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Spotlight Sawyer Boehm: How to Simplify Implementation

Posted by Liz Schulte on Dec 11, 2017 5:30:00 AM

When a school starts a partnership with MBS Direct, we want to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible, that is Implementation Manager Sawyer Boehm’s specialty. During his tenure, Sawyer has helped over 200 schools make the transition to MBS Direct. When asked what he likes best about his position, he said he liked the people and helping schools find solutions that make it easier for students to get their course materials.  

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Streamline Adoptions With Course Director

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Multitasking is a way of life, especially for teachers and administrators. Rarely are there enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do. While course materials adoptions are important for a variety of reasons, managing them often becomes one more task that takes precious hours.

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Wyoming Seminary Simplifies Course Material Distribution by Partnering with MBS Direct

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Jun 13, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Before partnering with MBS Direct this spring, Wyoming Seminary School ran their own brick-and-mortar bookstore on campus. As a school of nearly 800 students – 440 of which is in high school – running pre-K through grade 12, this created a lot of extra work for staff members and student volunteers.

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Lessons Learned from the MBS Direct Database (From a 20-year Veteran)

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Apr 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Perhaps the core foundation of our business, the MBS Direct database contains 1.5 million titles (60,000 of which are specifically digital) – one of the largest in the industry. The depth and variety of this database opens up all kinds of things for our partner schools. It gives faculty members a huge selection of great titles from which they can make the adoption choices, and as a result, their students are getting better, more high-quality books. Plus, if a school wants to adopt a title that’s not currently in our database, our numerous publisher partnerships make it easy to get that title added in most cases.

We sat down with Director of Retail Database Mindy Stephenson to find out how MBS Direct consistently maintains such a large database, while simultaneously fulfilling all of our customers’ requests for additional titles.

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Top 7 Course Director Hacks

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Apr 8, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Getting the most out of Course Director can improve so many things for your school. Most of our schools are at least familiar with the basics (if you’re not, then contact your account manager as soon as possible), but we have a few expert tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the Course Director experience.

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Take the Hassle Out of Adoptions

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Jan 22, 2015 5:15:00 AM

We recently sent out an email to all of our partner schools talking about the effectiveness of the MBS Direct Service Center along with a reminder to make sure you’re up to date with Course Director, our innovative adoptions tool. With Course Director, you can access MBS Direct’s database of titles available for adoption, which includes pricing, edition status and digital options. In order to get yourself up to speed on the adoption process, we even included a pair of tutorial videos on how to use Course Director most efficiently.

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