Gale’s VP of Marketing & Communications Shares Why Libraries are Awesome

Gale’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Harmony Faust, has always been a leading advocate for libraries, opening the door anytime opportunity knocks. She channels her passion into daily efforts, serving as a member of the steering committee for the Corporate Committee for Library Investment and on the Board of Directors for EveryLibrary, the only … Read more

McHenry Public Library District Helps Residents Earn High School Diplomas

| Originally published in the Northwest Herald | McHenry resident Adam Lowrey wanted to further his career, but a lack of a high school diploma made pursuing his goals impossible. After only completing three years of high school, he turned to McHenry Public Library District to earn his diploma. He wants to achieve a higher education … Read more

Tulsa City-County Library Supports Small Business with Gale Small Business Builder

  | Originally posted on tulsalibrary.org | Tulsa City-County Library now offers a new resource to help plan, launch, manage, and grow your small business for the long run. The Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool to help aspiring entrepreneurs and experienced small-business owners bring their dreams to life.    Ideal … Read more

Wosets, Wockets and Waskets

| By Debra Kirby |

The wild, wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss has been the salvation of many an exhausted parent who, ready to call it a night, succumbs to their child’s plaintive cry for just one more bedtime story. The easy rhyming flow in Dr. Seuss stories always made it easy for me to read just a little longer.  There’s a Wocket in my Pocket was a favorite of both my daughters, who could recite word for word, page by page well before they were able to read – providing an opportunity for a little fun with unsuspecting relatives and friends who were amazed at how advanced my 3-year-old girls were.

I’ve been fortunate enough to continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss through my grandchildren and various mentoring programs through the years. The student I’m currently mentoring is a second grader who says Dr. Seuss is her favorite author, and Green Eggs and Ham her favorite book, though we recently both found Fox in Sox a little trying.

In honor of the National Education Association’s Read Across America, which kicks off on March 2, and is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I decided to learn a little more about the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, whose real name was Theodor Geisel. There are many interesting and some surprising facts to be found in Gale databases. Here are a few:

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Arrowhead Library System Now Offers Free, Online Instructor-Led Courses

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has acquired Gale Courses from Gale, a Cengage Company. Through this unique program, Rock County residents can use their library card to access over 365 free instructor-led, online courses. “Part of our mission at Arrowhead Library System is to inspire and engage life-long learning in our community, with Gale Courses, Rock … Read more

California State Library Triples Investment in Career Online High School

Career Online High School,  a nationally accredited program allowing adults the opportunity to earn high school diplomas, has helped California solve their dropout crisis since 2015. The California State Library has had so much success with the program, they recently signed another three-year agreement—tripling their original investment. “Investing more funds in this program was an easy … Read more

Pikes Peak Library District Honors First Group of Career Online High School Graduates

| Originally posted on the Pikes Peak Library District website | When she was in 9th grade, Crystal Reavis dropped out of high school. Now a married mother of two, Reavis is part of the first group of graduates from Pikes Peak Library District’s Career Online High School program. A graduation ceremony will be held from 6 – 8:30 … Read more

Meet Our Experts

As with any company, there are people within it (to put it simply) that know their stuff. Recently, we sat down with subject matter experts and asked them to discuss what distinguishes Gale eBooks on GVRL. From the platform itself, Gale’s publishing program, and acquiring content from 3rd party publishers to workflow tools, content digitization, … Read more

Programming for Patrons Who Love the Cold

| By Fred Zimmerman, Product Manager, Analytics On Demand | Analytics On Demand helps libraries achieve their strategic priorities by applying state-of-the-art data analytics tools, running on the highly-regarded Alteryx platform. Analytics On Demand blends data exported from the library ILS, in a simple spreadsheet form, with detailed household-level demographic and psychographic data from many sources … Read more

Researching Auschwitz: 73 Years After Liberation

|By Mark Mikula | On January 27, 1945, the Russian Army liberated Auschwitz. Auschwitz, perhaps the most notorious World War II concentration camp, is also the name of a region on the border of Germany and Poland. Millions of people—primarily Jews—were forced into labor and killed by the Nazis during World War II in what … Read more