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.

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Upcoming training

31 January 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)

07 February 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)

10 February 2017

Fix your stats, stat! (MCLS)

This class takes a look at meshing your ILS system and a research database to develop a prescription just right for your library.

15 February 2017


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.

14 March 2017

Writing for the Web (MCLS)

Learn how good writing for the web, and thoughtful, timely user assistance (Help!) will make for a better user experience for your patrons.