Do you have plans for Monday, August 21? In case you’ve been living under a rock, on August 21, all of North America will experience a rare celestial event– a solar eclipse! Check out the Library’s display case for a Solar Eclipse-themed exhibit with photographs from the 1940s solar eclipse in Bozeman and other fascinating eclipse materials. Below, we have compiled a list of viewing opportunities and events happening at the MSU Library.
Happy Eclipse Viewing!
Interested in additional information about the eclipse and suggested reading?
Check out the Library Guide, The All-American Eclipse: Total Solar Eclipse 2017.
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
Everything except the field trip is free, but please register so that we can guarantee seats and refreshments for all.
This event is brought to you by the College of Letters and Science, the Center for Western Lands and Peoples, and 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
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.
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!