Families, Friends, Fractured Relationships–Our October Picks

| By Gale Staff | Dive into any relationship and you’re eventually going to discover secrets; some may be of little consequence while others can only be described as, “it’s complicated.” Two of our October titles explore family dynamics while the third explores a workplace environment that resonates with the #MeToo Movement. The Fountains of … Read more

Free Webinar: Increase Literacy Skills with Large Print Books

| By Gale Staff | According to The Nation’s Report Card, 67 percent of 8th graders in public schools aren’t proficient in reading. When a student isn’t reading at their grade level, it can affect their learning as a whole. During this webinar, we will be sharing results from a Project Tomorrow efficacy and feedback study … Read more

Clark County Library District Helps Adults Earn Diplomas

| By Gale Staff | Frantz Vardman, who is 19 years old and homeless, is earning his high school diploma with the help of the Clark County Library District. Vardman is one of about 40 adults who are working their way through Career Online High School, an accredited high school diploma and career skills program. … Read more

Upcoming Webinar: Raise Your Data Analytics Aptitude

| By Gale Staff | How important is data in helping public libraries meet their goals and objectives? Many directors and staff say it’s essential. But it can still be challenging to find the most effective tools and methods, and encourage staff to use available data and gather insights. So where should you start? Register … Read more

Meet the New Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

| By Kristine Krapp, Content Strategist | Flooding coastlines. Heat waves. Extreme storms. Melting glaciers. Starving polar bears. Invasive species. Vanishing bee colonies. GMOs. Pollution. The environment effects everything around us. It’s in the news and on our minds daily. Teachers discuss environmental issues in science classrooms; politicians debate over environmental policies on a local … Read more

Remembering Toni Morrison

| By Laura Avery | Toni Morrison is one of the most highly respected authors in contemporary American literature. Beginning with the publication of her first novel, The Bluest Eye, Morrison earned increasing critical and popular acclaim. Her novels highlight the struggles of black people to rediscover and maintain connections to their cultural history and to … Read more

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2019: Product Manager Reflections

| By Maggie Waligora, Product Manager II | I had the opportunity to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria last month. If you’re not familiar with DHSI, it’s a two-week-long series of digital humanities (DH)-centric workshops that are organized and led by practitioners within the global DH community. The … Read more

Boulder Public Library Empowers Residents with Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | More than 5,000 adults in Boulder County lack a high school diploma or equivalent credential, according to the Boulder Public Library (BPL). To combat the high dropout rate, BPL began offering Career Online High School (COHS), a nationally accredited program that allows adult students to earn a high school diploma … Read more

Booklist Deems The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets Suitable for Many Institutions

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition presents detailed, yet easy-to-read information on 300+ topics covering diet and nutrition. Entries include special and popular diets, dietary treatments, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Diet entries focus on the development and history of a diet; its basic principles; key figures that influenced … Read more

Richland Library Tackles High School Dropout Rate

| By Gale Staff | In South Carolina, more than 570,000 people do not have a high school diploma. Richland Library is changing that by offering residents Career Online High School (COHS), an accredited program to help adults earn their diplomas. Diane Luccy, Business and Careers Manager at Richland Library, speaks to the importance of a … Read more