Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
College presentation
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

College presentation


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. School Libraries
    From a Vendor’s Perspective
  • 2. Perspective
    • Job losses and shrinking budgets are a reality and are causing considerable stress in today’s schools
    • 3. What can be done to save school librarians?
    • 4. Be a collaborator with teachers and administration
    • 5. Be a part of the educational process
    • 6. Establish yourself as the information specialist and the literacy/research expert of your school
    • 7. Advocate for your position before it is considered for elimination
    • 8. From Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog on January 12, 2010: “I do know this. Once a budget plan is presented to the public via the school board, it is almost impossible to change. Any influence we have has to be exerted during the planning – we can’t wait to react.”
    • 9. Use vendor resources to maximize your time and increase your capabilities to serve your students and teachers
  • Literacy Extends Outside the Library
    Trends include:
    Leveled Libraries (a.k.a. Book Rooms)
    Summer Reading
    Classroom Novel Sets
    Classroom Libraries
  • 10. Definition of a Vendor
    According to Merriam-Webster OnLine
    Etymology: Anglo-French vendur, from vendre to sell, from Latin vendere
    one that vends : see seller
    The person in a business deal who hands over an item in exchange for money <we're thinking of making a deal with that other software vendor>
    Synonyms: dealer, merchandiser, seller
    Related Words: trader, distributor, retailer, wholesaler, peddler, salesperson
    In the school library world, the word “jobber” is also used to describe the vendor.
    specifically: a wholesaler who operates on a small scale or who sells only to retailers and institutions
  • 11. Examples of Vendors
    Retailers –, Barnes & Noble, etc.
    Publishers – Capstone, Lerner, etc.
    Jobbers – Rainbow, Gumdrop, Davidson, Bound to Stay Bound, Perma-Bound, Baker & Taylor, Follett
    Generally working with a static inventory that they have purchased for resale (some limited exceptions)
    Acquisition Service – Mackin
    Company who provides access to the materials you require from the publishers that you want to work with.
    Not restricted to static inventory – accessing publisher inventory on an as-needed basis (just-in-time, on-demand format)
    Designed to acquire materials to fulfill a need.
  • 12. Vendor Service Comparison
  • 13. About Mackin
    26 years working with school libraries
    Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Family-owned company that now operates globally
    Specializing in school-by-school, district-by-district customization (we design our services to fit your needs)
  • 14. One-Source Service for Schools
    World’s largest, age-appropriate PreK-12 database
    Mackin provides access to over 18,000 publishers including:
    Abdo Publishing Company
    Arte Publico
    Albert Whitman
    Barefoot Books
    Boyds Mill Press
    Charlesbridge Publishing
    Chronicle Books
    Child’s Play
    Crabtree Publishing
    Dorling Kindersley
    Dover Books
    Eakin Publications
    Firefly Books
    Publishers Group West
    Portage & Main Press
    Random House
    Salina Bookshelf
    Santillana Publishing Co.
    Spotlight Books
    Simon & Schuster
    Star Bright Books
    Sunbelt Publications
    T & N Children’s Publishing
    Gareth Stevens
    Harcourt Brace
    Harper Collins
    Houghton Mifflin
    Holiday House
    Kane Miller
    Lee & Lou Books
    National Council on Education
    Northland Publishing
    Pacific Learning
    Penguin USA
  • 15. Customer Service
    Real people providing real service
    Your needs are our needs
    • Phones answered 24 hours/day
    • 16. You can also contact Mackin via email or Live Chat
  • Mackin Services
    Books in any format: publisher library bound, publisher trade bound, paperback, and preboundMackinbound
    Non-print materials, such as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks
    Web-based eBooks and interactive books
    Online database subscriptions
    Shelf-ready, automation-ready cataloging and processing
    Mackin fill rates average 95-100% on all PreK-12 orders.
  • 17. Nation’s Foremost New School Services
    Complete Opening Day Collections designed for your specific needs.
