With the holiday season upon us, it is a great time to reflect on the past year, celebrate our many successes, and plan for the future. In my previous messages, I’ve highlighted some of the NIH Library’s achievements over 2017.
Announcements & News
The NIH Big Read will feature a series of book discussions and an author presentation about “The Gene: An Intimate History” (2016) by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” (2010). The NIH Big Read will conclude with an event featuring the author, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, on April 17, in Masur Auditorium (Building 10), 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Have you ever been doing online research and come across the NIH Library’s Full-text Plus! button? If so, you have experienced how the NIH Library staff is working behind the scenes to make sure you have seamless access to full-text content. We are always looking for ways to improve these services. Starting in October, we are introducing NIH Library Go, which will replace the Full-text Plus! button.
The NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program has organized a GeneSpring 14.5 training class to be held on Thursday, October 6. This free training will be offered in the NIH Library Training Room, Building 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the afternoon session from 1 – 4 p.m. covering Tips and Tricks.
The NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science and the NIH Library are pleased to host Software Carpentry Workshops taught by volunteers from the NIH community. Software Carpentry’s mission is to help researchers by teaching them core computing skills that will help them be more productive in a small research team.