Category: Library

A Roadmap for Integrating Digital Resources

If you’re feeling a bit lost in the landscape of digital media, you are not alone! With nearly 70% of teachers reporting tech fatigue, and the...

Chill Out in the Library This Winter!

As we head into the winter holidays, allow me to share some programming that I have found really successful in reaching out to staff and students...

Are You Getting the Most From Your MackinVIA?

I’ve had the joy of working with educators, librarians, and media specialists all over the country who are using MackinVIA’s digital resources in...

Library by the Numbers

Education leaders love data. Ideas, projects, and initiatives move with data behind them. The school library is one of the best places...

Support Social-Emotional Learning With Audiobooks

If the numerous literacy benefits of audiobooks haven’t convinced you of their value in schools yet, consider this: academics aside, audiobooks...

A Day in the Life of a Librarian

Working in a public library in the summer is a whirlwind experience. With Summer Reading Club, special programming, and crowds of children trying...

Passion and Programming in the Library

When the pandemic hit, the world changed drastically. I went from working full-time as a school librarian, studying as a graduate student, and...

Top Tips for Summer Reading Success with MackinVIA

When I was a kid, summer break always began the same way: on the last day of class, my mom would blast “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper on the car...

Young Adult Book Clubs as Impactful Professional Learning

As a secondary ELAR Coordinator in Rockwall, Texas, when we implemented the readers/writers workshop, my first goal was to share with...

Media Specialists: The Missing Link

It can be overwhelming and daunting to talk to principals and administrators about the importance of hiring media specialists for our...

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