“The Hate U Give” Featured in Novels for Students, Volume 59

| By Traci Cothran | There are a bazillion novels published each year, and every once in a while, one of them is truly magical.  That’s the case with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  This debut novel is extraordinary in so many ways – amazing writing, relatable characters – most especially because it … Read more

Home Care Professional Career Certificate Available to Career Online High School Students

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School is expanding its portfolio of certificate offerings. The new career pathways are Home Care Professional Certificate and Leisure and Hospitality Certificate, which students will earn along with their accredited high school diploma. The certificates are designed to prepare students for post-secondary education or the world of … Read more

Write It Down

| By Charlie Close | I want to talk about the virtues of technical recordkeeping. Seriously. In my work at Gale as a data scientist, I turn our various data sets into metrics, and use the metrics to infer how to make better products and more sales. These inferences are usually expressed in the form … Read more

Safety Harbor Public Library Celebrates First Graduating Class

| By Gale Staff | In an Aug. 26 ceremony, the first-ever graduating class of Safety Harbor Public Library’s Career Online High School program received their diplomas.  The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of eight graduates with families, friends, and fellow community members. Career Online High School is a self-paced, accredited online high school diploma for adults … Read more

Belleville Public Library Provides New Writing Group Free Access to Gale Courses

| By Gale Staff | Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Belleville Public Library will be unveiling a new writers’ group called the ‘Belleville Public Library Writer’s Collective.’ Meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month, the group will discuss works in progress, gather ideas and gain insight on how to improve their writing. To prepare, BPL … Read more

NaperLaunch Builds Their Brand, Becomes Busy Hub for Startup Community

| By Gale Staff | To hear Kent Palmer tell it, NaperLaunch began much like any new business does; by recognizing and fulfilling an identified need. In 2013, Palmer, business librarian at Naperville Public Library just outside of Chicago, recognized that many members of the business community had the same five basic needs: information, guidance, … Read more

Celebrate Banned Books: September 23-29

| By Traci Cothran | I just LOVE Banned Books Week.  Don’t get me wrong: I don’t like that we need a Banned Books Week, it’s just that I love thinking about all the books I’ve read that are on various banned lists, as so many of them are near and dear to me.  Then … Read more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Gale Resources

| By Traci Cothran | Have you heard it’s Hispanic Heritage Month – a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate all the contributions Hispanic people have made?  Here are just a few of the resources we’re highlighting this month: You’ll also find the wonderful contributions of Hispanic Americans in our various databases – such as … Read more

Don’t Keep Your Patrons Waiting

| By Gale Staff | New editions of eBook titles you may already own are coming soon! Empower and support your users in all their learning endeavors and interests by providing access to the most current, essential, and relevant content as soon as it’s available. New editions of titles include: Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, … Read more

Cloning Pets: Good, Bad, or Scary?

| By Gale Staff | Earlier this year the story surfaced that singing legend Barbra Streisand had cloned her beloved dog, Samantha, who had died at the age of 14. As the result of cloning Streisand’s Coton de Tulear, three puppies were created, two of which Streisand kept.  Ethical issues arose surrounding the question of … Read more