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MeL Minute: On Demand Tutorials

Michigan libraries across the state work very hard every day to make meaningful, positive impacts in their communities. MeL databases are there to assist you with the best information available for your patron’s business, educational, health, financial, consumer needs, and more. The Library of Michigan and MCLS work together to bring relevant, timely, and accessible MeL databases training to all Michigan library staff and teachers. The focus is to meet the needs in real time, and through MeL provide libraries with the tools and acumen to better serve and educate their communities; thereby strengthening our libraries and state.

Nine months a year MCLS and the Library of Michigan provide free, half-hour webinars available to Michigan library staff, teachers, and other interested parties focusing on the resources within the MeL databases. The webinars are topical and presented by your peers, the subject specialist experts who use the databases daily.

These webinars are recorded and made available on-demand anytime on the MCLS website. Additionally, provided are slides from the webinars and hyperlinked documents which connect you directly with the featured resources/databases.

The on-demand archive goes back over two years with the newest webinars available at the top of the page. Current on-demand videos include:

Take a look and sign up now for the upcoming webinars:

Test Prep for Students – February 28, 3:30pm Eastern

MeL Databases: MeL Statistics for Patron's Research – March 28, 3:30pm Eastern

MARC Records from MeL: Boost Your Catalog with MeL Subscription Content – April 25, 3:30pm Eastern

Readers Advisory for Youth: MeL as Your RA Partner – May 23, 3:30pm Eastern


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MeL databases are available to Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

Want more information on MeL?  Stay tuned for the next MeL Minute available on many Michigan library listservs, email us at,  visit, or sign up for the MeL Minute and other Library of Michigan e-mail lists via GovDelivery. We encourage you to share MeL Minutes with your colleagues and networks.