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
Stressed out? Come take a break to de-stress with registered Therapy Dogs in the MSU Library Commons during dead week and finals week.
Therapy dogs will also be visiting the Blackstone LaunchPad, & the School of Arts & Architecture in addition to the library this year. Check out the full schedule at www.montana.edu/launchpad/paws.
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.