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Celebrate National Library Week!

Come celebrate National Library Week in Ellis Library! National Library Week (April 3 – 9, 2022) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.

The MU Libraries are using this week to welcome our new peer navigators! Peer navigators are students who can answer your library questions when visiting Ellis Library. If you have a quick question, visit the Ask Here desk in the colonnade to get your answer. If you have a more in-depth research question, the peer navigators can get you connected with a librarian who can help. As an added bonus, this week we will be handing out library stickers and snacks! There will be GoPo Gourmet Popcorn while supplies last.

Grab a sticker and a snack and meet the new peer navigators!

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Welcome, Peer Navigators!

This semester, the Research and Information Services Division of Ellis Library is fortunate to have undergraduate students providing assistance at the “Ask Here” desk in the colonnade on the first floor of Ellis Sundays-Thursdays. Their purpose is to create a more accessible environment for students to ask questions​. They will be giving directions, making referrals, and helping with behind-the-scenes projects. We are so excited to welcome them to the library!

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Digital Media Lab Now Available to Students

Digital Media Lab Now Available to Students

Ellis Library’s Digital Media Lab is now available for student use by appointment.The Digital Media Lab in Room 153 provides a recording booth with various software, a 3D scanner (Structure Sensor), art tablets and virtual reality goggles. The Digital Media Commons also has the film studio in 3E21. Students can request an appointment through the Digital Media Commons website at library.missouri.edu/dmc. The Digital Media Lab is open between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Feel free to stop by or make an appointment to see all we have to offer.

#TipTuesday: Alumni Access

Are you a University of Missouri student getting ready to graduate? Are you worried about losing access to our databases?

Fear not!

Ellis Library provides guest accounts for alumni and other visitors! Come visit the Research and Information Desk with a government-issued photo ID to have your guest account created.

For up to two hours per day, you can freely use the guest computers to search databases, use the printers, and more.

More information regarding visitors and guest accounts can be found here.


home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Digital Media Lab Now Open

Digital Media Lab Now Open

Are you looking for a place to record an audio or video assignment for class?  Do you have a project that requires a 3D scanner?  If so, check out the Digital Media Lab located in Ellis Library, Room 156.  We want to hear from you!

The Digital Media Lab provides a recording booth with various software; a film studio with a camera and green screen; and a 3D scanner. These resources are available to students for use by appointment. Visit https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/dmc/lab to learn more and to schedule your appointment today!

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services #TipTuesday: Quiet Study Areas

#TipTuesday: Quiet Study Areas

If silence and tranquility are what you need to succeed, this post is for you.

Did you know that Ellis library has designated quiet study areas on four out of five floors?

  • Maps of all the quiet study areas at Ellis library.

Are other students being disruptive in designated quiet areas?

Use our instant message service to request library staff ask students in these areas to be quiet.

If you’d rather call us, just be sure to leave the quiet area first!



home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Resources and Services Visual Artists Who Inspire Eve L. Ewing: Book Display in Ellis Library

Visual Artists Who Inspire Eve L. Ewing: Book Display in Ellis Library

Dr. Eve L. Ewing, writer, artist, and scholar, will give a reading at Mizzou on Tuesday, February 27th as part of Black History Month 2018. On her Goodreads author page, she answers a question about her main influences with a list of writers and visual artists who have influenced her “in terms of not only style, but what it means to live as a writer in the world.”

On display now near the Research Help and Information Desk at Ellis Library are books about the five visual artists Ewing names as influences. Take a look at the work of photographer Carrie Mae Weems or Kerry James Marshall, known for his large paintings. If you enjoy installations, check out Glenn Ligon‘s neon works or Dan Flavin‘s work featuring fluorescent light bulbs. Perhaps you will be moved to learn about Kara Walker and other contemporary working artists.


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#TipTuesday: Print From Your Laptop!

Did you know that you can print from your own laptop to a library printer? Download Print Anywhere with four easy steps:

1. Go to the DoIt website and click the yellow button in the middle of the screen that says “Print Anywhere.”

2. Log in to your PrintSmart account and click the “Print Anywhere” tab on the top left.

3. Choose an Ellis Printer. Make sure you know the location of the printer bank you are choosing.

4. It will download like a software on to your computer, and you are ready to go!

If you have any problems, ask at the Research Help and Information Desk!


home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Writing Tutors in Ellis Library

Writing Tutors in Ellis Library

Tutors from the Writing Center offer one-on-one writing support in Ellis Library. All Mizzou students can take advantage of this service. Tutors can help with all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, revising, polishing a final draft. They are familiar with a variety of writing styles and formats.

Writing Tutors’ Schedule
Ellis Library, Room 151-E
Spring 2018

Tuesday, January 16 through Finals Week
(no tutors during Spring Break)

Sunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sign up for appointments on the sign-up sheet which will be posted on the door to Room 151-E at the start of tutoring hours that day. Appointments are for fifty minutes.

Visit the Writing Center’s website to find out more about the writing assistance they offer.

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#TipTuesday: Ellis Auditorium (Room 21)

Do you have a class located in Ellis Auditorium (room 21)? Are you having trouble finding how to get there?

Ellis Auditorium is located on the west side of Ellis Library on the ground floor. To enter the auditorium, use the exterior door between the west entrance and Lowry Mall. A sign marks the location.

If you’re having trouble finding the entrance, visit the Research Help and Information Desk for assistance.