MCLS

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

09 September 2014

Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (MCLS)

In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the foundations behind RDA, the tools included in the RDA Toolkit and leave with a better understanding of how to transition from AACR2 to RDA. 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. (Sept. 9 - 11)

24 September 2014

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. (September 24 - 26)

06 October 2014

Reference Triage for Paraprofessionals (MCLS)

This two-hour reference boot camp focuses on conducting a proper reference interview; the difference between reference and research; how not to give advice while supplying information and when to punt the question to the librarians.

07 October 2014

MARC: An Introduction (MCLS)

The instructor will present an overview to MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) records and related terminology, such as the fixed and variable fields, tags, indicators, subfields, and International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD). (October 7 - 9)

15 October 2014

AACR2...Meet RDA (MCLS)

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.

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