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Certificates of Library Staff Development

MCLS library staff development certificates

The MCLS Certificates of Library Staff Development provide you with an opportunity to:

You can work toward earning Certificates of Library Staff Development in Basic Cataloging, Advanced Cataloging, or Basic Soft Skills. Each Certificate you achieve will demonstrate that you have attended MCLS workshops to expand your current skill set and develop a comprehensive knowledge of the subject. The MCLS Certificates of Library Staff Development are important credentials to assist you in promotions or job changes in the library field. Enhance your resume today with an MCLS Certificate of Library Staff Development.

Basic cataloging certificate

Requirements

MARC: An Introduction, and four other MCLS workshops or special programs from the Cataloging category (see list below). Workshops or special programs must be taken within a three-year period.

Advanced cataloging certificate

Requirements

Basic Cataloging Certificate, plus four additional MCLS workshops or special programs (for a total of nine workshops or special programs) from the Cataloging category. The four additional workshops or special programs must be taken within a three-year period.

Basic soft skills certificate

Requirements

Five MCLS workshops from the Soft Skills category. Workshops must be taken within a three-year period.

Applying for your certificate

After you have successfully completed the requirements for your certificate, please fill out either the MCLS Certificate of Library Development in Cataloging Application Form pdf-icon.png or the MCLS Certificate of Library Development in Soft Skills Application pdf-icon.png, and send it to the training department via email, mail or fax. Please contact the training department at training@mcls.org if you have questions about completing the form or eligibility for certification.

Current MCLS cataloging workshops

Cataloging workshops no longer offered by MCLS pdf-icon.png, but which count toward your certificate if you took them at MCLS in the past three years.

Current MCLS soft skills workshops

 For currently scheduled workshops, visit the MCLS Store.