Celebrate Banned Book Week at MSU Libraries

Help MSU Libraries celebrate Banned Book Week each day at noon beginning Monday, September 29 through Friday October 3 at Renne Library.

During Banned Book Week, libraries across the country celebrate readers’ freedom to choose what they read and writers’ freedom to express themselves through written or visual works. Each day at noon beginning Monday, September 29 through Friday October 3, members of the MSU community will read passages from their favorite banned or challenged book which include titles like To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter, Fahrenheit 451, Beloved, and many more. In addition to the readings, visit the library’s display on Banned Books or even better — check out a banned book from the library’s collection.

For more information, please visit http://www.lib.montana.edu/~connie/bbw/bbw.html or contact Connie Strittmatter at x7708.

MSU Libraries Dinner Dialogues

Friends of MSU Libraries host their second annual Dinner Dialogues on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Social hour from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Dinner and conversations begin at 7:00. Please join us for an evening of dinner, wine and captivating conversations. Select a topic from nature, wine, medicine, economy… Discuss your subject with a local expert and 5-7 other guests…Relax in a friendly atmosphere enhanced by delicious dinner, fine wine, and good company. For more information on the dinner and available table hosts, please visit our website at www.friendsofmsulibraries.com, or call 994-3119. We hope to see you there!

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Commemorative Experience

In cooperation with the City of Hiroshiam and Nagasaki
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Talks by

Ms. Shigeko Sasamori, an atomic bomb survivor
Mr. Steven Leeper, Chairperson of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
September 13 (Saturday) at 5pm-7pm; reception to follow

Bozeman Public Library
(626 E. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715)
Community Room
Free and open to the public

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition

At Bozeman Public Library, Community Room: Sep 12(Fri)-Sep 15(Mon)
At MSU Renne Library: Sep 17(Wed)-Sep 30 (Tue)
Free and open to the public

Film Series “Scars and Legacies: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Apocalypse”

Starting Sep 11, Thursday s 7pm-; MSU campus, Room 101, Roberts Hall

For more information, please visit http://eu.montana.edu/hiroshima
Contact: Tomomi Yamaguchi, tyamaguchi@montana.edu, 406-994-7288
Event Poster

MSU Library Book Sale

MSU Libraries will hold our traditional used book sale on July 1st, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the first floor of Renne Library.These books are our unneeded gifts and withdrawn items. All proceeds will benefit our collections. We have thousands of books for sale. Come during the day to find those gems and then return between 4:00 and 6:00, when almost all remaining books will be free.

Featured Subjects: Montana History, Western Americana, Industrial Arts, Education, Business & Economics, Political Science, Law, Agriculture, Science

For more information see the Book Sale Flier pdf and List pdf of books for sale.

Annual Retirees’ Tea

Please join the local library retirees for an afternoon get together. All are invited to attend –

Annual Retirees’ Tea

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2:30~4:30 p.m.

Burton K. Wheeler Reading Room, Special Collections

Enjoy refreshments and mingle with friends.


MSU Libraries cordially invites all reunion class participants and guests to attend a

Reception in Renne Library
Friday, May 9th, 1:30-2:30pm
2nd floor – Special Collections

Refreshments will be served.

Spring Open House & Post Flood Celebration

Please Join Us for the MSU Library Spring Open House & Post Flood Celebration!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 5:30~8:30 PM at the Montana State University Libraries, Heathcote Court

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine, and join us for tours of the Library!

  • Explore new and emerging technologies.
  • Learn about the flood recovery efforts.
  • Discover what the Library has to offer you!

Free and open to the public. Free parking after 6 PM in the SB parking lots. Pay parking also available. For more information, please call Sara Terry at 994-6857.

Grantwriting Resources at MSU

“Grantwriting Resources at MSU” will be presented on Wednesday, April 30, 1-2pm in the Renne Library Heathcote Classroom (basement of Renne Library). In this session, MSU Foundation Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Traci Weller and James Thull, Special Collections/Reference Librarian, will go over the basics of grant writing at MSU, including how to start the process, who can write a grant (you can!) and where to find and how to use the grant related resources available at MSU. This event is free and open to the entire campus. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Doralyn Rossmann (doralyn@montana.edu or 994-6549) by Tuesday, April 29 at Noon.

Fill out a Survey & Win a Prize!

The MSU Library is conducting a survey to measure library service quality and identify best practices through the Association of Research Libraries’ LibQUAL+™ program. Students, faculty, and staff who participate will have a chance to win one of a number of Food Services or Bookstore gift certificates. The survey will be open March 4 through April 3, and will take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey invitation will be sent via E-mail to a random sample of 1500 undergraduate students, 600 graduate students, 600 faculty, and 600 staff. If you are not part of the sample but wish to participate please see our survey Web page for more information.