Adventures in 20 Languages

By Melanie Moore |   May 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Have you ever tried to learn a language, but it just didn’t stick? Do you have aspirations to become a polyglot? Well, if our experience interacting with talented language learners can tell you, it is definitely possible and totally worth the long journey it takes to reach fluency.

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The Best Summer Reading for Language Students

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 26, 2016 3:12:21 PM

Happy summer, librarians! Hopefully you’re already enjoying a well-deserved break from the craziness of the year. The library sure does seem empty without all the students, doesn’t it?

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A Doctor's Guide to Relocation

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 25, 2016 4:33:48 PM

Practicing medicine abroad is a world away from what many physicians are used to. While many doctors have dedicated almost their whole life to American schooling, rotations and residency, the urge to move to a new country for personal or professional reasons may have physicians itching with the travel bug to relocate.  

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Are You a Polling Place? Preparing Your Library for Elections

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 24, 2016 2:21:32 PM

There’s nothing quite like watching a community of informed patrons proudly express their patriotism by fulfilling their civic duty and voting. Election season is upon us and if the early polling has been any indication, it’s sure to be one of the most talked-about election cycles yet.

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Reflections from the 2016 Polyglot Gathering

By Melanie Moore |   May 20, 2016 2:30:00 PM

This month, a couple of Mangos were able to attend the third annual Polyglot Gathering in Berlin, Germany. It was a week full of multiple languages, great people, and the most interesting conversations.

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Finals Week Study Breaks (that Still Promote Language Learning and Culture)

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 19, 2016 10:37:36 AM

It’s the home stretch, librarians, and that means it’s the busiest time of the year for you. Everywhere on campus, students are cramming for their final tests, cranking out their last term papers, and trying to figure out whether they should present their Intermediate Sculpture final project as more brutalist or dadaist. Your library is buzzing with student learning.

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Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle Abroad

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 18, 2016 2:28:23 PM

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always so easy (even for us Mangos). Occasionally, there’s a slice of French galette des rois (king’s cake) that looks too good to avoid or a threatening storm cloud that makes forgoing the usual workout all the more appealing.

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Funding a Mango Subscription at Your Library

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 17, 2016 10:19:21 AM

Whether it’s in a marriage ceremony or a new product contract, saying those final I do’s can be a little intimidating for anyone. But if your public library is trying to commit to a language-learning solution, the last thing you need is unanswered questions on how to best fund it prior to taking the plunge.

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Friday the 13th & Superstitions Around the World

By Jillian Rodriguez |   May 13, 2016 11:02:00 AM

If you’re anything like us, you cleared your calendar today. This year’s only Friday the 13th is finally here, and we’re ready for it. We believe that knowledge is power, and the best way to equip yourself against the spooky superstitions that keep us up at night is to educate yourself on Friday the 13th and other superstitions around the world. From avoiding contact with butterflies in Korea to Italy’s unlucky Friday the 17th, there are plenty of fascinating superstitions around the globe to keep your mind occupied all day long. 

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Getting Funding for Mango

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 12, 2016 12:19:09 PM

Times are tough, academic librarian. For the past 30 years, libraries have been receiving a steadily shrinking slice of university funds. You’re in the difficult position where you still need to provide resources for an awesome student body and campus community—but with about 50 percent of the funds your colleagues had in 1984.

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