Librarians & Educators


  • Matching Readers with Books: Become a NoveList Expert
    February 20, 2019 10:00 PM CDT - Register Here
    In this 45-minute session, find out how to locate just the right title in NoveList. We'll walk through search strategies for your readers' most commonly asked questions, including series order, read-alikes (title, author, and series), genre help, award winners, specific Lexile measure, and more. We'll also take a look at our latest release, themes, and talk about searching using our story elements.
  • Why Read Crime, Mysteries, & Thrillers and How to Help Those Who Do
    February 20, 2019 10:00 PM CDT - Register Here
    Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of crime, mysteries, and thrillers? Whether your readers are fans of police procedurals (like the Inspector Gamache series) or fans of Grisham-esque legal thrillers let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from behind the iron curtain to unreliable narrators.

Training Materials

  • MAGNOLIA Training Resources
    This guide includes highlighted databases; database tutorials, guides, and help sheets; helpful links to resources for teaching and librarianship; and archived materials from workshops and presentations on MAGNOLIA resources.
  • MegaResource School Librarian Workshops
    The MegaResource School Librarian Workshop series is designed to cover topics related to technology, instruction, and online databases. These workshops continue to serve as a major outreach effort to Mississippi's school librarians. We continue to develop these workshops and welcome suggestions for future sessions!

Lesson Plans

  • MAGNOLIA Lesson Plans
    This guide is packed with lesson plans devised by Missisippi librarians and teachers. Each plan helps students learn to use MAGNOLIA resources. Find a plan you can use, and even submit your own! Links to other lesson plan resources are included.