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

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

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

Citizens Library and City Mission Partner to Bring Gale Courses to Residents

| By Sydney Fairman | City Mission, a local non-profit dedicated to helping restore independent living to the homeless, has partnered with Citizens Library to help their residents gain career insight and professional skills. One of the aspects driving the partnership is Gale Courses. Offered at Citizen’s Library, Gale Courses gives community members free, easy … Read more

Belleville Public Library Provides New Writing Group Free Access to Gale Courses

| By Sydney Fairman | Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Belleville Public Library will be unveiling a new writers’ group called the ‘Belleville Public Library Writer’s Collective.’ Meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month, the group will discuss works in progress, gather ideas and gain insight on how to improve their writing. To prepare, BPL … Read more

Keeping Pace in Your Career (and Life) with Gale Courses

| By Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner |

Personal and professional development is one of the least-served but most important aspects of anyone’s job. This is especially true in the world of libraries. Serving library patrons depends on library staff being up-to-date in a variety of subjects. Ask any librarian out there on the front lines of service and all will agree that keeping up to date in everything from technology to the latest best seller is essential!

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Roanoke Public Library Empowers Lifelong Learning with Gale Courses

| 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. Tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations, Gale Courses covers a variety of career topics, positioning the library to drive local economic development and meet demand for … Read more

Dodge County Libraries Now Offer Gale Courses

| Originally published on Watertown Daily Times | Monarch Library System, which serves Dodge County libraries, has recently acquired Gale Courses. Through this program, patrons can access hundreds of instructor-led online courses through their local library’s website with a current library card at no cost. Courses cover topics such as health and wellness, education, business, … Read more

Libraries and the Business Community: A Success Story

| Originally published by EveryLibrary | Libraries exist to help people succeed, and the business world is no exception. Many aspiring business owners got their start in a public library, whether through researching how to write a business plan, attending a class on Quickbooks, or developing a marketing list using the library’s electronic resources. The following … Read more

Arrowhead Library System Now Offers Free, Online Instructor-Led Courses

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has acquired Gale Courses from Gale, a Cengage Company. Through this unique program, Rock County residents can use their library card to access over 365 free instructor-led, online courses. “Part of our mission at Arrowhead Library System is to inspire and engage life-long learning in our community, with Gale Courses, Rock … Read more