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 recently undergone significant updates to improve its user experience.  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 Directory Library: Homepage Cover images now display for … 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

Comics: From Pulp to Educational Reading

| By Jennifer Stock | It should come as no surprise that kids love comic books and graphic novels. After all, when modern comic books first emerged in the 1930s, their main readers were children. During the Golden Age of Comics, kids embraced Superman (1938), Batman (1939), Captain America (1941), and Wonder Woman (1941), as … Read more

Gale’s VP of Marketing & Communications Shares Why Libraries are Awesome

Gale’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Harmony Faust, has always been a leading advocate for libraries, opening the door anytime opportunity knocks. She channels her passion into daily efforts, serving as a member of the steering committee for the Corporate Committee for Library Investment and on the Board of Directors for EveryLibrary, the only … Read more