MackinVIA receives its 5th consecutive Modern Library Award from LibraryWorks, winning the distinctive Platinum Award

The free MackinVIA digital content management platform is recognized and awarded the Platinum Award, their highest honor, giving Mackin their fifth consecutive award with MLA.

Burnsville, MN – January 14, 2021 – Mackin, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it has received a Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ seventh annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry.

Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians in public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc. MackinVIA received a remarkable score of 9.25, resulting in their fourth Platinum Award from this prestigious organization.

“Since its inception, MackinVIA has made large strides and has continued its technological growth to remain one of the world’s top choices for digital content management. As a company, Mackin has always been known for their ingenuity and superior customer service. It’s no surprise that these efforts helped MackinVIA to be recognized and validated again,” remarked Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin.

MackinVIA is a free digital content management system that provides more than 9 million students, around the world, with access to more than 3 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, and video resources. 

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager, said, “It’s validating that MackinVIA scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market nearly 40 years ago.”

For more information about Mackin and its products, please visit or call 800-245-9540.

About Mackin:
For nearly 40 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of over 3 million printed titles. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of more than 3 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, and video resources available through their free, state-of-the-art digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.

About LibraryWorks:
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program:
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market, which can help library management personnel, enhance the quality of experience for the library user, and increase the performance of their library systems. 

Troy Mikell
Director, Marketing & Communications
Mackin / (800) 245-9540