Category: Training

10 Dec

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 »

24 Nov

December Training at MCLS

Cataloging, MCLS, MeL, News, Training by Heather

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 »

29 Oct

Deadline to register for November 6 media training workshop is Friday

Time is running out to secure a seat for this great opportunity to learn valuable tools to make your library even more visible in your community. The deadline to register is Friday, October 31. On November 6, 2014, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will …Read more »

13 Oct

Media relations is not just about crisis management

Developing a relationship with local media promotes a better chance you will be included when promoting your programs. An added benefit is with this relationship, you and your library become a “go to” sound bite or quote when the reporter needs one. Opening and utilizing communication channels to the media regularly, and not just when …Read more »

30 Sep

Media coaching for librarians program to include hands-on training

On November 6, 2014, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services MCLS will co-host a program instructing and preparing librarians on interacting with the media. Head of the journalism faculty at Wayne State University and Michigan Radio’s senior political analyst Jack Lessenberry will present. For the low …Read more »

22 Sep

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 »

27 Aug

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 »

01 Aug

Media Coaching for Librarians

News, Training by David Votta

On November 6, 2014, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will provide a program instructing and preparing librarians on interacting with the media. It has never been more important for librarians to deliver a clear, consistent message to educate their constituents on the value of …Read more »

24 Jun

2014 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference was a rousing success

News, Resource Sharing, Training by David Votta

Many thanks to all those who attended the inaugural Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. Over 140 public, academic, and special library staff ┬árepresenting 90 institutions convened in Perrysburg Ohio on June 5-6 to listen, learn, share best practices and current projects, and discuss the future of resource sharing. Special thanks go out to our keynote …Read more »

18 Jun

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: mcls.org/workshops