Classes in the Library

Library Classes for April, May, and June 2015
See also: individual assistance options below.

All classes are free, but registration is required. All classes are single day sessions.
Email Alex Norwood to reserve your seat.

Acrobat Professional XI

Learn how to use Acrobat XI for a specific goal; to create electronic Forms that can be attached and emailed out, filled in, and then returned electronically.      

  • Tuesday, June 16, 1:00 to 3 pm

Classroom A. Kim McBride -  

Ektron Advanced

Advanced training focuses on specialized Content Management System topics: Menus, Tables and Forms. Basic Ektron Training is required before attending. Permissions should already be set from Basic class, but log in before class to verify working credentials. If problems, please contact the Web Team at (external) or (internal) *Use the Ektron Class Registration form to register for this class.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 to 12 noon
  • Thursday, June 25, 12:00 to 3 pm

Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

Ektron Basic

This training is required for working within the Content Management System. Topics covered include:  Differences external vs. internal sites; Adding Base Content; Uploading Files; Adding Images and Using Add-ons. To obtain appropriate permissions to update websites, please contact the Web Team at (external) or (internal) *Use the Ektron Class Registration form to register for this class.

  • Thursday, June 11, 12:00 to 3 pm

Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

EndNote and EndNote Online

Learn the basic principles of creating your own bibliographic databases, importing references and publishing manuscripts.  

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 am

  • Jun. 17

Classroom A. Rochelle Kramer -  

Excel 2010

See what changes have been made to Excel. This will show you how to get started in Excel or modify existing projects. It is also an opportunity to get up to speed and have some questions answered.   

  • Wednesday, June 17, 1:00 to 3 pm

Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

Library Basic Orientation

This one hour class provides a very basic introduction to medical libraries, finding information and available services and resources. A tour of the library is included.        

Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10 am

  • June 17

Orange Study. Alex Norwood -  

Outlook 2010

Learn how to make the most of your Outlook email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. In this class, we will also be covering some time management tips and other often-missed features in all areas of Outlook.     

  • Wednesday, June 3, 9:00 to 11 am

Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

PowerPoint 2010 Beginners

Learn how to create presentations from scratch, apply templates, and jazz up your slideshows with color, images, and effects. Advanced users should schedule individual training with Julie.

  • Monday, Jun 15, 1:00 to 3 pm

Classroom B. Julie James -  

PubMed Medline

Learn about special features including customizing and saving your searches and collections with My NCBI, new tutorials, the Single Citation Matcher, advanced searches, and more.

Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 am

  • Jun 16

Classroom A. Rochelle Kramer -  

Word 2010

See how Word has changed with the newer 2007 and 2010 version. Learn ways to use Word more effectively. Some experience using Word is necessary.

  • Thursday, May 21, 9:00 to 11 am
  • Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Classroom A. Kim McBride -  

Registration for classes is required. Please email Alex Norwood for any questions, or to reserve your space for everything but Ektron. To sign up for Ektron use the Ektron Class Registration form.

Individual Assistance Topics:

Lync Online Meetings - Julie James - Lync provides the ability for groups people to collaborate online by using features such as video, audio (PC and/or phone), instant messaging, or content sharing. Contact Julie directly to set up training for your group or department.

NIH Publication and Biosketch Compliance - Molly Barnett - The NIH Public Access Policy requires that investigators submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication and that these manuscripts are made publicly available no later than 12 months after the date of publication. and will delay processing of grants if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access policy. The Library will offer training covering the steps to compliance focusing on the creation and management of the MyNCBI, MyBibliography. In addition, we offer assistance in creating the a SciENcv which will soon be the required tool for creating and maintaining the NIH Biosketch.

Photoscape - Kim McBride - Photoscape, not currently offered on the monthly schedule, is a free photograph editing software for adjusting, enhancing and redesigning your digital pictures. Photoscape is recommended for using preparing all images that will be used in Ektron. Download at (Be sure and use the Photoscape “Download ” buttons. This screenshot shows correct links.  Contact HELP desk for further help in loading this program.)
Contact Kim to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.

Photoshop CS6 - Kim McBride - This class, not currently offered on the monthly schedule, covers basic concepts of digital pictures and how they can be manipulated from your camera to your computer using Adobe Photoshop. Bring your own digital photos or use samples provided to learn how to create customized projects. WFSM departments may purchase Photoshop at the education price via the Helpdesk using this form (on-campus only). 
Contact Kim to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.

PowerPoint 2010 Advanced - Experienced users wanting to construct complicated animations, packages, and get help with a particular project should email Julie directly to set up an appointment. See also PowerPoint Help from Microsoft.

Publishing Strategies: Impact Factors, Copyright, Open Access - Rochelle Kramer / Molly Barnett -This class is not currently offered on the monthly schedule. This class is two parts - 45 minutes for each.  The first segment demonstrates methods for searching articles that cite a person’s work and teaches the basics of how journal titles are ranked by various impact factors. The second part discusses the basics of Copyright for authors and instructors and includes the mechanics and benefits of publishing in Open Access journals. 

Reference ManagerRochelle Kramer - This class is not currently offered on the monthly schedule. Learn the basic principles of creating your own bibliographic databases, importing references and publishing manuscripts. RefMan is the only bibliographic software package that can be accessed by multiple users at the same time and has similar features to EndNote. 

Summon: Find Articles, E-journals, E-books and More - Mark McKone - Learn how to search for materials at all Wake Forest University libraries from one search engine. Summon is a new kind of database/library search engine that includes records for books, articles, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, manuscripts, standards, maps, and more - all with one search.
Contact Mark to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.

Zotero - Mark McKone - Learn how to gather, organize, and share bibliographic citations, as well as create and add bibliographies to your papers. Contact Mark to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.


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