As a Research and Instruction Librarian for Science, my role in instruction and liaison work has evolved into the bioinformatics domain in order to meet the needs of science students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The online Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching course, which I completed last October-December, was a prerequisite for the National Library of Medicine’s A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI 5-day course taught by scientists at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Diane Rein, Ph.D., M.L.S., Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo. It was intensive, and I reviewed numerous bioinformatics searching tools. My class was the second cohort, and the NCBI Director’s greeting was a highlight of the course. The week after I returned from NIH, I incorporated a bioinformatics discovery exercise into my LIB 220 Science Research Sources and Strategies course. I am excited to utilize my scientific background with the review of the NCBI bioinformatics databases and analytical tools. Thanks to ZSR Library for supporting my travel. It was worthwhile, and I received a National Library of Medicine certificate of 36 Medical Library Association CE credits.
Friday, April 25, 2014 3:59 pm