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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Maine State Library Provides Residents Free Access to New Digital Resources

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | The mission of the Maine State Library is to help people, make their libraries stronger, and transform information into knowledge. To further their mission, the Maine State Library recently teamed up with Gale to provide free access to Gale digital resources to all Maine citizens. Watch as James Ritter, Maine … Read more

Why, How, and When to Use National Geographic Ladders

| By Stephanie Harvey, Program Consultant | Teachers have quite a few hurdles to jump, obstacles to dodge, and ladders to scale these days. It seems as if there is an ever-increasing influx of new initiatives, programs, and standards every year. While all this activity can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. At times … Read more

Librarian, Jill Skwerski, Endorses Career Online High School

| Originally published by the Chicago Tribune | This November, Jill Skwerski of Arlington Heights had a Q&A interview with Genevieve Bookwalter, a reporter for Pioneer Press. As a community engagement librarian for Evanston Public Library, Swerski spoke about her excitement for Career Online High School.  Take a look at her enthusiasm: Q: What are … Read more

Big Leap for School Libraries

| Originally posted on District Administration by Abby Spegman | Students want to spend time in the active, group-learning learning spaces schools are building Steven Yates has a message for would-be school librarians. “If you’re coming to this because you like to read and you want to manage a collection of books, then you showed up about … Read more

Academic Librarians: Adding Value beyond the Library

In a recent issue of Information Outlook, the Special Library Association‘s bimonthly online magazine, Phil Faust, Vice President of Academic Product at Gale shares his thoughts on how academic librarians impact stretches beyond the walls of the library by helping make college more affordable for students and collaborating with faculty to gain new insights.

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Ramona Quimby Becoming Ramona Quimby

Posted on May 12, 2016

By Kelly Torpey

…when I was a children’s librarian, that was about 1940, boys particularly asked where were the books about kids like us, and there weren’t any at that time. So when I finally told myself if I was going to write I should sit down and start writing, well, I expected to write about the maturing of a sensitive girl but I found I didn’t have anything to say on the subject, and so I thought about those boys who wanted books about kids like us….”

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How Librarians and Faculty Use Digital Humanities

Published on March 9, 2016 Learn more on a survey that Gale conducted with American Libraries. Librarians were asked the survey question: “What does the best model look like for the digital humanities?”.  Also gain insight on Faculty responses and perspectives. See what their responses were. How Librarians and Faculty Use Digital Humanities  

2015 TEAMS Award Ceremony and Celebration

2015 TEAMS Awards

Posted on November 12, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 TEAMS Award winners. Last week award sponsors Gale and Library Media Connection (LMC) hosted a celebration event at COSI Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, OH during the AASL Conference, to present winners with their certificates and award prizes. This year’s voting committee had amazing applications to review and discuss – from a school community garden putting a new spin on “farm to table”, to a 3D gallery walk featuring student artwork and videos, to a social action research fair with fundraising muscle – and all displayed exciting, creative ways in which teachers and media specialists are working together to promote learning and student achievement.

Winners receiving awards included:

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Booklist Webinar: Best Practices for Large Print

Join Booklist and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar on building successful large-print collections. Speakers will include Nancy Pearl, Nora Rawlinson (EarlyWord), Tamara Kraus (Hickory County Public Library, NC), and Lisa Joyce (Portland Library, ME). Don’t miss this valuable program, featuring advice on all things large print: collection-development trends, reading group tips, and best … Read more