Programming for Patrons Who Love the Cold

| By Fred Zimmerman, Product Manager, Analytics On Demand | Analytics On Demand helps libraries achieve their strategic priorities by applying state-of-the-art data analytics tools, running on the highly-regarded Alteryx platform. Analytics On Demand blends data exported from the library ILS, in a simple spreadsheet form, with detailed household-level demographic and psychographic data from many sources … Read more

Gale eBooks on GVRL Support Industry Learning

| By Kristin Mallegg | I vividly recall receiving my first college assignment to write a report and heading off to the university library to start my research.  I walked through the massive front doors and stopped – the library was huge and I had absolutely no idea where to start. A few years later, … Read more

MHSLA Praises Gale’s Health & Wellness Resource Center

The Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) is a membership-based committee full of those actively engaged or interested in health sciences information management.  Their purpose is to promote excellence in health sciences librarianship by providing its membership with opportunities for professional growth, fostering communication between members and their regions, facilitating resource sharing, increasing awareness of … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in December 2017

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. InfoTrac Newsstand Asian Image (Blackburn, England) (Newsquest Media Group Ltd.) Ayr Advertiser (Ardrossan, Scotland) (Newsquest … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in November 2017 

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile Advances in Orthopedic Surgery (Hindawi Limited) 2356-6825 Peer-reviewed Advances in Public Health (Hindawi … Read more

Give to Libraries on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Join tens of thousands of people around the world by giving to a charitable cause you believe in—our libraries! This year, the American Library Association (ALA) and EveryLibrary are matching your donations to make the biggest impact possible. … Read more

American Western Standing Order Plans Now Shipping Monthly

We received your feedback and we heard you! Offering you the best in Western and American Historical fiction — subgenres on the rise — Thorndike Press and Wheeler Publishing are proud to announce our Western standing order plans will now release in monthly shipments. Benefits of Monthly vs. Quarterly: Keep patrons coming back with new stories arriving … Read more

Introducing First-Year Seminar Students to Academic Research & Career Exploration

| By Michael Hooper & Christina Chester-Fangman | Gale’s General OneFile has consistently been one of the most popular research databases offered by Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  It ranked in the top five most frequently searched databases at APSU for the last five years, with 21,238 searches … Read more

EveryLibrary Announces ‘One Million Americans For Libraries’ Campaign

EveryLibrary is a gold-rated, non-profit organization focused on showing off the great things libraries do across the country and getting American’s engaged in supporting libraries. This year marks the company’s 5th anniversary, and they’re asking for your help! In order to reach even more Americans with a pro-library message, EveryLibrary announces the One Million Americans … Read more

You Think You Know What Librarians Do?

| Originally publish on BubbleUp Classroom by Corey Thornblad|

This week I had the pleasure of participating in the annual Virginia Association of School Librarians conference in Norfolk, Virginia. I’ll admit that I was a fish out of water — the only teacher in a sea of school librarians. Even though I don’t know much about the Dewey Decimal system or online catalogs, they made me feel right at home.

As I sat at dinner, listening to their conversation about teaching and learning, I realized that unless you have had the privilege of working in a school over the past decade you may not understand what school librarians actually do.  Librarians are not a braggy bunch; so I feel inclined to set the record straight on their behalf. You probably think they spend their entire day shelving and checking out books, while shushing students. It’s time to set aside these stereotypes and give librarians their long overdue kudos.

Librarians teach — a lot 
First and foremost, school librarians are teachers. If you walk into our school’s library on any given day you are likely to see one of our librarians co-teaching or independently teaching a lesson. In order to pull this off, librarians have to be content experts in everything from science to math to PE. Moreover, librarians have the ability and desire to teach children of all levels and learning styles.

Librarians are Apple Geniuses in disguise
Librarians know A LOT about technology. Our librarians are the go-to teachers in our building for everything tech. They help us search the web, use Twitter, create our own websites, and help us learn how to use Google Classroom.

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