Women’s History Month: Women in STEM

| By Tracie Moy | March is Women’s History Month! And while it’s important to recognize the achievements made by all women, we are here to talk about women in STEM; these women are scientists, physicians, engineers, mathematicians, environmentalists, physicists… the list goes on! From a historical perspective, we typically think of the Jane Goodall’s and … Read more

The “Best Of” Novels for Students

| By Michelle Lee, Sr Content Developer | The Novels for Students series has been providing readers with a guide to understanding, enjoying, and studying novels for over 20 years.  The series, which has covered over 850 novels across 60 volumes, is specifically designed to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college … Read more

The Making of an Effective Teacher

| By Gintas Bradunas | What makes a good teacher? Often, we’re tempted to think of effective teachers as being innately talented, destined to make a difference and inspire. Unfortunately, while this ideal might hold true in movies, few are born knowing how to teach well. Instead, good teachers are made. Through experience, we know that … Read more

Exploring LGBTQ Experiences in the Royal Navy and Marines

| By Sydney Fairman | Dr. Jo Stanley, academic contributor for Gale’s Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, is a creative historian who is internationally acclaimed for her work exploring seafaring minorities. For her part, Stanley contributed an encyclopedic entry covering the historically different roots and current similarities between the … Read more

Santa Monica Library Graduates Two Career Online High School Students

| By Gale Staff | According to U.S. Census figures, more than 3,300 Santa Monica residents have not completed their high school education. Danny Guevara and Yolanda Mickens are no longer part of this statistic as of late, thanks to Career Online High School being offered at Santa Monica Public Library. Career Online High School, … Read more

Celebrating Black History Month With New GVRL Release

| By Tara Atterberry | In the foreword of Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 34th Edition, available April 1st, Advisor Jessie Carney Smith, Dean of the Library, Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, Fisk University, cites Historian John Hope Franklin’s work, Stalking George Washington Williams, drawing a parallel between Franklin’s literary work and … Read more

Grand County Library District Graduates Career Online High School Class

| By Sydney Fairman | On Saturday, Jan. 26, Grand County Library District celebrated the graduation of five students from the Career Online High School program. Made possible through a grant, the program is offered to Grand County Library District cardholders age 19 and over who have not received their high school diploma or GED. … Read more

Free Online Learning Program Webinar

| By Sydney Fairman | As libraries seek to bring in programming that meets the diverse educational needs of their communities, factors such as staff time, breadth of expertise, classroom space, and even budgets play into the equation. Join fellow librarians across the country for the “Get Your Online Learning Program On Course” webinar on … Read more

Save the Date! Open Web Session at ER&L

| By Sydney Fairman | Raise your hand if you use Wikipedia! Everyone from librarians and professors to students and patrons use this free enclyclopedia—we might as well embrace the inevitable and contribute to its betterment, or at least familiarize ourselves with how others in the information ecosystem are participating. Learn how publishers, libraries, and … Read more

Library Cards are Money Savers with Gale Courses

| By Sydney Fairman | Did you know that hundreds of dollars can be saved each year, just by having a library card? Jill Fuller, coordinator of Marketing and Communications with the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, Wisconsin, suggests many money-saving options for public library patrons interested in books, movies, genealogy, classes and technology. For … Read more