State Libraries Gain an Enthusiastic New Partner

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Posted on September 9, 2015

“To initiate, maintain and support cooperative action for the improvement of library services.”  Who could resist a mission statement like that?  With our history and culture of library advocacy, certainly not Gale.  That mission statement, by the way, belongs to the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA).

Gale has just signed on as a diamond-level sponsor of COSLA as a symbol of our strong support for the ideals, activities, and member institutions of this important library coalition.  “Working alongside state librarians and staff, we hope to continue to build relationships by better understanding statewide needs, gather feedback on products and services so that improvements can be introduced, and share expertise and resources to develop stronger state library systems,” said MaryEllin Santiago, Vice President, Sales—Consortia and Special Markets,  for Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.

Among the many Gale resources that state libraries across the nation currently enjoy are:

  • Infotrac Periodicals – provides what 21st-century researchers expect: instant access to the world’s leading journals news sources,and reference content
  • Analytics On Demand – delivering key analytics that give libraries insight about their users and usage patterns
  • Miss Humblebee’s Academy – a kindergarten-readiness online curriculum that’s mobile-friendly
  • Research In Context – a resource created specifically for middle school researchers, bringing together authoritative content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly, and mobile-responsive interface
  • Gale Researcher – curriculum-aligned content for college students (Coming Soon)

Recent platform enhancements (Google integration, responsive design, topic finder, interlink) make us an ideal partner for statewide implementation, when ease of use and integration with other popular resources are paramount.

As a key partner of COSLA, Gale will attend and present at the association’s fall meeting in Cape May, NJ, and at its midwinter meeting in Boston.



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