Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians

Become a Certified Mendeley Librarian and secure a Mendeley Premium Upgrade for up to 500 users– at no cost to your institution.


Mendeley, used by more than six million researchers worldwide, is a free reference manager and academic social network that helps researchers to organize their research, share and discover papers and collaborate with others..

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I love any development programme that is aimed at enhancing Librarians. I am hoping that enthusiastic shelvers like myself who are willing to learn more will be given a chance. Librarian from South Africa

The Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians is a free self-study program that can help you:

  • Learn as much as possible about Mendeley so you can confidently train others;
  • Plan a successful rollout of Mendeley at your institution;
  • Be recognized for your efforts by becoming certified & receiving valuable benefits (see below for details)
Thanks for offering this wonderful opportunity to Librarians! Just what I need! Librarian from South Africa

IN A NUTSHELL, the certification program is:

  • An opportunity to deep-dive into Mendeley while following a structured, self-paced, self-study program that will take you approximately 15-20 hours to complete;
  • Divided into three levels, each level offers a valuable benefit for your library and user community (see chart below)




Approx. Time Requirement


Get to know Mendeley

Join "Certified Librarians" Mendeley group with premium-access upgrade

2-6 hours


Dive Deeper into Mendeley

Box of Mendeley materials to help spice up your training sessions**

4-8 hours


Promote Mendeley

1 year Mendeley upgrade for up to 500 users***

Eligible for significant discount on Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE)

2-6 hours

*Rewards are offered to librarians at academic and government institutions; corporations are not eligible for program rewards but corporate librarians may still participate in the program for personal and professional development.
**Limited to two Level 3 rewards per institution
***Limited to one Level 3 reward per institution. Upgrades valid for 12 months with option to extend for three additional months following completion of “Refresher Program”; Includes 5 GB of personal storage, 20 GB of group/team storage and unlimited private/invite-only groups with up to 25 members in each.

What we provide:

  • All the learning materials you need to complete your certification program (includes technical/functional product information, user adoption strategies and planning, teaching guidance and information about other common library sciences topics);
  • Regular contact via email to assist you with any questions or concerns as you proceed through the program;
  • Benefits along the way - upon successful completion of each of the 3 levels.
Looking forward to this and thanks for providing the certification program! Librarian from the United States

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