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Education and Training

Library faculty provide support and classes for a variety of software programs. See our guide for class dexcriptions and handouts:

Class Descriptions and Handouts

Online Tutorials

The Library has a subscription to Quick Source Learning online tutorials. Each month, up to 25 users may sign up for access to all the tutorials for that month.  Tutorials for Microsoft Office include basic and advanced  classes for Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Word. Adobe tutorials include basic and advanced Dreamweaver and  Photoshop and basic InDesign and Acrobat XI.

Monthly Workshops

Training sessions are offered monthly, September through May, for both group and individual instruction. Workshops offered include EndNote, Camtasia (screencasting), How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint, and Searching PubMed.

For more information and to register:

Springfield: Contact the Reference and Education Services Division at or call 217-545-2113.

Carbondale: Classes are provided via videoconference in Lindegren 303 or 310 in Carbondale. Register at least 24 hours in advance. Contact

Library Tours and Orientations

General orientations to the Library and its services are available to individuals or groups. Seminars for specialized needs can be developed and presented upon request. Contact the Research and Education Services Division for complete details.


phone: 217-545-2113

4th year Elective

Multimedia Project Design

Using the resources of the Medical Library's CAVE (Create Audio & Video for Education) media lab, students will design and produce a multimedia product, such as a podcast or video, on a health/medical topic for a relevant audience (e.g., health consumers, health professionals, other). Students may develop their own topic or choose one suggested by School of Medicine faculty. Training will be provided on the CAVE equipment and software as well as on the methods and strategies for creating an educational or instructional multimedia presentation. The final audio/visual project will be posted for others to view and may be used for specific educational endeavors. Opportunities to enter completed projects into competitions may also be available.

A description of the CAVE, its equipment and software is available at

1.0 non-clinical credit
Full time, 1 week