Category: Library

TomeCon: Where Authors Are the Rockstars

“TomeCon…where authors are the rockstars.” That’s the tagline for a conference you may not have discovered yet, but for any literacy-loving...

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...

From Paper to Pixels: Leveraging UI/UX Design in Instructional Materials

In today’s educational landscape, there’s a strong emphasis placed on developing a student-centered curriculum. However,...

Collaborative Brilliance: The Impact of Media Specialist-Teacher Partnerships

Often, media specialists find themselves as solitary figures in our schools, but to effectively serve all our students, we must be master...

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...

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