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MCLS is seeking new cataloging instructors!

Do you have an extensive knowledge of cataloging, experience teaching in an online environment, and a skill for making this complicated subject clear to library staff? You may be just the person we are looking for! Please email Gwen at to express interest or download and submit our MCLS Instructor Application, found near the bottom of …Read more »

January – June 2017 Training Calendar Online

Announcing the MCLS training calendar for January – June 2017. MCLS is offering over 60 training opportunities for library staff. For more information, go to our printer friendly version of the training calendar. For questions, contact the MCLS training department at

Library of Michigan and MCLS partner with Zepheira Technologies to transform the Michigan eLibrary MeLCat catalog into the Library.Link Network for web publishing

The Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) have partnered with Zepheira Technologies to transform the 16 million bibliographic records in MeLCat, Michigan’s statewide resource sharing system, into linked data. Once complete, the books, CDs, DVDs, and other items in the Michigan libraries using MeLCat will be easily discoverable by web …Read more »

August Training Opportunities

Register today for the following workshops hosted by MCLS in August. Jul 27 Media boot camp: interviewing skills (at Wheatfield Public Library, Indiana) (3 General LEUs) (DEADLINE to register is Friday, July 22) Aug 2-4 Assigning Library of Congress call numbers: basic (online) (6 General LEUs) (DEADLINE to register is Friday, July 22) Aug 9 …Read more »

MCLS workshops for January

Register today for the following online workshops offered by MCLS in January. AACR2 meet RDA – Jan 13 (1:30-3:30pm) (NOTE: Deadline to register is noon Friday, January 9) The MeLCat visiting patron service – Jan 15 (10-11am) (FULL – waiting list available) MARC: An introduction – Jan 20-22 (9-11am) Reference triage for paraprofessionals – Jan …Read more »

January – June 2015 training calendar dates announced

Watch your mailboxes for the January – June 2015 MCLS training calendar. If you can’t wait for the print version to arrive, check out our online training and events list. Highlights of this term’s calendar include new classes “Rare books cataloging: An introduction“, “RDA for non-catalogers: What do I need to know?“, “HR essentials for …Read more »

December Training at MCLS

Register today for the following training opportunities with MCLS: Original Cataloging of Archives Using RDA (online) – December 2-4 *Deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 26 The MeLCat Overdue Process (online) – December 4 MeLCat Refresher Training for DCB Libraries (in Lansing) – December 9 Original Cataloging of Digital Resources (Virtual/Internet Resources & Video Games) …Read more »

October Training at MCLS

Register today for the following training opportunities with MCLS in October. MCLS Annual Meeting, October 3 (at the McCamly Plaza, Battle Creek, Michigan) *Deadline to register this Friday Reference Triage for Paraprofessionals, October 6 (online) *Deadline to register this Friday MeLCat Cataloging Workshop, October 7-9 (online) MARC: An Introduction, October 7-9 (online) The MeLCat Overdue …Read more »

September training at MCLS

Register today for the following workshops that will be hosted by MCLS in September. Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings, Sept. 3-5, (online) Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA, Sept 9-11, (online) Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basics, Sept 16-18, (online) MeLCat Refresher Training for DCB Libraries, Sept 18, (in Lansing) The MeLCat Overdue …Read more »

July – December Training Calendar Now Available

The July – December 2014 Training Calendar is now available online! Check out the latest offerings from the MCLS training department including the following two new workshops “Finding Classical Music: A Reference Primer” & “Government Documents: Michigan & Federal.” For more information and to register for any of these classes, go to:

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