Free Webinars from Gale

Below are some FREE webinars from GALE during the month of April. Please feel free to share these with your teacher and librarian colleagues.

Stay safe and well!

Help Kids Learn at Home with Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Wednesday, April 1, 3-3:45 PM ET

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an interactive and highly visual resource perfect to support online learning for children aged three to six. Cross curricular lessons aligned to preschool and elementary standards include music, math, art, language and literacy, social studies and science. Mobile responsiveness and printable materials allow learning to extend beyond the computer, to help parent build a learning schedule while at home. In this session we will review the content and features available in Miss Humblebee’s Academy, as well as best practices on how to leverage it at home.

Please click here to register.

Online Learning Tools Within your Gale Resources for K12 Schools

Thursday, April 2, 2-2:30 PM ET

As your school quickly makes the move from in-person courses to online learning, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools within and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

Please click here to register.

Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources for Public Libraries

Friday, April 3, 10-10:30 AM ET

As your library quickly makes the move from in-person interactions to online support for your patrons, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

Please click here to register.

Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources for Academic Libraries

Friday, April 3, 2-2:30 PM ET

As your library quickly makes the move from in-person interactions to online support for your students, faculty, and staff, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

Please click here to register.

Gale Pages: Organize Your Library Resources

Monday, April 6, 1-1:45 PM ET

Finding a solution to organize library resources with a simple, clear access point can be a challenge. Gale Pages is a complimentary tool for libraries with Gale resources that solves the problem by providing an easy-to-customize site to hold all of your digital resources. Join Gale Training Consultant, Tammi VanBuren and guest speakers Melissa Adelman from Humble ISD’s Kingwood High School and Tim Hamlin from Gale’s Customer Success team to explore Gale Pages best practices and to learn where to get started!

Please click here to register.

Accessibility Features in Your Gale Resources

Tuesday, April 7, 3-3:30 PM ET

Discover all the features available in your Gale resources that support the needs of your English Language Learners and reach more users with our accessibility support tools! In this session, you’ll learn how our various tools support all your learners: Text-to-Speech, Translate, Topic Finder and so many more features can be utilized to find content for every user. Join this session to also learn how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your users! Finder and so many more features can be utilized to find content for every user. Join this session to also learn how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your users as well.

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Bring CTE to Life for your Learning Community with your Gale Resources

Wednesday, April 29, 1-2:00 PM ET

Career and Technical Education is gaining steam in K12 and academic institutions and provides a platform with which to retrain adults for new careers. As more and more individuals look to train for technical careers, it is important to provide accurate, timely and easy to navigate information. Gale provides simple solutions to bring the real world to CTE courses and students, including Testing and Education Reference Center, Gale Health and Wellness, Chilton Online, and Gale Onefile Collections. In this session we will review how Gale resources can be used in different CTE tracks, and the tools and features available within the resources.

Please click here to register.

Nursing Information Literacy Framework webinar by ACRL- HSIG

Join the upcoming ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) webinar to gain an understanding of the Nursing Information Literacy Framework companion document efforts. Learn about the comparison and contrast between the Nursing Information Literacy Framework companion document and Framework for Information Literacy.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

Register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend, a link to the recording will be sent.

Our speakers will be the current co-chairs of the HSIG Nursing Information Literacy Framework Working Group:

Laureen Cantwell
Head Access Services & Outreach
Colorado Mesa University

Bethany McGowan
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Library Juice Academy Courses April – May – June 2020

Library Juice Academy courses offered in April, May, and June

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work at any time of the day. Assignments are typically on a weekly basis.

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Using MarcEdit
Natalie Hall

Library of Congress Classification
Robin Fay

Introduction to Digital Preservation
Natalie Baur

Digital Repository Fundamentals and Design
Christina Harlow

Introduction to Scholarly Communications
Carli Spina

Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
Candice Benjes-Small and Eric Ackermann

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
Liz Johns

Readers’ Advisory 102
Jessica Moyer

Introduction to Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan Services
Freeda Brook

Developing a Website Content Strategy
Angela Brcka

Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries
CJ Ivory

Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color
Amanda Leftwich

Introduction to Library Program Evaluation
Jennifer Sweeney

Using Intentional Planning to Choose Developmentally-Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime
Lynn Baker

Introduction to RDF
Robert Chavez

XSLT Fundamentals
Robert Chavez

Stories, Songs, and Stretches III: Stories and Songs
Katie Scherrer

Critial Information Literacy
Dawn Stahura

LSSC Required Competencies: Foundations of Library Services
Jessica Moyer


Authority Control
Natalie Hall

Describing Photographs for the Online Catalogue
Beth Knazook

Ethics and Sustainability for Digital Curation
Natalie Baur

Business Information
Amy Jansen

Informal Learning in the Academic Library
Lauren Hays and Teresa Slobuski

Business and Professional Writing for Librarians
Alison Lewis

Leadership Essentials
Cinthya Ippoliti

Getting to Know: Fantasy
Jessica Moyer

Easy Patron Surveys
Jennifer Sweeney

Cultural Competence for Librarians
Shaundra Walker

Reimagining Workplace Empowerment: Reducing Low Morale for Minority Librarians
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum
Dawn Behrend

