Start the School Year Strong

Raise your hand if you’re ready for the school year! With a new school year comes new lesson plans, new challenges—and more opportunities to empower success. At Gale, we’re here to help you start—and finish—the year strong. Take eBooks for example, to help you overcome the barriers to successfully implementing eBook programs, we’ve highlighted three … Read more

Celebrating the Life of the Queen of Soul

| By Debra Kirby | I’m typically not an impulsive person, but two things in recent years that I’ve done on impulse have been because of Aretha Franklin — buying concert tickets and pre-ordering a music CD. Driving to work one day three years ago I heard a radio ad for an upcoming concert. As … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in July 2018

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile Boyhood Studies (Berghahn Books, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Higher Education (The Canadian … Read more

Long Beach Public Library Gives Veteran a Second Chance

Career Online High School gives adults the opportunity to earn an 18-credit AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma, a credentialed career certificate, and a career portfolio including a resume and cover letter. Students receive extensive career development support and graduate with the tools they need to take the next step in their careers or post-secondary education, … Read more

Step Out of the Shadows this Hispanic Heritage Month

| By Tanisha Howard-Hall | Earlier this year, I was speaking with a friend about Hispanic Heritage Month and the great impacts that Latino/as have made on American history. I asked, in her option, what would she want to learn during Hispanic Heritage Month? Her response was the impact that Latino/as made in the U.S. … Read more

Young, Pregnant Woman Earns Her High School Diploma at the Library

Today, nearly 40 million adults lack their high school diploma. Career Online High School, part of the world’s first accredited private online school district, can help these students realize their education and career goals. Your library can play a key role in reengaging adults into the education system. Along with academic coaches, certified teachers and technical … Read more

Roanoke Public Library Empowers Lifelong Learning with Gale Courses

Gale Courses supports libraries as educational institutions and gives community members easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses. Tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations, Gale Courses covers a variety of career topics, positioning the library to drive local economic development and meet demand for the top workplace skills. Last … Read more

Gale Gives Back to No Kid Hungry

| By Samantha Boudouris | According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 13 million children in the United States live in “food-insecure” homes.[i] This means food is scarce and families lack access to enough food to maintain an active, healthy life. Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization, has set out to change this. … Read more

Defy the Death Ray: Opposing Viewpoints In Context Escape Room

Henry Stokes, Library Technology Consultant at Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), brought training to a whole new level when he conducted an online escape room. TSLAC recently acquired Opposing Viewpoints In Context as a state-wide resource and Stokes was charged with rolling it out to librarians from across the state at an upcoming committee … Read more

Gail Borden Public Library Graduates First Class of Students

Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. Recently, the Gail Borden Public Library graduated their very first class of … Read more