Librarian Obsessions and GVRL: a Perfect Match

By Mary Kelly There is an episode of Friends where Joey was given a sales pitch for encyclopedia and ended buying a single volume of the letter V, since he couldn’t afford the whole set. Encyclopedia salesman, played by Penn Jillette, tells Joey that he can converse better with his friends by reading the encyclopedia. … Read more

Midwinter ALA: Where You Want To Be

Posted Jan. 3, 2016

By Tina Creguer

ALA Midwinter takes place in Boston this year.  And, if the past is any indication, that means cold weather, high attendance, and energetic participation.  As you prepare for your trip, we have some thoughts about getting where you need to be and how to enjoy being there.

While you’re there – explore partnerships

Take the time to learn about new partnerships and developments that can support your library’s goals.  As a Google for Education partner, Gale now brings both innovative features and authoritative content into your patron’s workflow. Stop by our booth (#1405) to learn how users can sign in to share, download, and save your Gale content to their Google Drive and Docs applications using their Google credentials (including Gmail) without having to remember a separate password.  It’s the promise of connectivity fully realized.

If you’d like to learn more about innovative ways to analyze usage and understand the impact of discovery on retrieval stats, join the Gale Technical Solutions Team for a roundtable on usage.  You’ll learn how outside systems affect usage and explore the future of usage—both collection and reporting.  It takes place:

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