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


Less than 10% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female.

Let’s change that.

MSU Library

Thursday, March 31


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.


Art + Feminism Wikipedia Meetup Page

MSU Art + Feminism Wikipedia Meetup Page


Lesson Plan

Wikipedia Editing Cheat Sheet

References and Citations



West Entrance Closed

Facilities Services will be working on the library’s West Entrance during intersession. The West Entrance will be temporarily closed starting at the end of the business day on Friday, December 11. If you are in Bozeman during this winter break, our front doors will be open from Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional holiday hours for the library can be found here.

Great work this semester, Bobcats! Warm wishes for a happy intersession!

Winter Snow Cave, Browning, MT, 1937

Snow cave in Browning, MT – 1937

Photo from MSU Special Collections

Tip of the Week: Cans for Fines!

Gan the Griz Image

The 16th annual Can the Griz Food Drive is November 7th – November 21st. The MSU Library is a designated drop off point for canned goods, and as an added incentive, you can also trade cans of food for fines! Receive $1 for each can you bring to the Borrow Desk, up to $10, to apply to your *fines!

Help MSU can the Griz!

*This is for fines only, not other charges.


Help Design Your Library

Picture1The MSU Library is currently drafting a plan for the next era of our library, and we need your help! We need student feedback and honest opinions as we rethink library services and spaces.

Who: You!

What: Your thoughts, creativity, and feedback

When: Wednesday, November 18: 1:30-3:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 19: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

RSVP: or 994-5629

RSVP is a must, and we’ll send you the secret meeting location once we hear from you!

Why: Do you work, play, dream, create, think, share, edit, collaborate, consume, learn, express, observe, spark, compose, produce, inform, adapt, and/or improvise? Yes? Then we need you to help shape the future!

And did we mention there would be free food?!