MCLS Cataloging Certification Program

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Heather Ladiski ladiskih@mcls.org ext. 133

MCLS Cataloging Certification Program

The MCLS Cataloging Certification Program provides you with an opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills, to learn new technologies, and to demonstrate your overall competence in the library field. Under this Certification Program, you can work toward earning Certificates of Library Staff Development in Basic Cataloging and Advanced Cataloging. Each Certificate you achieve will demonstrate that you have attended MCLS workshops to expand your current skill set and to 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!

MCLS Library Staff Development Certificates

The following is a list of MCLS Certificates and requirements for each. Only workshops taken after January 1, 2001, will qualify.

To apply, please print out the application form and mail or fax your completed form to Heather Ladiski. Please contact Heather if you have questions about completing the form or about eligibility for certification.

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.

Cataloging Workshop List
The following MCLS workshops are counted toward the Cataloging Certificates. In addition, some MCLS special programs will be designated as eligible for the Cataloging Certificates.

Current MCLS workshops:

  • AACR2...Meet RDA
  • Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basics
  • Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Intermediate
  • Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Advanced
  • Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Authorities
  • Classification Web
  • Copy Cataloging of Archives Using RDA
  • Copy Cataloging of Digital Resources (Virtual Resources & Video Games) Using RDA
  • Copy Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA
  • Copy Cataloging of Sound Recordings Using RDA
  • Copy Cataloging of Videos & DVDs Using RDA
  • Dewey Decimal Classification
  • MARC: An Introduction
  • MeLCat Cataloging Workshop
  • Metadata Workshop
  • Metadata Advanced
  • Original Cataloging of Archives Using RDA
  • Original Cataloging of Digital Resources (Virtual Resources & Video Games) Using RDA
  • Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA
  • Original Cataloging of Sound Recordings Using RDA
  • Original Cataloging of Videos & DVDs Using RDA
  • What Does RDA Mean to You?
Workshops no longer offered by MCLS but past attendance counts towards certification:
  • Cataloging Archives and Manuscripts
  • Cataloging Books (Monographs)
  • Cataloging Electronic Resources (Virtual Resources and Video Games)
  • Cataloging Cultural Objects
  • Cataloging Internet Resources
  • Cataloging Maps
  • Cataloging Rare Books
  • Cataloging Videos, DVDs, and Sound Recordings
  • Copy Cataloging of Electronic Resources (Virtual Resources & Video Games) Using RDA
  • Descriptive Cataloging: Monographs
  • KF Classification
  • OCLC Authorities
  • OCLC Connexion Browser Basics
  • OCLC Connexion Client: An Introduction
  • OCLC Connexion Client Advanced
  • OCLC CONTENTdm
  • OCLC Copy Cataloging
  • OCLC Local Holdings Maintenance (formerly OCLC Union Listing)
  • OCLC Searching Worldcat
  • OCLC Union Listing
  • OCLC WebDewey: An Introduction
  • Original Cataloging of Electronic Resources (Virtual Resources & Video Games) Using RDA
  • Original Cataloging: Primer
  • Overview of Serials Description in RDA
  • RDA: An Introduction
  • SCCTP Advanced Serials Cataloging (a 2 day workshop)
  • SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging
  • SCCTP Electronic Serials Cataloging
  • SCCTP Integrating Resources Cataloging
  • SCCTP Serials Holdings Workshop
  • Take RDA for a Test Drive
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Copy Cataloging
  • Using RDA: An Introduction
  • XML: An Introduction
For a current listing of workshops offered, go to MCLS's Workshop Calendar.