Mango's latest course: Classroom English for Hmong speakers.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 12, 2016 4:07:00 PM

Whenever one course closes, another one opens. When it comes to developing the latest in-demand course, that’s the Mango philosophy. What’s the newest course to come out of Mango? Classroom English for Hmong speakers.

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The relationship between language learning and academic success.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Sep 14, 2016 6:23:00 PM

In a recent blog post, we examined several benefits of introducing young children to a second language while they’re still in the K-8 stage. Parents, if there are still any lingering doubts, we’re here to squash them - it’s been proven that language learning not only means increased standardized test scores, but directly correlates to overall higher academic achievement. In fact, dabbling in another language improves cognitive function in areas you might not realize (we’re talking math and science, people!) Read on to discover even more about the academic power of language learning, but be warned: you might just find yourself enrolling your student in a Mango course by the end.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting Your Library with Different Departments on Campus

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 14, 2016 12:32:03 PM

Your library often feels like the center of the campus community, but in some ways, it can feel like a world apart as well. Because of your position as a resource hub—and not always as a place of instruction (unfortunately!)—it can be difficult to ascertain what’s going on in the classroom. That being said, there are multiple ways that you can use your library’s resources to connect with every department from Anthropology to Zoology.

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Treat Yourself! Five Award Submissions for Your Academic Library

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 7, 2016 1:07:41 PM

Here at Mango, we’re constantly waxing poetic about how much we love academic libraries and the value they bring to their communities. But sometimes, don’t you just want a little extra recognition for your achievements?

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