Kids InfoBits, Gale’s fun, authoritative K-5 resource, has many features to engage young learners. Among our favorites are InfoBits, fun facts available for each category – Animals, Music and Movies, People, and more.
By Tanisha Howard-Hall
Does anyone remember, the singing group New Kids on the Block? Well, I can’t sing but I am the new Customer Care Consultant on the block! I am new to this role but not new to Gale. I was first introduced to Cengage Learning and Gale as the Web Marketing Intern. I recently graduated with my MBA with a concentration in Marketing. As the Web Marketing intern, I worked on a variety of projects and quickly learned how dedicated Gale is to serving its library partners.
Last Thursday, President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden convened the nation’s education, business and nonprofit leaders to collaborate and share best practices for increasing college opportunities for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students – some of the very same students served frequently by our public libraries. Among these leaders was Michael Hansen, CEO of Gale’s parent company, Cengage Learning, and Dr. Howard Liebman, founder and superintendent of Career Online High School, who participated in this important discussion about how to engage disconnected youth and increase educational opportunities.
By Calla W. I have been lauding the Harbor Library since first getting my library card and discovering all the wonderful presentations that are sponsored. The friendly caring has kept me coming back, whether it is to attend an author luncheon or children’s story hour, or to borrow audio books. I don’t know how I … Read more
By Marie M. I was fortunate enough to start work / teaching at the Jacksonville Public Library system 10 years ago! I love that I get the experience to teach art to children (ages 1-14) and their caregivers. This is a unique experience which is not available many other art education venues. The library is … Read more
We are proud to announce that Global Issues in Context, Gale’s online resource covering the modern world’s most important topics, was recently named “Biggest Hit with Patrons” by Library Journal in their “Best Databases 2014” roundup. The recognition means even more because the winners are nominated by LJ’s readers, many of whom use our products every day. The nominating librarian stated that the product is “wildly popular with students,” and that she is “amazed at the usage statistics generated by my institution.”
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Analytics On Demand is moving off the Alteryx server and will undergo some look and feel enhancements. The new site will be available today, December 3, 2014. With this change, we’re also adding free bonus apps and a collaboration site for users.
The highly anticipated annual Publisher’s Weekly Best Books list gets the full attention of three enthusiastic groups of people:
- Authors, who want their book to be on it
- Readers, who refer to it to discover new books for their must-read list
- Librarians, who use it to develop their collections with high-quality, relevant titles
Well, this year’s list has arrived, and it’s stocked with great books that readers in every community are itching to read.
By Tina Creguer
Rebecca used to think that her life would be uneventful at this stage, but, boy, was she wrong. Her son recently moved out and married, and she completed a degree program—just as her position was eliminated at her long-time employer. She has identified an opportunity in a nearby community and is considering starting her own business. Some days, she feels that the possibilities are endless. Other days, she’s overwhelmed and some self-doubt is starting to creep in. She’s looking for information to help her regain her confidence so she can move forward with some assurance that she is making good decisions that will shape her future.