Promote Adult Education and Family Literacy This (and Every) Week

| By Gale Staff | During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 20–26), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. As you may know, more than half of all jobs (now 54%) in the U.S. today require education beyond a high school diploma, but … Read more

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Offers Residents 360+ Instructor-Led Classes

| By Gale Staff | Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that patrons can take entirely online. These in-depth, 6-week classes cover subjects such as technology, health-care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Elli Wills, an editorial coordinator at WJ Weiser, completed the E to Z Grant … 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

Rossland Public Library Encourages Access to Gale Courses

| By Gale Staff | Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Rossland Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses through Gale Courses. Gale Courses, a 24/7 learning solution featuring more than 360 instructor-led online courses, focuses on personal growth and professional development. Six-week courses in language learning, accounting, computer … Read more

Four Gale Products Named “Cool Tool” Finalists

| By Gale Staff | We are honored to announce four Gale products have been named finalists in the 2019 EdTech Cool Tool Awards: Gale Courses, Testing & Education Reference Center, Miss Humblebee’s Academy, & Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy. The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich … 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

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