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Registration now open: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

Wed, 2018-08-01 09:00

Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 waitlist spaces.

There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider them carefully before registering.

Due Dates

Pre-Work: August 31, 2018

Part I: September 28, 2018

Part II: November 2, 2018

Part III: December 7, 2018

Detailed agenda

About BBEL

This is an introductory bioinformatics course for librarians run through the Moodle learning management system. It is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine


To register, go to:

Note: Registration closes August 15, 2018.  This course is limited to 50 registrants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States. For more information, contact Molly Knapp, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office

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PubMed for Librarians

Mon, 2018-07-23 11:33

PubMed for Librarians is a series of 5 free, online CE classes that begins on August 8, 2018. Each class is 90-minute long and offers 1.5 MLA CE credits. Learn something new, revisit what you know, remember what you forgot. Click here to register.

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Read our Teaching Tips Booklet

Mon, 2018-06-18 10:31
Image of cover of Teaching Tips Booklet

NTO’s Teaching Tips Booklet

NTO is proud to publish our Teaching Tips Booklet – a compilation of all of our teaching-related blog posts. As the NNLM Training Office since 2016, and prior to that the NNLM Training Center (2012-2016), we have a long legacy of blog posts. We did a little searching around the archives and selected the posts that discuss training and education. Topics in our booklet include adult learning principles, instructional design, teaching technologies and tips on how to incorporate technology into your teaching methods.  We’ve compiled them here in the NTO Teaching Tips Booklet for your perusal.

There is also a print copy available to download from our Teaching Resources & Tips page.

We hope you like it!

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New Look for the National Library of Medicine Homepage

Mon, 2018-06-04 16:34

It’s purple!

NLM New Homepage Jun 1 2018

The NLM Homepage upgraded on June 1, 2018, but you can still access the former version. 

The National Library of Medicine unveiled a new look for their homepage on Friday. Note our upcoming NNLM training is listed here in along with more educational offerings from NLM.


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