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

September 5: Who Cares About the Humanities?
In a time where focus – and funding – is going increasingly (and in some cases, only) to STEM-focused purchases, Matthew Kinservik, Professor of English and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Delaware, lays down the case for the Humanities. Why are the humanities important, and how do you take the case to your administration?
 
September 12: Stats Don’t Lie: Small Libraries Make Big Impacts
Small libraries are making BIG impacts. Amy Dodson, Director of Pine River Public Library, will be speaking to us about the importance of statistics; specifically, making the pitch for quality over quantity when considering statistics. Come learn about what made Library Journal call her library “The Best Small Library in America” for 2014.
 
September 19: Calling All Patrons: Perfecting Community Outreach
Effectively reaching out to your community can be tricky. Join us this Friday as Laura Damon-Moore, Co-Founder of Libraries as Incubators Project, shares her expertise on community outreach. We’ll be discussing different strategies and how Analytics On Demand help the cause.
 
September 26: Statistical Boom: Collaborating for Better Usage
Can collaboration help increase usage statistics? Find out this week as Jessica Gilchrist talks to us about how having teachers’ presence helped her usage statistics increase 4000% over the prior year. That’s right, 4000%! Come learn about her tips and tricks.