MCLS training

MCLS is a non-profit membership organization providing libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources.

Instructor-led courses

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Upcoming training

17 October 2017

Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (MCLS)

In this 3-day, hands-on workshop, you will explore the foundations behind RDA, the tools included in the RDA Toolkit. Participants will learn the core elements of a catalog record, key MARC tags, how to assign subject headings, basic authority control and why it is important. (3 days / 2-hour session per day)

24 October 2017

Original Cataloging of Archives Using RDA (MCLS)

This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to original catalog archives using such tools as the RDA Toolkit, the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. (3 days / 2 - hour session per day)

24 October 2017

BIBFRAME: a basic overview

This class will be online for one 2-hour session using our online workshop software. You will receive additional instructions on how to attend this session after registering for this class.

01 November 2017

Dewey Decimal Classification (MCLS)

This is an introduction to the 23rd edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The instructor will teach participants how to interpret and construct Dewey Decimal call numbers. (3 days/2-hour session per day)

07 November 2017

Copy Cataloging of Digital Resources Using RDA (MCLS)

This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to catalog digital resources using such tools as the RDA toolkit, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. (3 days / 2-hour session per day)

07 November 2017

MARC: An Introduction (MCLS)

The instructor will present an overview to MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) records and related terminology. (3 days / 2-hour session per day)

28 November 2017

Legal Resources on the Internet (MCLS)

In addition to how to locate materials, the lawyer-librarian instructor will discuss how the sources fit into our legal system. The special challenges presented by legal reference will be discussed, and advice given about how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. (2 days / 2 - hour session per day)