Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba

| By Traci Cothran | Inspiration for life-long learning comes from all kinds of places.  Recently my teen got tickets to a music concert by the French artist, Jain. I knew nothing of her or her music, but played my role as the transportation provider for this event.  The show, it turned out, was great—Jain’s … Read more

Resource Offers Works on the Lives of People with Disabilities

| By Gale Staff | Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives features 200 narrative works that shed light on the lives of people with disabilities. The two volumes examine a fascinating set of memoirs and autobiographies written by a variety of authors. Included are works by famous persons such as Temple Grandin and … Read more

Justice and Redemption

| By Andrea Drouillard | The movie Just Mercy tells the story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has made it his mission to help poor and vulnerable people who have been sentenced to death. While watching it, I couldn’t help but draw parallels to some of the quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In … Read more

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

| By Traci Cothran | I don’t know about you, but January is usually a tough month—the holidays are over, friends and family have dispersed, you’re five pounds heavier than before the holidays, and the weather is usually pretty crummy. But there are two things that get me through this month: the American Library Association … Read more

Introducing the New Gale Literature Criticism

| By Jessica Bomarito, Product Manager, Gale | When I graduated with an English degree, I was hoping to find a job I could be passionate about. I asked my favorite professor and college mentor if she had ideas and she suggested Gale, a publisher of reference material for libraries. In a stroke of good … Read more

For Students: Highlighting African American Literature

| By Michelle Lee & Kristen Dorsch | African American Literature for Students, Volume 1—the first in Gale’s new line of For Students special editions—is now available! It includes 14 entries on novels, poems, short stories, and dramas that have never before been covered in For Students. Entries include works from tried-and-true authors such as … Read more

What Public Libraries Have Been Looking For: New On-Demand Video Courses Coming Soon!

| By Angela Doolin, Gale Product Manager | As the need to learn new technologies grows, companies are realizing the urgency to bridge skill gaps in the workforce. According to a 2018 global survey conducted by PwC, 38 percent of CEOs are extremely concerned that the lack of key skills will be a threat to … Read more

ARBA Calls the Encyclopedia of Management, 8th Edition a “Must-Have”

| By Gale Staff | Written by academic experts and business professionals, the Encyclopedia of Management, 8th Edition explores hundreds of topics in management theory and application. It consists of two volumes featuring more than 300 detailed essays covering concepts, issues, and terms dealing with the evolving field of management. Recently, American Reference Books Annual … Read more

Library Data Has Never Looked This Good

| By Leigh Ann Cusack, Senior Director of Product, Public & Consortia | Public libraries inspire us at Gale every day, and we have been focused on delivering data-driven ways to help them reach and engage their communities more effectively. So, after months of development and countless hours of conceptualizing, testing, and feedback from public … Read more

Health Literacy Is an Apple a Day

| By Jacqueline Longe, Sr Content Developer, Gale | When my college-aged son called to say he’d been diagnosed with mononucleosis for the second time in a year, I panicked. The doctor at the university clinic confirmed it with a blood test, gave my son steroids to take, and sent him home to rest. Was … Read more