Web Accessibility and Color: It Doesn’t Have to Be Grey

| By Matt Long, Gale Software Engineering Manager | For a number of reasons, dealing with—or even understanding—the importance of color to web accessibility can easily fall low on the priority list. However, color contrast is a very important aspect of web accessibility. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to understand and adhere to. There are 2 … Read more

The Quest for a Good Book

| By Mary Ruby | A question every librarian has encountered begins with “can you recommend a good book . . . .?” Whether that sentence’s conclusion is “for a twelve-year-old who loves dragons” or “about women in science” or “for my book club,” it counts as a reader’s advisory query. The goal of reader’s … Read more

Gale Researches: Stubby—the Four-Legged War Hero

| By Traci Cothran | There’s been something of a love fest going on between Sgt. Stubby and the Gale K12 Content Team these last few months, ever since we heard word about the “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” movie being released this week. It’s easy to understand why, of course: Stubby is an adorable … Read more

Caribou Public Library Offers Residents a Business Planning Tool

| Originally published on The County | The Caribou Public Library recently subscribed to Gale Small Business Builder, an online business planning tool for individuals who are exploring the idea of entrepreneurship, looking to start a small business, or operating an existing business. “This resource will help small businesses and nonprofits increase their likelihood of … Read more

Building a Digital Directory Library

| By Holly Hibner | Some of the most commonly-asked questions at library reference desks can be answered quickly and easily with Gale Directory Library. In Michigan, we are fortunate to have access to three very useful directories through the Michigan eLibrary, but any library can build a collection of directories from an impressive list. In … Read more

GALE DIRECTORY LIBRARY UNDERGOES SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS!

Gale Directory Library has undergone significant updates to improve its user experience which will take effect on the 17th of April. The addition of essential workflow tools and expanded data sorting, filtering, and exporting will make this popular collection of online directories easier to use than ever before. We’re excited to introduce the following enhancements to Gale … Read more

Morris County Acquires New Resource for Business Growth

Gale Small Business Builder offers users a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a strategic plan focused on long-term success. Recently, Morris County Economic Development Corporation acquired Gale Small Business Builder with the library system, Morris … Read more

Dodge County Libraries Now Offer Gale Courses

| Originally published on Watertown Daily Times | Monarch Library System, which serves Dodge County libraries, has recently acquired Gale Courses. Through this program, patrons can access hundreds of instructor-led online courses through their local library’s website with a current library card at no cost. Courses cover topics such as health and wellness, education, business, … Read more

Libraries Lead: National Library Week 2018

From making access to resources and technology available to all to helping children and adults develop the skills they need to survive and thrive in a global information society, the public library has always been a knowledge hub for communities. That’s why, in 1958, the American Library Association founded National Library Week, a nationally recognized … Read more