Professional Training and Development

Bridging the Gap Between Faculty and Academic Librarians

As a college instructor, you understand how important your college’s library is to your students’ learning experience. The library’s services provide students with trustworthy sources for their research, a comfortable place to study, and numerous opportunities to learn about the proper use of information. However, you may not always know, or take advantage, of opportunities to collaborate with your college’s academic librarians to the fullest benefit of your students, your course, and your own research. Or, you may simply not have considered that the librarians could support your curricular needs. On the other hand, you may already partner with your Read More…


Catch Up with the Gale Geek this Summer

What better way to spend your summer than keeping up with what’s going on in the world of libraries! The Gale Geek is taking a summer break, but you can still review our archived Gale Geek webinars to learn how you can do more with your library’s resources. Catch up on exciting news, best practices, and industry reporting! Topics from this winter and spring include:

    Librarian of the Year 2015
    Databases and Google Apps in the Classroom
    UX for the People: Empowering Patrons and Front-line Staff through a User-centered Culture
    Teaching 21st Century Learning and Digital Citizenship
    Partnering with the University Writing Center: Boot Camps
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April Gale Geek Webinars to Spark New Ideas at Your Library

Announcing April’s Gale Geek Webinars: our weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview each week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources! Miss a session? Review our list of archived Gale Geek webinars. April 10: UX For the People: Empowering Patrons and Front-Line Staff Through a User-Centered Culture
Featured at ACRL, and now available via webinar for librarians across the country, you won’t want to miss this session from Courtney Greene McDonald, Head of Discovery Read More…


March Gale Geek Webinars: Discovery, Focus, and Creation: Forming a Stronger Library

Your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview this week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources! Miss a session? Review our list of archived Gale Geek webinars.
 
March 13: What is Gale Doing About Discovery?
Students are busy with class, with work, with parties and with searching. Millennials conduct more than 68 billion Google searches every month (Digital Marketing Ramblings, April 2014). In the midst of this hurricane of information, how Read More…


Tune in to Gale Geek and Chase Away the Winter Blues

Your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview this week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources!

Miss a session? Review our list of archived Gale Geek webinars.
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Gale Geek Webinars: January 2015

Your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview this week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources!  Join the conversation #galegeek

Explore the list of January, 2015 Gale Geek webinars and register today.


Gale Geek Webinars: December 2014

Gale Geek Webinars! Your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview this week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources!  Join the conversation #galegeek Miss a session? Review our list of archived Gale Geek webinars. December 5: “Be Lazy, Use Databases”
Join this week’s Gale Geek as Hayes High School Librarian, Sarah Ressler, shares the ways she motivates students to use database resources that help even the most reluctant learner pick Gale over Google. December 12: Read More…


November Gale Geek Webinars: Join Us!

Join us for November’s Gale Geek webinars: your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview each week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources! November 7: Library Marketing on a Shoestring
Most libraries agree that high usage and foot traffic in their library is important; however, not every library has a large budget to market their services and resources. Sally Dewey, Electronic Resources Manager from Arlington Public Library, is an expert on marketing on a shoestring; call Read More…


Gale Geek Webinars for October 2014

During the Gale Geek webinars, you’ll hear from each week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources!  Register to attend each webinar, and join the conversation #galegeek October 3: Keep Your Faculty in the Loop
Jennifer Smathers, Head of Technical Services, is passionate about coordinated collection development, marketing, and connecting with user needs. Come learn about how she has practically implemented this passion at SUNY Brockport and how you can steal these best practices for your own library. October 10: Stats Don’t Lie: Libraries Make Big Impacts (rescheduled)
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New Gale Geek Webinars for September!

Your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets. Tune in to hear the Gale Geek interview this week’s Gale Expert and learn how you can do more with your library’s resources!  Join the conversation #galegeek

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