New Review Calls Public Health Archives “a Researcher’s Dream Come True”

| By Gale Staff | While numerous digitized medical history collections exist, they’ve lacked narrative focus and interdisciplinary interest—until now. Unlike other sources comprising clinical research reports and technical studies, Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 tells a compelling story through rare content, including unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, and more. Pharmacy in History journalhas … Read more

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 Underserved 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

eBooks: Creating Equity in a World with Distance Learning

| By Christine Schneider | Navigating the digital world has definitely come to the forefront for K-12 schools during the pandemic. Seasoned teachers who had limited experience with integrated digital content found themselves struggling with which resources to use and how to pivot toward teaching remotely. With many K-12 schools incorporating some form of distance … Read more