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MCLS Unveils New MeL Databases Training Program

On July 12, 2010, MCLS received approval to replace the MeL Databases workshop program with a new training model.  The new model, which is being phased in this fall with full implementation starting in January 2011, includes three components:
1. Instructor-led online training.
2. PowerPoint presentations for use at in-services and similar group meetings.
3. Web page with links to online tutorials, training materials, exercises, and handouts.

We have scheduled ten instructor-led online workshops to be taught by our MeL trainers via WebEx:

October 7, 2010: What’s New in MeL for 2010
October 14, 2010: MeL Databases Essentials Part A
October 20, 2010: MeL Databases Essentials Part B
October 21, 2010: What’s New in MeL for 2010

November 9, 2010: What’s New in MeL for 2010
November 16, 2010: MeL Databases for Kids (K-8)
November 18, 2010: MeL Databases for Teens (grades 7-12)
November 23, 2010: What’s New in MeL for 2010

December 1, 2010: MeL Databases Arts and Humanities Highlights
December 7, 2010: What’s New in MeL for 2010
December 8, 2010: MeL Databases Health Resources
December 16, 2010: MeL Databases Career and Business Highlights

January-June 2011 online workshops will be added to the schedule in late November. Please note that all online MeL Databases workshops provide a certificate of completion for three (3) contact hours, which can be applied for QSAC requirements. We are also attempting to obtain MDE SBCEUs for our workshops.

For questions about online MeL Databases workshops, or to schedule an inservice presentation, please contact Suzanne Robinson at MCLS.

The MeL project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.