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Katie Scherrer

Foundations of Early Literacy: Using Your Knowledge to Enrich Library Experiences for Young Children and Their Families
Saroj Ghoting

RDF, RDFa and Structured Data Vocabularies
Robert Chavez

Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
Robert Chavez

LSSC Required Competencies: Technology
Robin Hastings


Introduction to Cataloging
Natalie Hall

LRM: A New Foundation for RDA & the RDA Toolkit
Robin Fay

Getting to Know: Crime Fiction
Jessica Moyer

Creating an Oral History Project
Carmen Cowick

Getting to Know Your Users through Interviews and Focus Groups
Jennifer Sweeney

Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course
Jessica Critten

Graphic Novels in Libraries
Christian Zabriskie

Leadership Communication
Cinthya Ippoliti

Examining Institutional Racism in Libraries
Angela Pashia and CJ Ivory

Web Accessibility: Techniques for Design and Testing
Carli Spina

Academic Library Budgets 101
Tracey Leger-Hornby

Assisting Patrons with Mental Disorders Across Library Settings
Dawn Behrend

Early Literacy Enhanced Storytimes: Supercharging Your Storytime Using Interactivity, Intentionality, and Assessment to Help Children Learn with Joy
Saroj Ghoting

Introduction to Linked Data
Robert Chavez

JSON-LD Fundamentals
Robert Chavez

Online Instructional Design and Delivery
Mimi O’Malley

LSSC Elective Competencies: Reference and Information Services
Jessica Moyer

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. The curriculum is designed by librarians with a focus on skills that are in demand in the profession, rather than the academic tradition of library education that tends to address other priorities. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows.

We get customers from around the world. So far, in addition to the US, people have taken our classes from Abu Dhabi, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Wales.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

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Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services Support Through Collaboration

FREE Online Presentation:
Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services Support Through Collaboration
Thea Atwood, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Patricia Condon, University of New Hampshire
Catherine DeRose, Yale University
Friday, March 27th, 2020, 1pm to 2pm Central time

Register here
Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee

Library professionals with data responsibilities often collaborate on data-related support with fellow library professionals, units across campus, and student and faculty researchers. It is through these collaborations and partnerships that libraries can leverage the infrastructure and diverse skill sets needed to build effective and successful data-related support for the campus community. Yet, how these partnerships form and the shapes they take, particularly within the library, varies.

In this panel, we share strategies for collaborations between data professionals and subject and technical services librarians designed to enhance library and campus support for data literacy, data management, data visualization, and other data-related needs. The panelists present several strategies that focus on the reciprocal nature of building relationships, teaching/learning new technologies, and sharing expertise within the library. With each strategy, the panelists share their experience implementing it and highlight how successful collaborations resulted in broader impact and increased exposure of the library.

Thea Atwood is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She leads the Data Services Program at UMass Amherst, and works to improve the reproducibility and transparency of research through trainings, advocacy, and policy development.

Patricia Condon, PhD is the Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. In her role, she leads the development and implementation of support services that accommodate the growing data management and data literacy needs of the University’s research community.

Catherine DeRose (PhD, English) is the Program Manager for Yale University’s Digital Humanities Lab. She consults on technical projects, teaches workshops on data analysis and visualization, and directs the Digital Humanities Teaching Fellows program.

This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Friday, March 27th, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm Central time via Zoom. Register here:

If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (, Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here.

Webinar: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries

The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)


Description: The 2020 Census will determine how money and services are distributed for the next ten years. Libraries have always played an important part in the Census, and they will be even more important in helping every citizen be informed and counted in the 2020 Census. For the first time citizens will be able to fill out their forms online. This webinar focuses on the importance of libraries helping reach hard-to-count communities. Statistics from ALA show that more than 24 million citizens do not have high speed internet connection at home. Libraries are a trusted source of information in their communities for all citizens. It will be important for libraries to make sure they are informed and can accurately dispel disinformation about the 2020 Census.

About the Presenter:

Patricia B. Ball is a manager with the Cobb County Public Library System and has been a Public Librarian for many years. She chaired the E-Government Services Subcommittee for Washington Office ALA and has served on various ALA and LITA Committees. Patricia currently serves as a member of the ALA 2020 Census Task Force.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page:

2. Complete and submit the form.

3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.

4. If asked for a password to attend the webinar use 0000.

Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: