Shelving with NLM

  • Link: Shelving with NLM
  • Topic: Organization of Materials
  • Level: Elective
  • Sponsor: WebJunction
  • Format: self paced online
  • Contact Hours: 1

Course Objectives:

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One of the most time-consuming tasks for library staff is training assistants and volunteers about classification systems and how to properly shelve materials. Few tasks are more vital for shelf maintenance and patron access. This series of Shelving modules is designed to provide online training that will help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the professional librarian.

The module explains the classification system used with NLM.

After completing this training, the learners will be able to accurately read shelves and properly file materials according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) standards.