Training Opportunity from NNLM : Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians – January 4 – April 9, 2021

Learn about the data science of biology: Bioinformatics!

The Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to open registration for the seventh cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene and protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.

The 14-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 30 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and bi-monthly learning opportunities. This seventh cohort will run January 4 – April 9, 2021. Students should expect to dedicate at least 2 hours per week to the course. A background review of biology is included in the pre-work for students with rudimentary knowledge in genetics.

There are four major due dates to successfully complete this course:

Pre-Work: Monday, January 18, 2021 (Genetics Basics)

Part I: Monday, February 15, 2021 (Bioinformatics and Librarianship, Molecular Biology Techniques, NCBI Nucleotide and BLAST)

Part II: Monday, March 15, 2021 (NCBI Gene, Protein, Structure, and Clinical Applications)

Part III: Friday, April 9, 2021 (Ethics and Policy, What’s Next in Genomic Research, and Synthesis Exercises)

To register, go to:

Registration closes on Dec 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 70 participants. There is no wait list. Registration preference is given to librarians or information specialists who are U.S. citizens or residents of the United States.

For more information, contact Molly Knapp<>, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office.

Molly Knapp

Training Development Specialist

NNLM Training Office

National Network of Libraries of Medicine<>

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