ASC's Brink contributes to MicrobeLibrary


Dr. Benita Brink, associate professor of biology and chair of the department of biology and earth sciences at Adams State College, contributed one of five new resources recently published in the Protocol Collection of the American Society for Microbiology's MicrobeLibrary.

Dr. Benita Brink

The Protocol Collection provides microbiology educators with standard information about single protocols, including purpose and theory, history, procedural steps, safety considerations, tips and comments, and references. The collection is geared to microbiology educators at all levels and provides access to 33 commonly used protocols and 785 high-quality images (the Atlas Collection) linked to the protocols. Brink contributed the protocol on the Urease Test.

"It is our hope that these images and associated protocols will benefit microbiology educators worldwide," says the collection's editor-in-chief, Anne Hanson, University of Maine. "With the help of leaders on the microbiology education community, it is our goal to continuously add new images and protocols to this significant collection."

The Protocol Collection is accessed through MicrobeLibrary, an online, searchable, and open-access site of peer-reviewed, high-quality, visual resources and laboratory protocols used in the microbiological and biological sciences. It is the first service of its kind and continues to be recognized as one of the best resources for science information.

MicrobeLibrary builds upon the scientific expertise, intellectual creativity, and private collections of the members of ASM and other researchers of microbiology and biology from around the world. MicrobeLibrary receives more than 1 million hits per month and is a founding partner of American Association for the Advancement of Science's BiosciEdNet Collaborative , a portal sponsored by the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library.

For more information, visit MicrobeLibrary.

By Julie Waechter