The MSU Library Display Committee is responsible for developing, soliciting, coordinating, producing, and promoting displays in the Renne Library lobby. 

Current Display

Book Jacket Design as Art

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Graphic Design 224: Form + Content | Instructor: Meta Newhouse, Associate Professor, Graphic Design

The book jackets currently displayed are the product of a course focused on pairing typography and image to express conceptual thinking. The project "The New York Times Non-Fiction Book Bestseller Book Jacket" gives students an opportunity to read about a topic and reinterpret that reading into book jacket form. The students were encouraged to consider characters in the stories, storyline, and relevant surprises and twists. Students were assigned via a lottery system, and given four weeks to produce the jacket. The books displayed belong to the individaul artists, and not part of the MSU Library collection.


Past Displays

One Book One Bozeman

One Book One Bozeman, "a community-wide read program designed to encourage engaged discussion and literacy through the reading of a common book." In 2017, the featured book was Speak by Louisa Hall, which interrogates themes of human communication. Glimpse various tools of human communication from different eras, ranging from a rotary phone to one of the first Apple laptops.  One Book One Bozeman is sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library, the Country Bookshelf, and MSU Library.

Banned Books Week 2017

This year we celebrated our freedom to read during the national Banned Books Week. Our display housed information about why books are banned or challenged, as well as historical accounts of book burnings in the United States. We also had a "Banned Books Selfie Station" where patrons were encouraged to snap a selfie with whichever banned book they were caught reading!


The Divide War: 113 Years of Cat-Griz Rivalry

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"The Divide War: 113 Years of Cat-Griz Rivalry" is on display in the MSU Library display case in the main lobby. 

This display chronicled the spirited history of the Cat/Griz rivalry. It showcased images and information from the MSU Library's Special Collections, which included historical photographs from football programs and team photos dating back to the beginning of the rivalry in 1897. The display took viewers through the first matchup, the Butte years, and up to this year's Brawl of the Wild. 

For more information on displays, visit the library or email Amanda Hardin at