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

Gauge Your Demographic Reach with Gale Analytics

Reducing Equity Barriers to Give Marginalized Groups a Voice | By Lisa Novohatski, Analytics Consultant | Public libraries are looking to eliminate racial and social equity barriers in their programs, services, policies, and practices. I not only see this in library mission statements but in the conversations I have with directors and staff across the … Read more

Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests Makes Medical Jargon Accessible to Students

| By Gale Staff | As patients and their caregivers consider the best course of action for medical issues, they weigh the benefits and risks associated with surgical solutions. Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 4th Edition provides in-depth coverage of … Read more

Equip and Inspire Job Seekers

| By Kristin Fust, Product Manager | New Product Launch: Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep The job market has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Nontraditional career paths are growing, entrepreneurship is on the rise, and there’s increased interest in seeking jobs that align with personal values. As we now collectively grapple with the … Read more

An Easier Way to Access and Use Your Gale Products

| By Gale Staff | We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of the Gale Product Menu (formerly known as the Gale Common Menu). On Friday, August 28, 2020, Gale customers will have the power to quickly identify and access all their Gale products through a completely reimagined and intuitive interface. Here’s what you can … Read more