Lindsay Mullen

Lindsay Mullen is CEO of Prosper Strategies, working behind the scenes to support the Mango team's world of lovable language learning. A language aficionado herself, Lindsay oversees a team of marketers fluent in public relations, content development and strategy (and they speak some German, French, Spanish and Chinese as well.)

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Helping patrons prepare for the SATs.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 10, 2016 3:02:36 PM

With high school juniors dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on their final papers, many are now turning their attention to preparing for that next (collegiate) chapter of their life. For your public library, that means the opportunity to help your college-bound patrons through one of their biggest obstacles on their college journey: the SATs.

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Assisting campus diversity efforts in the academic library.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 5, 2016 2:48:20 PM

During the 2015-2016 school year, we saw multiple high-profile accounts of issues regarding diversity and freedom of expression on campuses across America. Conversations around how to make colleges more inclusive and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and with all kinds of experiences have been widely publicized at prestigious colleges including Yale, Claremont McKenna and the University of Missouri.

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Vacation policies abroad: what your assignee needs to know before they take a summer vacation.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 4, 2016 10:30:42 AM

Similar to your assignee’s favorite brunch order at their local restaurant, vacationing abroad is best served sunny-side up. And regardless of how the weather is behaving in your neck of the woods (we’re still bundled up here in Michigan!), the summer sun is fast-approaching.

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Promoting language learning for children.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 3, 2016 12:34:15 PM

While we love language learners in all shapes and sizes, there’s nothing quite like seeing a child switch effortlessly between multiple languages. Early language learning has become increasingly relevant in recent years, with more children becoming interested in other cultures at an early age (shout out to Dora the Explorer) and more parents committed to raising their children speaking multiple languages. Not only does this provide you plenty of opportunities to see children speaking multiple languages (always adorable) but it provides a great opportunity to get families involved at your library.

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Top jobs for recent grads (and the language skills they'll need to succeed).

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 28, 2016 10:49:33 AM

Graduation season is upon us: everywhere on campus, seniors are wrapping up final papers, saying their goodbyes to beloved professors and getting measured for graduation caps and gowns. The class of 2016 is an especially lucky one, since they’re entering a job market where the unemployment rate for recent grads is the lowest it’s been since June 2008. But even with this promising outlook, they’ll still need certain skills to get some of the best jobs out there. And yes, while being a whiz at Excel can still help a student out, being multilingual can be an even bigger boost.

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How to establish an assignee return network.

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 27, 2016 11:01:31 AM

It’s a universal truth that home is where the heart is. But for assignees abroad, knowing exactly where their hearts really lie can be a tad confusing upon returning from an assignment, especially for those who worked abroad for extended periods of time.

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Benefits of Community Movie Viewings at Your Library

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 26, 2016 10:27:36 AM

Let’s face it--your movie collection is often an unsung hero at your library. While your patrons have started to think outside the book and indulge in digital resources and makerspace offerings, your movie collection has fallen to the wayside. However, there are lot of unique benefits movies and movie screenings can bring to your patrons both culturally and academically that shouldn’t be ignored. Here are a few ways movie viewings can help strengthen your library’s community and can truly help your patrons bond. James Bond.

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Monitoring and Reporting Students' Mango Usage: What to Look For

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 21, 2016 10:32:34 AM

If you’re a librarian already using Mango, you’re probably familiar with our administrative dashboard. It’s where you can go to find information about how students are using Mango, how much time they’re spending and what languages are most popular. It’s a sneak peek into the language-learning lives of your student body: who knew they were so into learning Koine Greek?

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Helping Your Assignee Find a Speaking Partner

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 20, 2016 11:50:39 AM

Be it sauerkraut and Würst, spaghetti and polpette, or chocolate and crêpes, the best things in life come in pairs—and language partnerships are no exception. If your assignee isn’t yet comfortable speaking the language of their future assignment location, finding a speaking partner in a spouse, coworker or friend prior to reassignment can be one of the best (and fun!) ways to adapt to a new culture before ever getting off the plane. Here are three situations where your assignee can practice their new language before packing up their suitcases and saying that final adieu to the United States.

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Partnering with Local Businesses and Organizations to Make Your Small Library the Center of Your Community

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 19, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Just like every Batman needs his Robin, your small library needs a strong partner in the community. That’s why when your small library is looking to broaden its patron base (or fight the Joker), it’s only natural to look for the people in your community who can help you achieve your mission.

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