Gale Presents: Udemy Answers the Call with Updated EDI Courses

| By Gale Staff | Unconscious bias is all around us, though we don’t often realize it. Gail Tolstoi-Miller, CEO of Consultnetworx and Udemy instructor, writes, “An unconscious bias is when incorrect and often biased judgments about people occur due to stereotyping. These types of biases are so ingrained in our culture and society they often … Read more

Crafting Your Online Course with Gale

Channeling Instructional Design Principles to Integrate Gale Like a Pro | By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Learning Manager, Gale | We are well into the online transition in course redevelopment, and we continue to face the challenges associated with developing online learning in a hurry. With a ton of content and the removal of personal interaction … Read more

Gale Presents: Udemy—A “Robust and Valuable” Library Addition

| By Gale Staff | Gale has partnered with Udemy, the leading marketplace for online learning, to offer public libraries Gale Presents: Udemy. This online learning platform provides instruction for adults who want to upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest. Patrons can explore more than 4,000 on-demand video courses … Read more

Online Databases Provide Equity, Help Close Achievement Gaps in Kentucky District

| By Lynn M. Reynolds, Ed.D | Gale products feature curriculum-aligned content that’s engaging for K-12 students As the new director of library media services for the nation’s 27th largest school district, Lynn Reynolds set out in 2017 to provide all students with access to the same quality resources designed to develop future-ready skills. Today, … Read more

Curricular Continuity with Gale: Long-Term Solutions for Short-Term Needs

| Lindsey Gervais, Digital Pedagogy Specialist, Gale | While everyone is just trying to get through the challenging conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust as best they can for now, no one will want all of their hard work to be thrown away come fall. In the spirit of “let no good crisis … Read more

Gale Kids InfoBits Product Enhancements Launching on May 29

| By Gintas Bradunas and Jennifer Rand | Let the countdown begin! On Friday, May 29, 2020, Gale Kids InfoBits will receive product enhancements and become Gale In Context: Elementary. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success, both in the classroom and online. … Read more

New On-Demand Video Courses for Public Libraries

| By Gale Staff| Gale has partnered with Udemy, a leading destination for online learning, to offer more than 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors to the public library. Gale Presents: Udemy delivers course content across 75 categories, so libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills … 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

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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