A Large Print Collection as Diverse as its Readers

The ALA states, “As our nation increasingly becomes more diverse, so should library collections, staff and our nation’s social consciousness.” Being a struggling reader is challenging enough, but not being able to identify culturally with the books they are reading can also be frustrating. Thorndike Press is excited to share a large print collection curated … Read more

Arrowhead Library System Now Offers Free, Online Instructor-Led Courses

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has acquired Gale Courses from Gale, a Cengage Company. Through this unique program, Rock County residents can use their library card to access over 365 free instructor-led, online courses. “Part of our mission at Arrowhead Library System is to inspire and engage life-long learning in our community, with Gale Courses, Rock … Read more

Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

| By Traci Cothran | Like many other people, I love to learn new things – with history being my favorite subject.  At Gale, we have a volunteer program at a local elementary school where we are “reading buddies” with kids once a week.  It’s nice to laugh with these youngsters, and it’s fun to … Read more

Caroline County Public Schools Learns the Power of Professional Development eBooks

As a very small district in rural Maryland, Caroline County Public Schools requires administrators to wear many hats while overseeing a tight budget. After hearing an assistant superintendent from another district extolling the benefits of Gale eBooks on GVRL, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Susan McCandless knew her district had to get on board. “I remember looking at my … Read more

Napa High School Embraces Online Resources

| Originally posted on the Napa Valley Register | The school library. For decades, it was the go-to source for students looking for books to research a topic or write a paper. Not anymore. Today, the library comes to the students – on their smartphones, iPads, laptops or other tech devices. At Napa Valley Unified … Read more

From Ship Driver to Library Space Entrepreneur

Recently, Deziner Software partnered with Gale to launch Gale Small Business Builder in the public library space. This self-guided online resource is designed to help budding entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners create a business plan and discover more about themselves and their finances. It seems now like such a natural path, given the thousands … Read more

Assessing the User Experience on Gale Products

|By Heather Hedden | As senior vocabulary editor, I’ve worked on editing the Gale Subject thesaurus since we’ve had a web interface for our databases in the late 1990s, and there have been so many changes since then. The web user interface of Gale database products is key to making the research databases usable and … Read more

Career Online High School Gives Tucson Residents a Second Chance at a Diploma

| Originally posted on This is Tucson | Yvette Moutran’s royal blue graduation gown swished around her legs as she marched forward to “Pomp and Circumstance,” shaking hands and accepting her diploma. Finally, she had a high school diploma in hand. Finally, she could flip that tassel from one side of her cap to the … Read more