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and detailed information on all of the workshops listed below.
Click for a copy of the current Booth Library Workshop Flyer: Summer 2011
If you have other questions, you may call Library Technology Services at 217-581-2800.
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Campus Event Calendar
MS Excel 2007: Spreadsheets
MS Excel 2007: Charts
MS Excel 2007: Formulas
MS Outlook 2007
MS PowerPoint 2007: The Basics
MS PowerPoint 2007: Design Tools
MS PowerPoint 2007 - Advanced Techniques
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Date/Time: Contact the Reference Desk, 217-581-6072, to schedule sessions.
Booth Library Reference Librarians will provide instruction on how to search the online catalog and databases. New databases will be highlighted. You will learn how to locate reliable and scholarly information for course assignments and research projects. Information on how to request materials from other libraries is also included.
Anyone wishing to learn about library resources and improve their searching techniques.
Defining peer reviewed articles
Date/Time: Contact the Reference Desk, 217-581-6072 to schedule a tour.
Booth Library Reference Librarians will provide a tour of the library and brief instruction on how to locate materials and use the library’s services. Each tour is customized to meet the specific needs of those attending.
Anyone wishing to learn about the library.
Find your way around the library.
Become familiar with services.
Term Paper Clinics
Date/Time: Contact the Reference Desk, 217-581-6072 to schedule a Term Paper Clinic.
Individualized help on specific research topics. During your appointment you will meet with a librarian who specializes in the subject area and get suggestions for locating materials needed to do your research.
Students and faculty doing in-depth research on any topic.
Identify information sources pertinent to your research.
Develop research strategies for your topic.
MS Excel 2007: Spreadsheets
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 2-4 pm
Microsoft Excel 2007 is a spreadsheet program that is a powerful tool that can be used for accounting or databases. In this session you learn to navigate the program and create a spreadsheet.
Anyone new to Excel
Understanding of Windows basics.
Learn the menus.
Build a simple spreadsheet.
Entering and editing data and navigating in a worksheet.
Formatting and customizing a worksheet.
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 2-4 pm
A hands-on workshop in Excel 2007 that shows you how to chart spreadsheet data. Participants will create several types of charts from pre-made spreadsheets.
Individuals with some Excel experience.
Understanding of Excel basics.
Creating, modifying and formatting charts.
Learn how to choose data for your charts.
Learn how to put charts into other Office programs and being able to link and update the information from the spreadsheet.
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 2-4 pm
A workshop in Excel 2007 discussing built in functions, building formulas and advanced formulas.
Individuals with some Excel experience or attendance at previous workshops.
Understanding of Excel basics.
Working with formulas, functions and formatting.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 9-11 am
Part of the New Microsoft Office 2007 suite, PowerPoint is used to create computer-based electronic presentations that include text, graphics, pictures, sound, and video. This workshop will introduce participants to PowerPoint 2007 and how it can be used to deliver class lectures and conference presentations. Topics covered in this session include the basic navigation of PowerPoint, design templates, the new ribbon toolbars, and general tips on the “do’s and don’ts” when creating presentations. Learn how to insert, format, and move text, layouts, and graphics. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flash drive if desired.
Users new to PowerPoint 2007.
Learn the all new 2007 interface.
How to get started with a presentation.
How to add and edit text.
Add and edit graphics.
Change layouts and add more slides.
View all the pieces of your presentation.
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 9-11 am
This PowerPoint 2007 workshop will show participants how to create unique design templates and save for later use. Attendees will work with adding animation, transitions, draw tools, sound, and video to presentations. In-depth discussion will include tips on saving presentations in different formats for optimal results when delivering the project on different computers or situations such as a kiosk or for the Web. Bring a flash drive to save your work.
Anyone knowing PowerPoint basics.
Edit a design template.
Design your own template with pictures or the draw program.
Adding animation and transitions to the presentation.
Using sound and video in your presentation.
Saving your project for the Web, a kiosk, or as a presentation.
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 9-11 am
The advanced session for PowerPoint 2007 will cover grouping graphics, creating master slides, adding interactive components for audience interaction, printing options, considerations when using different versions, and packing a presentation for use on another computer. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and will be given time in class to create their own presentation using the skills learned from all three workshops. Bring a flash drive to save the presentation you create during this session.
Anyone desiring knowledge of advanced methods of content creation.
Intermediate to Advanced
Customizing the PowerPoint Interface.
Advanced Animation techniques.
Integrating audience feedback into your presentation.
Review of presentation techniques and goals.
Ample time for attendees to ask questions and experiment with features.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 2-4 pm
This introductory course will help attendees become comfortable and familiar with Outlook 2007. The new User Interface will be examined in depth as well as the basic functionality of Email, Calendar and Contacts. These features will be explained so that course participants will be able to take this knowledge back to their own computer and begin actively using the various components of Outlook 2007.
This class is for new users to Outlook 2007.
Familiarity with basic email concepts.
Examine the diverse features in Outlook 2007.
Explore the new User Interface.
Explore through various options that can be customized in Outlook 2007.
Effectively create and use signatures.
Basic use of the Calendar and Contacts functions of Outlook 2007.
Basic knowledge of security involving email.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2-4 pm
This workshop will help attendees become more conscious about protecting their privacy and identity on the Internet and other electronic devices. You will learn what your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is and how to protect it. Understand viruses and malware by knowing what they do, and how to protect your computers at work and at home. Social media websites and the threats they present will be covered along with the basics of how to protect yourself and your children from online threats. Learn about the newest methods used to track you every day whether at work, home, school, or on your cell phone or just driving down the road. We will discuss how our society is changing in regards to privacy and the trade-offs of convenience in our technological world. This workshop will be presented in a lecture format with on-going discussion and question from attendees throughout. Most topics will deal with current issues and some near-future technology. Attendees are welcome to bring their own questions and concerns to discuss.
This class is for anyone who uses the internet or has interest in protecting their privacy..
Basic familiarity with the Internet or a cell phone.
Prepare attendees to identify privacy issues they face every day and how to mitigate them.