Library Journal Reviews Pacifism Resources

Recently, Rob Tench, Librarian at Old Dominion University Libraries, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by reviewing resources on pacifism—the opposition of war, militarism, or conflict. He states, “although the volume of research on war far outpaces that on pacifism, these offerings more than make up in quality what may be … Read more

Gale’s American Civil Liberties Union Papers Tops Library Journals Best Database List

Yesterday, Library Journal released their annual Best Database list. We are proud to announce that Gale’s American Civil Liberties Union Papers tops the list for 2017. Read the review below and help us in congratulating all who helped build this one-of-a-kind database. American Civil Liberties Union Papers In 2017, Gale released two portions of this new database: … Read more

Library Journal Weighs in on Gale’s U.S. Declassified Documents Online

With over 700,000 pages, U.S. Declassified Documents Online contains a wealth of facts and insights about the political, economic, and social conditions of the United States and other countries. Materials such as State Department political analyses, White House confidential file materials, and much more offer unique insights into the inner workings of the US government and world events … Read more

Local businesses generate 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail. Learn how to be an incubator to your business community at this Library Journal/Gale webcast. Panelists will cover these topics and more: Connecting with your business community Types of services small businesses and startups require Supporting your business community without … Read more

Register Today! Driving Decisions with Data Webinar

Is Your Library Measuring Up? How can you ensure your library’s goals and initiatives support households in your community? It can be tricky, but with Analytics On Demand, you can add value to your library’s existing data and unlock key insights about your community. Join us, and American Libraries, July 24th for a free episode … Read more

Nashville Public Library Named 2017 Library of the Year

Tennessee’s Nashville Public Library (NPL) has been named the 2017 Library of the Year by Library Journal magazine and Gale, a Cengage company. The Library of the Year is a prestigious honor awarded to a library that demonstrates profound service to community, creativity, leadership, and innovation in developing community programs. Nashville Public Library stands out … Read more

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2nd Edition: One of the Best Reference Titles of 2016

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2nd ed., has been named to Library Journal‘s “Best Reference Titles of 2016” list. Released annually and “compiled by a group of Library Journal’s top reference reviewers and editors” the list serves as “a roundup of the best databases reviewed in Library Journal this past year.” The resoundingly positive review published earlier … Read more

Aging in the 21st Century

Did you know? Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, and the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. is women over the age of 85. A radical shift—driven by the numerous (and vocal) “baby boom” generation—pushes the portion of U.S. citizens 65 and older to be 21% by 2050. As older citizens’ self-perceptions change, … Read more

You’re Invited! Geeking Over Google and eBooks Webinar

What: Geeking Over Google and eBooks Date: Thursday, October 06, 2016 Time: 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Duration: 1 hour A webinar presented by Gale & Library Journal How do you save costs, increase shelf space, and boost usage in the 21st Century? Meeting the research needs of the 21st century library patron isn’t the simplest of endeavors. You have … Read more

So a Non-Librarian Walks into a Library Full of Librarians…

By Kelly Torpey 

As I walked into the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to attend Library Journal’s Transformative Power of Community Engagement workshop, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew where I was, and what I was attending, but I wasn’t entirely sure what I (a non-librarian) would glean from the experience.

I joined Gale as a marketing team member just over six months ago. I’m new to the world of libraries, and in truth, I was hoping to listen. To listen to what libraries and librarians go through on a daily basis; their conversations, struggles, and triumphs. I was also hoping to add some type of value to the conversations I was a part of, even though I knew (or, at least I thought) my own professional and personal experiences may not be 100% relatable.

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