Graduate & Professional Student Library Fee Open Forum

Join us on May 4 at 6 pm in the Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center for a discussion about the MU Libraries' student fee proposal. Refreshments will be served. For questions, contact For more information about the library fee proposal, visit

Forum sponsored by Graduate Professional Council 

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A Night at Club Ellis

Thursday, April 23
7 pm
Ellis Auditorium

Learn more about plans to improve the MU Libraries. Join us for food, fun and information about how you can help make changes to Ellis Library and the other libraries on campus. For more information about the proposed changes visit

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MU Libraries by the Numbers


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Friday Workshop, April 17

Copyright Conundrums
April 17 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

Copyright raises many questions: What can I use freely? When do I need to get permission? What is covered by copyright? How do I protect my own intellectual property? This workshop will provide an overview of U.S. copyright law in the academic setting and point the way to resources that help in making decisions and knowing when to seek legal advice.

Anne Barker, Interim Head, Ellis Reference Department

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online

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Web of Science Tutorials

Learn how to search Web of Science through an introductory tutorial or move on to more advanced topics such as Journal Citation Reports,Essential Science Indicators and  InCites Benchmarking & Analytics.

Both tutorials are located on the right side of the screen.

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Douglas Niedt, A Classical Guitar Performance, April 16

April 16, 2015
2:30 PM
Ellis Library Grand Reading Room

Join us on April 16 at 2:30 pm in the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room for a performance by classical guitarist Douglas Niedt. He made his New York debut at the age of twenty-one in Cargegie Recital Hall. Since then he has appeared before enthusiastic audiences across the country, promting one critic to write,"Mr. Niedt is not only a brilliant master of his instrument, but a performer of great sensitivity. The wealth of sound and the dynamic finesse which he elicits from the guitar make him a worthy companion of the few great guitarists such as Andres Segovia and Julian Bream." His performance will be followed by a question and answer session and a light reception.

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Friday Workshop, April 10

Altmetrics: Alternative Metrics for Measuring the Impact of Research
April 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

It takes time for your work to be formally cited by other researchers and common citation indexes do not work equally well for all disciplines and research methods. Altmetrics (alternative metrics) are faster and wider-ranging measures of the impact your work is having on other researchers and the general public. This workshop will introduce you to current altmetrics tools and how they’re being used to demonstrate the value of research.

Anne Barker, Interim Head, Ellis Reference Department
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian
Gwen Gray, Social Sciences Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Board Game Night

Board Game Night
Thursday, April 9
Ellis Library Colonnade
7-11 p.m.

Bring your favorite board game or try one of ours! Students, staff, faculty and community are welcome! Questions? Call 573-882-4581.

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3D Printing for All MU Students and Staff

Everyone from 3D Printing veterans to people with no experience are invited to use our service. Our staff will guide you through the process and provide you with a price estimate based on the size of your print.

We are located in Ellis Library, up the stairs from Speaker's Circle. Our temporary hours are 1-3, Monday-Friday.

Where should I go to find the 3D Printing service?

Print Anything is located up the stairs from speaker's circle in Ellis Library. Come by and feel free to ask any questions you might have about 3D printing, or email us at

How can I have something 3D Printed?

Come visit us and speak with one of our student workers to submit your file and receive information on pricing and scheduling. Otherwise, contact us by email with your file attached and we will attempt to provide you with a price quote. 

What do I need to know before I submit a 3D print job?

In order to print something, you will need a ".stl" file. This is a form of 3D model that is specially used in 3D printing.
You must pay in advance at the help desk in order to print. This ensures that we can maintain consistent service and not have wasted material. We accept checks, cash, and student charge. Turnaround time estimated 3-4 days depending on demand.

What size and color available for 3D Printing?

Max print dimensions W:140mm x D:140mm x H:135mm (W:5.5in x D:5.5in x H:5.3in).  Special order for larger print dimensions up to  W:140mm x D:260mm H:140mm​ for additional fee based on more expensive filament use in the printing process.

Colors available: Black, white, silver, yellow, red, green, and blue.

What does it cost to have something 3D Printed?

Our pricing is based on the type of material used, and the amount that is needed. We charge $0.30 per gram for Premium PLA plastic, and higher amounts for higher quality materials. If your print is very small, we will charge a baseline $5.00 for prints that amount to less than $5.00 in order to cover the costs of student work.

Don't have a file of your own?

Feel free to look online. Many resources are available that provide access to free file sharing of 3D models or 3D file checking. Such websites include:

Thingiverse –
Youmagine –

Social Media

Like us on facebook at:
Or follow us on twitter at  and use the hashtag #3DPrintMU
Email to schedule a meeting or for a price quote:

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Welcome to Freddy Martinez-Garcia

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Federico (Freddy) Martinez-Garcia, Jr. has been hired as our new Access Services Librarian. He began work at the beginning of the spring semester. Freddy moved to Columbia from Phoenix, where he was the Access Services Manager for the Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus Library. He has a Masters in Library and Information Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish Linguistics from the University of Arizona, and a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University.

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