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A Librarian's Guide to NCBI

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Class Description | Agenda

5 days in-person plus 5 week online component

Class Description

A Librarian's Guide to NCBI is a five-day in-person workshop for librarians on NCBI tools and resources held at the National Institutes of Health that builds on the knowledge and skills provided by the prerequisite Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching course.

Health science librarians are invited to participate in an intense bioinformatics training course, A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NLM Training Center (NTC). The course provides knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI and builds on the background provided by the asynchronous online Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching course offered through the NN/LM Training Center. The in-person course will focus on using the BLAST sequence similarity search and Entrez text search systems to find relevant molecular data. The course will describe the various kinds of molecular data available, and explain how these are generated and used in modern biomedical research. Participating in a Librarian's Guide will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution. You must have completed Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching before taking the Librarian's Guide course.

The format of the course is a combination of instruction, demonstration, discussions, and hands-on exercises (both individual and group). The online component also makes use of videos and readings.

Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., M.L.S., Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

The in-person course is eligible for 36 hours of CE credit, plus 18 hours of CE credit for completing the online portion.


For a sample syllabus of the "Fundamentals" online class from Winter 2014, see this link:

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