Research for a Great Debate

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | A debate is defined as a discussion, generally in a formal setting, in which two sides present opposing views on a topic. Debates have been recorded in history for millennia, and various debates have been labeled Great Debates over time, covering a wide variety of topics … Read more

Appreciate Teachers by Supporting Their Mental Health with PD Titles on GVRL

| By Nicole Albrecht | I recently read an article by Anca Stefan, titled I Want Teaching to Matter. In her article, Anca stated that for teacher appreciation week she did not want candy, gift cards, or apples—she wanted, “…a career that feels solid. I want a daily schedule that feels sustainable—that allows me to … Read more

Digital Humanities Day at the British Library and My Love for the Albert Bridge

| By Kevin Kohls, Associate Marketing Manager, Gale | This past week I had the opportunity to travel to London for Gale’s DH Day at the British Library, an exciting and informative gathering of digital humanities experts from around the globe. During the event faculty members and librarians shared insights on both the practice of … Read more

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health

| By Brigham Narins, Sr Content Developer, Gale | May is Mental Health Month!  Mental health is like health generally: everybody needs it, wants it, and deserves it. And while there are great disparities in access to general health care worldwide and in the United States, the situation with mental health care is even more … Read more

The Pervasive Power of Otherness: Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountain

| By Catherine DiMercurio | “You might as well expect all rivers to run backward as that any man who was born a free man should be contented penned up.” – Chief Joseph Some episodes in American history are more readily called to mind than others. When a book about the Nez Perce War came … Read more

Northern Wisconsin Libraries Open the Door to Hundreds of Virtual Classrooms

| By Gale Staff | Gale Courses supports libraries as educational institutions and gives community members easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses. Available 24/7, Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced … Read more

Put Your Focus on Mental Health and Wellness This Month and Beyond

| By Grace Gallagher, Executive Director, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation | When it comes to our calendars, our to-do lists, organizational charts, study guides, or lesson plan, we proactively take the time and care to become organized and prepare for the days and weeks ahead. I ask you to consider this, how many of us … Read more

Los Angeles Public Library Celebrates Five Years with Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. Recently, the Los Angeles Public Library celebrated … Read more