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About Michele R. Tennant

Michele R. Tennant provides Liaison Librarian services to the:

  •  UF Genetics Institute 
  •  Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
  •  Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  •  Department of Physiology & Functional Genomics
  •  Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  •  IDP Students

She is the HSC Libraries' genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatics information specialist. As Bioinformatics Librarian, she provides basic instruction in the use of bioinformatics resources and databases, particularly those available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Michele currently teaches in a variety of academic classes and programs including undergraduate genetics, biophysical chemistry, and GMS6014 - 'Applications of Bioinformatics to Genetics'. She also teaches a number of 'stand-alone' database classes upon request. Michele organizes the UF Genetics Institute seminar series, serves as a member of the organizing committee for the annual UFGI conference (Florida Genetics) and leads the UFGI's web team. Her research interests include the information seeking behavior of geneticists and bioinformaticians, the role of the library in bioinformatics education and user support, and the improvement of library services via liaison and other specialized programs.

Michele was named the 2005 Academic Medical Librarian of the Year by the Medical Library Association.


MLIS, Library and Information Science ~ University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D, Biology ~ Wayne State University
BS, Biological Sciences ~ University of Southern California

HSCL Liaison Librarian Program
Since 1999, the HSC Libraries have operated our Liaison Librarian Program, to facilitate partnerships with academic faculty and programs by assigning to each HSC College or Department a dedicated librarian who works closely with its faculty, staff & students.


What Your Liaison Librarian Can Do For You:
Meet with you in person, by phone or over e-mail to discuss any of your information needs, including
      copyright, bibliographic citations or bibliographic software (such as RefWorks and EndNote)
Provide information consultations to assist students, faculty & staff with literature searching and
      other information gathering
Develop and teach library orientations or information-related classes based on your recommendations
liaison Present at department meetings or journal clubs
Create customized online interactive tutorials for use by on- and off-campus faculty, staff & students
Conduct literature searches (including IACUC) for HSC faculty & staff
Take your recommendations for expanding electronic and print resources for the HSC Libraries' collection
Collaborate with you on publications and grants

Feel free to email Michele with any information-related questions, or just to see what she can do for you and your research or educational information needs.

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