Yolo County Library: Using Data Analytics to Improve Program Outcomes

| By Tara Blair | Libraries are always looking for new and innovative ways to better serve their communities, which can be a daunting task without the right tool. Read how Yolo County Librarian and Chief Archivist, Mark Fink is using data analytics to tailor programs and services to meet community needs. Learn how Fink … Read more

Gale Access Program Success Report: What a Difference a Year Makes

| By Gale Staff | Read this Gale report on how one program is increasing database usage and lowering collection costs for libraries. Support student success. For academic librarians, that goal is what motivates purchasing and collection development decisions. But it’s not always an easy task. With 80–90% of academic libraries facing flat or declining … Read more

Supporting Teen Health in Your Community

| By Tara Atterberry | Gale has recently compiled collections of eBooks targeted at aiding public libraries in providing content that helps patrons form opinions and answer questions regarding topics that are important within their communities. One of these is our handpicked teen health eBook collection, which provides timely and authoritative content on a myriad of … Read more

Celebrate National Write a Business Plan Month this December

| By Gale Staff | WHY WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN? Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only nonprofit organization made up of promising young entrepreneurs, explain why a business plan is still important in this Small Business Trends’ article. “…I credit my business plan for helping me understand a brand-new industry in an … Read more

11 Primary Source Documents to Mark the Anniversary of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession

One hundred and five years ago today thousands of women and men gathered in Washington D.C. for the Woman Suffrage Procession–one day ahead of the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. The event was organized by an unrelenting hero of the suffrage movement, Alice Paul, who continued to fight for women’s rights her entire life going as far as being incarcerated for her civil disobedience and militant tactics.

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Citizens Library and City Mission Partner to Bring Gale Courses to Residents

| By Gale Staff | City Mission, a local non-profit dedicated to helping restore independent living to the homeless, has partnered with Citizens Library to help their residents gain career insight and professional skills. One of the aspects driving the partnership is Gale Courses. Offered at Citizen’s Library, Gale Courses gives community members free, easy … Read more

Inside Gale’s “Western Books on Southeast Asia” Collection

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Archives Unbound collection titled “Western Books on Southeast Asia” brings together nearly three hundred years of writings by travelers from Europe to Southeast Asia.  These publications range from official reports of government sponsored expeditions to personal journals of people travelling through the region on business or pleasure. Dating … Read more

At St. Louis County Library, Graduates Receive Second Chance through Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | At the age of 15, Sharita Davis-Campbell, dropped out of high school to due to a pregnancy. At the end of Erin Fendler’s sophomore year of high school, she dropped out as well, thinking she didn’t need to finish. This past October, both have earned their high school diplomas at … Read more