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Cataloging Certificate Program

The MCLS Cataloging Certification Program provides you with an opportunity to:

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 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

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.

Applying for your certificate

After you have successfully completed the requirements for your certificate, please fill out the MCLS Certificate of Library Development Application Form (PDF), and send it to the training department via email, mail or fax. Please contact the training department at training@mcls.org if you have questions about completing the form or eligibility for certification.

Current MCLS workshops

Workshops no longer offered by MCLS, but count towards certification

 For currently scheduled workshops, visit Upcoming Training & Events.