Celebrate Banned Books: September 23-29

| By Traci Cothran | I just LOVE Banned Books Week.  Don’t get me wrong: I don’t like that we need a Banned Books Week, it’s just that I love thinking about all the books I’ve read that are on various banned lists, as so many of them are near and dear to me.  Then … Read more

Young, Pregnant Woman Earns Her High School Diploma at the Library

| By Gale Staff | Today, nearly 40 million adults lack their high school diploma. Career Online High School, part of the world’s first accredited private online school district, can help these students realize their education and career goals. Your library can play a key role in reengaging adults into the education system. Along with academic … Read more

General OneFile Receives Browse-by-Subject Feature

| By Gale Staff | We’re excited to share the news of an upcoming enhancement to General OneFile, scheduled to release at the end of May. This enhancement is focused on helping public library patrons and students more easily browse content of interest on the most popular, most-searched topics. The new browse-by-subject feature will help … Read more

Gale at Computers in Libraries 2018

| By Heather Hedden | Gale engaged with the library community at last month’s Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference in more ways than one: through the exhibits, attending educational sessions, presenting, and hosting a social event. Computers in Libraries (April 16-19 in Washington, DC) is probably the largest library conference and trade show that is … Read more

Promote Your Resources

Developing a strong LGBTQ collection is only the beginning. The library must seek out its audience and actively promote available resources, from print and digital resources to programming, education, and events. Bringing resources to those who need them is at the core of every library’s mission, but it is especially challenging with LGBTQ patrons, many … Read more

Libraries Are More Than Safe Spaces

Libraries Safe Space LGBTQ

A passion shared by librarians is the belief that libraries should be welcoming, free, and open to all while providing equitable service to their communities. Librarians recognize that these communities are typically made up of smaller, ancillary groups and librarians strive to develop services and collections tailored to meet the special needs of these groups. … Read more

Avon Library Helps Residents with Legal Needs

Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. Patrons can take the law into their own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress. Gale LegalForms, complete with Law Digest module, offers the most robust collection of accessible legal information available. Recently, Avon Library acquired Gale LegalForms calling it an authoritative … Read more

Libraries Lead: National Library Week 2018

From making access to resources and technology available to all to helping children and adults develop the skills they need to survive and thrive in a global information society, the public library has always been a knowledge hub for communities. That’s why, in 1958, the American Library Association founded National Library Week, a nationally recognized … Read more

Gale’s VP of Marketing & Communications Shares Why Libraries are Awesome

Gale’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Harmony Faust, has always been a leading advocate for libraries, opening the door anytime opportunity knocks. She channels her passion into daily efforts, serving as a member of the steering committee for the Corporate Committee for Library Investment and on the Board of Directors for EveryLibrary, the only … Read more

Latinos Need Reliable Health Information to Promote Good Health

| By Jacqueline Longe | Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español brings health information to Spanish speakers Hispanics make up 17% of the United States’ population. Only a fourth of Hispanics in the United States have a regular primary care physician (PCP) and that’s primarily because Latinos are overall in better health. According to … Read more