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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Instructor-led online Gale Courses for libraries

Support personal and professional learners with online education to transform lives and foster positive change with Gale Courses. To help market the program at your library, download materials below. Press Release Template Newsletter Template  Animated Banners 120×90 125×125 125×125 v2o Logo Social Media Sample Posts; also, see how other libraries are talking about Gale Courses … Read more

Countdown to Summer Reading

Although the first day of summer may be a few months away, we know you are already preparing for an influx of learners seeking various types of content. And putting together a cohesive summer reading program that fits this year’s theme, Build a Better World™, not only for elementary aged children but also teens and adults, can be overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be.

We would love to learn more about your library’s summer reading initiatives because “Building a Better World” means something different to every library. Simply fill out our questionnaire and a Gale Representative will provide you with recommendations on new and notable eBook content added to Gale eBooks on GVRL tailored specifically to your library and programming needs. 

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Offsetting the Diploma Deficit

Today, the high school dropout rate has reached epidemic levels. There are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma—and those adults looking to return to high school have limited options. The startling figures below from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, uncover just how many adults in each state has less … Read more

Broward Libraries to Offer Online High School Diplomas

Posted on December 30, 2015; originally posted in the Sun Sentinel on December 29, 2015. 

By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel

Broward County library to offer free, online high school diplomas to adults

Broward County adults who do not have high school diplomas will be able to get them – and some career training – through an online program launching at the public library.

Funded by the state for the first time this year, Career Online High School offers accredited high school degrees and career certificates. Enrolled students take all their courses online with the support of an academic coach.

The Broward County Library system is one of 11 in the state to pilot the program. It will provide full scholarships for 75 county residents to complete their degrees and certificates through the program, which normally would normally cost about $1,300.

“There are a lot of reasons people don’t complete their high school diplomas,” said Vonda Ward Byrant, learning services coordinator for the library system. “We want to give them a second chance.”

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Libraries at Work: Improving Job Prospects through Library-Accessed Online Learning

RosemaryPosted 12/5/2015

By Rosemary Long, Product Manager, Partner Products, Gale

Today’s libraries provide valuable help to their community members as the job landscape continues to shift. With advancing technology, access to computers and career development resources make the public library the perfect place for upgrading professional skills and mastering new capabilities. This may be the reason more than 30 million people reported using library computers for employment or career information in one twelve-month period during the last economic downturn.1

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