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Send in Your Application to Participate in a New Bioinformatics Training Course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"

Send in Your Application to Participate in a New Bioinformatics Training Course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI". NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Nov-Dec;(389):e8.

2012 December 13 [posted]

In sponsored partnership, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) are pleased to invite participation of health sciences librarians in a new bioinformatics training course: "A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI." Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate bioinformatics services at your institution and/or extend current initiatives. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. Participants who complete the class will be eligible for MLA Continuing Education credits. The course is free but travel costs are at the expense of the participant.

There are two parts to the course and applicants must take both parts:

Applications are open to health science librarians in the United States. Applications will be accepted from librarians currently providing bioinformatics services as well as from those desiring to implement services. The application deadline is January 25, 2013. Applicants will need to fill out the application form, submit a supervisor letter of support form, and provide a curriculum vitae (CV). Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or about February 15, 2013.

Please view the application form at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6H6L3GJ. The course page with additional information is at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/education/librarian/

Please direct any questions to: ncbi_course@lists.utah.edu

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