Virginia district chooses primary library resource vendor

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), based in Falls Church, VA, has officially selected Mackin Educational Resources as its provider for all print and digital books, audiobooks, videos and other resources for its school libraries and professional library collections. FCPS, the largest school district in Virginia, conducted an extensive bidding process to select the most qualified, trusted and experienced company to serve the more than 188,000 students in 234 schools. As the chosen provider, Mackin supplies all the necessary infrastructure, expertise and customization required for the long-term, high-tech library materials acquisition relationship that is required by Fairfax County Public Schools. Mackin will serve Fairfax County Public Schools with an initial term of seven (7) years through 2025 with numerous multi-year renewal options available.

Randal Heise, president of Mackin, commented, “For over 35 years, Mackin has been listening, learning and refining our expertise to create the nation’s highest level of custom-designed services for schools and libraries. Fairfax County is yet another major school district that has chosen Mackin because of our ability to provide customized “district specific” ordering software and true “made-to-order” customer services. All of us at Mackin are honored and poised to partner with the forward- thinking, progressive leaders at the Fairfax County Public Schools and together we will make a very real difference for students, teachers and librarians throughout the district.”

Mackin is now working hand-in-hand with Fairfax County officials to finalize the design of the Fairfax/Mackin ordering system which will fulfill the district’s needs and precise ordering requirements. Mackin provides over 3 million age-appropriate print titles, over 2 million digital titles, thousands of databases, audiobooks, eBooks and read-along titles through their award-winning MackinVIA digital platform. Mackin also provides a full line of Maker education materials, Professional Learning services and a comprehensive selection of Classroom services in a whole-school capacity.

About Mackin:

Mackin provides services to over 50,000 schools worldwide and offers the nation’s largest age-appropriate PreK -12 online ordering system serving libraries, classrooms, school districts and curriculum departments. Mackin provides fully cataloged and shelf-ready materials in addition to custom packaging and logistics for library books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks, databases, classroom materials and a full line of Maker education resources. Mackin also provides a state-of-the-art digital resource management system called MackinVIA at no additional charge. MackinVIA is now in over 25,000 schools and accessible to millions of students on all devices.


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