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

Save the Date! Upcoming Webinar on How Public Libraries Are Graduating Adults

| Sponsored by Gale and American Libraries | Public libraries have supported education and the pursuit of lifelong learning for years. But what if your library could help break down the barriers of earning a diploma and actually graduate adults? It can, with Career Online High School from Gale. It’s already happening at more than 150 public … Read more

Clark County Library District Helps Adults Earn Diplomas

| By Gale Staff | Frantz Vardman, who is 19 years old and homeless, is earning his high school diploma with the help of the Clark County Library District. Vardman is one of about 40 adults who are working their way through Career Online High School, an accredited high school diploma and career skills program. … Read more

Boulder Public Library Empowers Residents with Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | More than 5,000 adults in Boulder County lack a high school diploma or equivalent credential, according to the Boulder Public Library (BPL). To combat the high dropout rate, BPL began offering Career Online High School (COHS), a nationally accredited program that allows adult students to earn a high school diploma … Read more

Career Online High School Graduates Take the Next Step Toward Education

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma concurrently with an entry-level workforce certificate. With the first step of education completed, graduates are taking the next step toward education. Currently, more than 80 percent of Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) COHS … Read more

The Power to Change Lives

| By Gale Staff | Earlier this year, American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo joined ALA and state library leaders at the Central Library of Los Angeles for a reception to highlight the value of libraries. During the ceremony, Los Angeles City Librarian John Szabo showcased the library’s Career Online High School program, which offers adults … Read more