    Additional services provided by Mackin to new schools :
    • Designated New School Coordinator
    • 18. Designated Classroom Service Coordinator
    • 19. Completely customized collection
    • 20. Free shelving plan
    • 21. Free shelving team
    • 22. Always shipped in exact Dewey order
    • 23. Free cataloging and processing
    • 24. Aggressive discounts
    • 25. 1-year extension of discount after school opens
    • 26. 3-year guarantee of all books/media
    • 27. Free duplicate checking
    • 28. Discount on Alexandria software
    • 29. And much, much more
  • Free Custom Processing
  • 30. Free Custom Cataloging
    MARC records created and customized to customer specifications
    Compatible with all online catalogs and circulation systems
  • 31. Precision Quality Control
    Order accuracy is our mandate
    Multiple checkpoints throughout the process ensure the quality of cataloging, processing, packing, and shipping
  • 32. Always Free Shipping
  • 33. We Do It Right the First Time
    • We guarantee the right materials, ready to circulate, right out of the box, on every order
  • Preparing a Book Order
    Three simple steps:
    Prepare a consideration list and send order
    Confirm your processing specs (Mackin can provide sample processing for your approval)
    Upon receiving books, check into system and shelve for circulation makes this easy and fun!
  • 34. 10 Steps to Using
    1. Get started
    Begin on the home page ( by registering to establish secure access to the site, with a private password of your choice that you use each time to log in.
  • 35. 10 Steps to Using
    2. Create your profile.
    Tell how you like to search.
    Go to My Profile (under My Mackin in the top menu). You can set up search defaults, interest levels, binding display and even parameters for multiple school ordering.
  • 36. 10 Steps to Using
    3. Search for titles.
    There are over 2 million titles in the database, which means you have a great chance of finding the titles you seek. The process begins on the Search page, which includes a SEARCH BY dropdown menu, a field to enter your keyword(s) and a selection of parameters to help you define your query.
  • 37. 10 Steps to Using
    4. OR, use our suggested lists.
    Our experienced librarians continually create lists of titles that you can modify, specific to your state, for your library or classroom. We also include lists of best new titles, and state and national standards, as well as School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Library Media Connection selections.
  • 38. 10 Steps to Using
    5. Navigate your search results.
    You can customize your search results by adding and removing columns of information using the Column link to the top right of the search results list. Publisher, Dewey, ISBN, AR Quiz, Language – there are over 15 options available. Your column choices will stay as your continue searching and the next time you log in.
  • 39. 10 Steps to Using
    6. Select titles/create a list.
    Create a new list or select a saved list in the drop-down box above your search results. When you click on the Select box next to a title, it is immediately added and saved to your current open list. To remove a selection, simply uncheck it. One-click selection!
  • 40. 10 Steps to Using
    7. Manage your lists.
    To see all your submitted and unsubmitted lists, go to My Book Lists (under My Mackin in the top menu). You can sort by clicking on the column headings; edit, delete or forward a list; merge, move, or copy a list; and even calculate the total for a group of lists. To see the details of a specific list, click on the list name. To change the quantity of a title, enter the desired quantity in the Qty. field, then press Enter/Return.
  • 41. 10 Steps to Using
    8. Choose your cataloging and processing options.
    To select your specifications for the first time, go to My Specs (under My Mackin in the top menu). Follow the instructions and click the Submit to Mackin when you’re done. You also can print out a PDF specifications form and mail or fax to us when complete. To make changes to your specs on future orders, call Customer Service.
  • 42. 10 Steps to Using
    9. Time to order!
    When you’re ready to place an order (also called submitting a list), click the Order Now button on your open list page. If you need to make any changes on a submitted order, please call Customer Service.
  • 43. 10 Steps to Using
    10. What else can you do on
    Analyze your collection
    Request a custom list from our expert librarians (collection development)
    Learn about Opening Day Collections
    Discover Mackin’s extensive, customized classroom services
    Find out more about interactive eBooks and online databases
    Register for Funds4Books, an online fundraiser
    Check out industry trends and grant resources
    Review Publisher Showcase
    and more!
  • 44. Register Now!
    Register now on, by selecting “College Student” as your job title. We look forward to working with you!
  • 45. For more information, questions, or comments:
    Susan Grimes – TX Sales Consultantsusan.grimes@mackin.com800-245-9540 (toll-free) or 817-233-4071 (cell)
    Mackin Customer Service
    800-245-9540 (toll-free)