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Changing Lives & the Public Library: Career Online High School

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 3:00pm


Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma while earning real-world career skills. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce.

The dropout crisis in the United States has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Every 26 seconds another student gives up on school. Today, there are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma and there are limited options available for adults looking to return to high school. People lacking a high school diploma are more likely to be unemployed, impoverished, and incarcerated—and are estimated to cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in lost earnings, welfare and medical costs.

Gale, part of the Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses for 60 years, has partnered with Career Online High School to help libraries fulfill their mission to improve lives and move their communities forward. Gale believes that as one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, and as an entity already focused on delivering adult literacy and career-based programs to those in need, the public library is the perfect venue for Career Online High School.

From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 2:00pm


You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months, plus you’ll hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons.

We’ll be sharing the insider’s view on what Graphic Novels will be driving up your holds lists this summer! From DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, Kodansha and more, there’s something for everyone. Find out more about a Batman’s BIG birthday party and just what the heck is happening in Riverdale. Are vampires really killing off our favorite teens?

Addiction and Recovery

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:00am

With the tragic overdose of renowned actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, many people will turn to libraries with renewed interest in the study and treatment of the disease of addiction.

Join us for a remarkable webcast from with two of the most important publishers producing ground-breaking work on this subject and what it means for collection development.


The Magic of Marketing Databases

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:00pm

Libraries are constantly challenged on how to get their customers to use the databases they purchase. This webinar will demonstrate how, with just the right mix of marketing and advertising magic, your library can increase usage of any database. That’s really what great advertising is all about!

Join expert marketer Nancy Dowd, author of Bite Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians, and Ryan Maxey, a graphic designer fresh from NYC, as they inspire you with ideas and examples that will turn around your database marketing.


Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up?

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 2:00pm

Be among the first to hear what we learned about readers’ advisory services in public libraries during a recent survey featured in the February 1 issue of Library Journal. Developed in conjunction with NoveList and the RUSA/CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee, we sought answers to a variety of questions, including:

• Is RA here to stay, or is its value declining?
• Does every library in the country (other than yours) have a fully staffed readers’ advisory department?
• What digital strategies are libraries using to suggest books to readers?

Join us for an engaging discussion where our panelists will share their reactions to the survey results, offering insights about what it all means for you and the readers in your community. Whether you believe that bringing books and readers together is at the heart of what libraries do, or you wonder just how important this work really is — you will not want to miss this exclusive event.