LJ Webinar: Be Your Community’s Career Development Anchor

| By Gale Staff | In these unprecedented times of layoffs and furloughs, job seekers and workers are looking for ways to ensure employability and evolve their career paths. But many don’t know where to start. According to Strada Center for Consumer Insights, only 35 percent of Americans say they have access to the education … Read more

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

Keep Your Children Learning this Summer with National Geographic Kids

| By Traci Cothran | Looking for something to do with younger children this summer, that will both occupy their time and provide learning? Your public library may have just the ticket with National Geographic Kids, available 24/7 in their digital collection. National Geographic Kids provides access to pictures, videos, eBooks, and magazines that are … Read more

International Collection Courses Now Available in Gale Presents: Udemy

| By Gale Staff | The International Collection brings courses taught by subject matter experts in their native language to learners throughout the United States and Canada, going beyond traditional content dubbing and video captions. Give library patrons an authentic learning experience with Gale Presents: Udemy With nearly 2,000 courses to choose from, learners can … 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

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

The Link between Empathy and Adversity

| By Andrea Drouillard | “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.”  This quote by J. K. Rowling rings true for me.  I firmly believe that true empathy cannot exist without experiencing hardship.  Facing adversity head on is a way of life for … Read more

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before*

| By Traci Cothran | The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI currently has an exhibit on Star Trek; since I watched this show all the time growing up, I checked it out and brought a few tribbles with me, too.  It was a good exhibit – featuring original costumes and props (phasers! scanners!) along … Read more

Research for a Great Debate

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | A debate is defined as a discussion, generally in a formal setting, in which two sides present opposing views on a topic. Debates have been recorded in history for millennia, and various debates have been labeled Great Debates over time, covering a wide variety of topics … Read more

Rossland Public Library Encourages Access to Gale Courses

| By Gale Staff | Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Rossland Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses through Gale Courses. Gale Courses, a 24/7 learning solution featuring more than 360 instructor-led online courses, focuses on personal growth and professional development. Six-week courses in language learning, accounting, computer … Read more