Online Education

The MCR offers online training and educational opportunities in a variety of formats, including web casts, web-based tutorials, and PowerPoint presentations from previous classes.


Turning Your Data into Ammunition!

Beginning Session - April 12 - Watch recording here: goo.gl/cnfFLE  (Transcript not available)

Advanced Session - April 19, Watch recording here: goo.gl/oGWmNT

Are you facing writing an annual report? Have you just finished one and wished you had more concrete numbers to back up your story? Do you know what your library is worth? Can you demonstrate to your administrators that your operation is fiscally responsible? We can help. The NN/LM MCR is offering two one hour classes – Beginning on April 12 and Advanced on April 19 –  for you to learn and share how to gather your data, turn it into ammunition and aim at the fiscal accountability target. Turn shelving statistics into value statements, turn teaching opportunities into money savings, turn information into a valued commodity. Barb Jones and Betsy Kelly will lead you through thinking about what you know about yourself, your library and your services and help you articulate how those attributes are a value proposition for your organization. By the end of the series you will be able to show your administrators (bosses, department heads, whomever) that the library is a strong contributor to the financial well-being of the institution; the money provides a return to the institution through the value of your skills, your services and the time saved and information used by your library users.


Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates

Breezing Along with the RML is a monthly series presented by MCR staff and guest speakers. Each month has a different topic related to goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More!

Discover NLM Resources and More is a monthly class presented by MCR Coordinators. Each month features training on a different National Library of Medicine resource. Instruction will include hands-on exercises.

DOCLINE and Document Delivery Services Classes

The DOCLINE Classes provide training on DOCLINE features and document delivery service functions. Participants are encouraged to have access to a DOCLINE account.

Online Interactive Professional Development Experience (aka Gaming in Adult Learning): The Wonderful Librarians in the Land of Oz

This is free action game that is played in real life and focuses on developing skills that can be used to help librarians advocate for their profession and promote the library. We are using an online group learning resource called Moodle to host the game. This is where players go to learn about challenges they can take on. These challenges not only have learning objectives, earn players points that appear on the Game’s Leaderboard, but also can earn them Medical Library Association Continuing Education credits. Click here to learn more and/or to register

Other Educational Resources

  • Free tutorials from the National Training Center: topics include PubMed, TOXNET, and adult learning. 
  • National Library of Medicine Distance Education Resources: includes webcasts and tutorials on NLM resources. 
  • Medical Library Association Educational Clearinghouse: materials may include courses, online tutorials, handouts, and other training materials.