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From the GMR: Applications Open for a New Bioinformatics Course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"

This invitation from Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) was placed on the Medlib Listserv. Additional information is available in the NLM Technical Bulletin article:

NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2012: Send in Your Application to Participate in a New Bioinformatics Training Course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"


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Greetings everyone,

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.

For more information, please see the the NLM Technical Bulletin article dated December 13, 2012 here:

Best regards,

Sharon D.

Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
Fax: 801-581-3632

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