Seven Tips to Jump Start Your Small Business

| By Gale Staff | As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation … Read more

Empower Student Entrepreneurs, Register for NACCE Webinar

| By Gale Staff | Did you know nearly half of Gen Z plan to become entrepreneurs? 41% of Gen Zers plan to start their own business and 17% of university students plan to start a business before graduation, regardless of their major. Recently, we surveyed an entrepreneurial creativity class to assess their comfort level … Read more

Library is First in Carolinas to Offer Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | In 2014, Diamond Wilson dropped out of high school and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she has limited prospects for financial stability. When she returned to Columbia in 2017, she knew she needed an education to get ahead. She enrolled in an adult education program, where she soon realized … Read more

Exciting Enhancements for Gale Business: Plan Builder

| By Gale Staff | Starting a small business can be a lonely journey. Without a team or knowledgeable adviser, many entrepreneurs are not prepared for the isolation they encounter when they are deep into planning their business. As a result, we are delighted to announce several enhancements to Gale Business: Plan Builder, making it … Read more

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Recognized in DH Awards

| By Gale Staff | The 2018 winners of the DH Awards have been announced and Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab was selected as the first runner up out of 12 Digital Humanities tools! This distinction would not have been possible without your votes, as the awards are decided by votes from the public. On behalf of … Read more

It’s Carnival Time! Discover Brazilian Writers

| By Elizabeth Ferguson | March 1st marked the beginning of another Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an extravagant five-day celebration leading up to the Catholic observance of Lent. A tradition in Rio since the late 1700s, Carnival combines art, music, and culture in an action-packed week of dancing, feasting, parading, and many … Read more

Librarian Turns to Gale Courses for Upskilling

| By Gale Staff | It’s that time of the year where librarians have hit a lull in their daily routine. To keep your mind active and skills sharp, Children’s Librarian Stephanie Reister at Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina is currently enrolled in Gale Courses to “to push forward” with her writing. Gale Courses, a … Read more

Thorndike Press Releasing Critically Acclaimed Lost Children Archive

| By Gale Staff | Lost Children Archive will be releasing in May, in our large print format, and is a must-have for all libraries. This most recent novel from Valeria Luiselli, is receiving rave reviews for its “politically relevant” and “poignant” storytelling. Narrated by an unnamed woman, this richly engaging story revolves around the … Read more

Explore Coding eBook Collections on GVRL

| By Andrea Henderson | Upon hearing that Amazon had opted to terminate plans to build a headquarters in New York City’s borough of Queens, I felt a sense of disappointment for members of the Queensbridge community. A few weeks ago, I listened with interest to an NPR story of how Amazon’s announcement had been … Read more

VOTE NOW: Digital Scholar Lab

| By Sydney Fairman | The Digital Humanities (DH) Awards have been recognizing talent and expertise in the Digital Humanities community since 2012, and this year, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab has been nominated in the category for “Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools.” If you’re a Digital Scholar Lab enthusiast, we need your help … Read more