Grant Money And Funding Options For Librarians Provided by Mackin at Upcoming AASL Conference

Burnsville, MN (PressExposure) September 23, 2011 -- Librarians attending the national conference of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to be held October 27-30, 2011, in Minneapolis, MN, will have an opportunity to receive $3,000 in grant money provided by Mackin Educational Resources and Library Media Connection. Attendees can register for the grant at the Mackin exhibit booth, number 717.

Recognizing the librarian's challenge in maintaining collections and obtaining needed new materials with increased budget cuts, Mackin also will present "Finding the Bucks: Alternative and Creative Funding Options for Your Library" at the AASL Conference on Saturday, October 29, from 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Librarians will learn about various funding options - from grants to a new innovative donation program - as well as ways to save money now using their existing funding. Grant writing tips and a free consultation are included for all participants.

When visiting Mackin's booth, AASL conference attendees also can participate in the following:

- Personal demonstrations of the new Mackin VIA eResource management program

- Informative presentations on Mackin VIA and Funds4Books programs

- Author signings:

Thursday, October 27, 2011
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Mary Casanova;
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Lynne Jonell

Friday, October 28, 2011
9-10 a.m. - Toni Buzzeo;
10-11 a.m. - Nancy Carlson;
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Joan Bauer;
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Sheila O'Connor;
3-4 p.m. - Jacqueline West

Saturday, October 29, 2011
10-11 a.m. - David LaRochelle;
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gennifer Choldenko

For more information, contact Mackin at or 800-245-9540.

Mackin Educational Resources has been providing library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for 27 years. Known for its unparalleled customer care and customization, Mackin works with 18,000+ publishers and has a database of more than 1.5 million titles. Educators can purchase books with all bindings, ebooks, DVDs, online educational databases and more on In addition, Mackin's professional librarians create and update thousands of book lists to save customers time and money, and provide custom collection analysis and solutions.

About Mackin Educational Resources

Mackin Educational Resources
3505 County Road 42 West
Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 800-245-9540
Fax: 800-369-5490

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