The Research Librarian of the Future: data scientist and co-investigator

In the article by The London School of Economics ans Political Science, Jeannette Ekstrom, Mikael Elbaek, Chris Erdmann and Ivo Grigorov discuss the disconnect between how research librarians see their role and its responsibilities and how theses are viewed by their faculty colleages. They rein in on their ideas on how the research librarian of … Read more

Collaboration Benefits Everyone

Helping Librarians and Academic Faculty Work Together to Achieve Optimal Student Outcomes

In a recent article in Against the Grain, Liz Mason, Gale’s Vice President of Product, addresses a big issue in 21st century education. She discusses a 2015 survey that showed there was a disconnect between academic librarians and faculty. The results revealed that a significant number of faculty members saw no need to consult with librarians and only half used librarians as a resource on matters of curricula when planning courses.

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Published on March 11, 2016   To illustrate how Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, bridges the librarian-faculty gap, we worked with Thomson Reuters on a State of Innovation article to show how librarians can facilitate academic collaboration. In the article Sarah Tanksalvala, a copywriter at Thomson Reuters, shares Thomson Reuters’s ideas as well as … Read more

How Librarians and Faculty Use Digital Humanities

Published on March 9, 2016 Learn more on a survey that Gale conducted with American Libraries. Librarians were asked the survey question: “What does the best model look like for the digital humanities?”.  Also gain insight on Faculty responses and perspectives. See what their responses were. How Librarians and Faculty Use Digital Humanities  

Getting to Know U: Elizabeth

By Melissa Rayner

Hey, you! Have you had a chance to check out Gale U yet? We’re very excited and are pretty sure you’ll like what you see! If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to drop by our virtual campus, we encourage you to take a quick peek at

There, you can browse our unique campus, find the people to whom you most relate, or those who remind you most of the people who use your library. Each of these people has a story to tell you about how he or she uses Gale resources to address challenges and further scholarship. We hope you will then take their shared experiences and apply them to the real-life people your library serves everyday.

Every Monday, we’ll pick one Gale U resident to explore in depth as part of our Getting to Know U blog series. Today, let’s talk with Elizabeth, who is a professor of English Literature.

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