Remote Learning Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Mississippi's normal modes of teaching and learning. Students had to leave behind the classroom to begin remote learning. Remote learners need other means to access learning resources from their local libraries. Many parents must now help their children find library materials and information resources. With funding from the Governor's Emergency Education Response (GEER), MAGNOLIA and Mississippi State University Libraries are providing free online workshops and tutorials to teachers, librarians, and parents.

Online Workshops

  • For Parents of remote learners
    In this series of online live workshiops, parents will learn:
    • How to use MAGNOLIA databases to help their remote-learning children
    • How to support their own professional development with MAGNOLIA databases
    • How to find their next pleasure read with MAGNOLIA databases
  • For teachers and librarians
    This 10-hour online professional development opportunity will show teachers and librarians:
    • How to access and use MAGNOLIA databases
    • How to integrate MAGNOLIA into the classroom/curriculum

    You can earn either 0.5 CEUs for attending 5 workshops or 1.0 CEUs for attending 10 workshops. The fee for the CEUs is $25 regardless if you are getting 0.5 or 1.0 CEUs.

  • Tutorials

    For students, parents, teachers, librarians, and the general public
    MSU Libraries are developing online tutorials to help you use MAGNOLIA databases. These tutorials will focus on:
    • How to access MAGNOLIA resources
    • How to search for articles and other resources that support K12 education
    • How to find relevant and trustworthy healthcare information
    • How to identify relevant reading for students and adults based on reading level
    • and more!

    More about MAGNOLIA

    The MAGNOLIA project provides access to a suite of online databases. The databases contain thousands of information resources from trusted sources. They can be accessed through any publicly funded library, K12 school, community college, or university in Mississippi. Visit our About page to learn more about MAGNOLIA.