia Editing Cheat Sheet

References and Citations

 

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