Discover More About Recent Enhancements to Miss Humblebee’s Academy

| By Gale Staff | Tap into the natural excitement and curiosity of children ages three to six with a fun and interactive learning solution, Miss Humblebee’s Academy. Recent enhancements and new features provide online and offline opportunities to prepare young learners for kindergarten proficiency while introducing key concepts in math, science and social studies, … Read more

Social Justice in Education

| By Christine Estrada, librarian, Crockett Middle School & April Richmond, dean of students, Lamar Middle School | Book Study/PLN Twitter Tweet – “I would love it if we did a book study on STAMPED.”[email protected], May29, 2020 I saw this post by April Richmond, a fellow educator in Irving Independent School District (ISD), on my … Read more

New Review Calls Public Health Archives “a Researcher’s Dream Come True”

| By Gale Staff | While numerous digitized medical history collections exist, they’ve lacked narrative focus and interdisciplinary interest—until now. Unlike other sources comprising clinical research reports and technical studies, Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 tells a compelling story through rare content, including unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, and more. Pharmacy in History journalhas … Read more

COVID-19: Understanding the Vaccine Approval Process

| By K. Lee Lerner | In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and teams of scientists have invested heavily in the research and testing of potential vaccines.1 From foundational molecular analysis of the novel and highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) to advanced clinical trials of vaccines to ensure that they are both … Read more

Promote Adult Education and Family Literacy This (and Every) Week

| By Gale Staff | During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 20–26), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. As you may know, more than half of all jobs (now 54%) in the U.S. today require education beyond a high school diploma, but … Read more

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day This Saturday!

| By Jennifer Stock | On occasion there may be someone you have to executeBut when you’re a professional pirateYou don’t have to wear a suit— “A Professional Pirate,” Muppets Treasure Island (1996) Saturday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This unofficial holiday was the brainchild of John Baur and Mark Summers, … Read more

Increasing Standing Orders Plan Options

| By Thorndike Staff | Greet Customers Curbside or at Your Counter with New Plans Thorndike Press adjusted their publishing plans and placed many standing order plans on pause in May in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, with libraries across the country carefully reopening their doors and/or offering curbside service, we’re excited to welcome … Read more

Educators Share Top Concerns About Returning to School Amid Pandemic

From evaluating reopening plans to identifying how to support students and staff, school leaders continue to grapple with uncertainties prompted by COVID-19. To understand how we can best help educators, our team reached out to gather their top concerns about returning to school. Educators shared candid insights, including their sentiment towards and preparedness for the … Read more