A Message from the Board

“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”

~ Shelby Foote, American Historian and Novelist

Birthdays are a special time to celebrate another trip around the sun. This year, the chance to commemorate Montana State University’s 125th birthday offered a moment to reflect. The thought of the thousands of students who have benefited from the MSU Library reaffirms the tremendous honor I have to serve as the President of the Friends of the MSU Library Board (FOL).

As we celebrate the past, we also look to the future of how the Library impacts the lives of MSU students as well as students across Montana. In an effort to extend the library’s reach beyond campus, the FOL board is excited to lend support to the Yellowstone Writing Project. FOL has donated funds to support three teachers from public schools across Montana who will share the works of Ivan Doig with their students. It was the wish of Ivan’s wife, Carol, that MSU find a way to increase the reach of the Doig Archive that is housed in the MSU Library. FOL is honored to carry out Carol’s request.

It is with your gracious support we are able to share the work of Ivan Doig, along with many other MSU Library resources, with the MSU campus and the community. In an effort to continue this great work, please consider expanding your gift to FOL. If your capacity allows, please also consider joining the FOL board. We’d love to talk with you about becoming part of these important efforts. You can fill out a board application online at http://www.friendsofmsulibrary.com/join-us/. Here’s to another 125 years of Montana State University.

Cece Harris, President, Friends of MSU Library Board

Don’t wait. Become a Friend today.

Book Group

Interested in exploring book conversations in an informal social setting? The Friends of MSU Library Book Group may be perfect for you. Anyone can join – Friend, faculty, student staff, retiree, alum – join us! Most discussions are held from 7-9 p.m. at the Bozeman Public Library Small Community Room. However, please note that the June discussion will be held from 5:45-8 p.m. in the MSU Strand Union Building in conjunction with the Tribal College Librarians Institute. For the most up-to-date meeting information, visit guides.lib.montana.edu/Friends_Book_Group

2017-2018 Book Selections

October 10, 2017: Speak By Louisa Hall

November 14, 2017: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick

December 12, 2017: Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

January 16, 2018: Northanger Abbey By Jane Austen

February 13, 2018: Good Omens By Niel Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

March 20, 2018: Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

April 10, 2018: Seize the Day By Saul Bellow

May 8, 2018: The Plot Against America: A Novel By Philip Roth

June 12, 2018: Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas By Mari Sandoz

July 10, 2018: The Madonnas of Leningrad By Debra Dean

August 14, 2018: Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activists By Bill McKibben

Join Us

In addition to meeting people who support expanding and maintaining information resources for MSU’s students and faculty, Montana citizens, and the State’s business community,  the benefits of supporting Friends of MSU Library include a biannual newsletter, invitations to Friends and MSU Library events, and knowing your support facilitates research across the state by strengthening the MSU Library.

Contribute time, money, or leadership today.

Volunteer to join a subcommittee, help in our office, or assist with an event. Contact Ann Vinciguerra by email or phone (406) 994-6857

Become a Friend of MSU Library Member. Donate!

Interested in joining the Friends Board? Complete the application here.

Link to Board Member Application

Get in Touch!

Ann Vinciguerra
MSU Library Events & Promotions Coordinator
Friends of MSU Library Liaison
(406) 994-6857