Gale sponsors two librarians to attend the National Library Legislative Day event in Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional representatives and senators to advocate for the importance of libraries alongside hundreds of library supporters, leaders, and patrons, as well as provides breakfast and other resources to support the hundreds of attendees.
Gale’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Paul Gazzolo, meets congressional representatives and senators in Washington, D.C. to advocate for important library legislation.
Gale and ALA join together to create the Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI) to advocate for federal library funding.The CCLI works rapidly to engage legislators to reinstate the Institute of Museum and Library Services and preserve funding for the Library Services and Technology Act.
Gale provides $10,000 and other support to help EveryLibrary fund and execute campaigns encouraging Americans to take action on behalf of their libraries.
Gale sponsors ALA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table Mid-Winter social—an informal meet-up where all ALA attendees are welcome for food and fun. GBLTRT serves the information needs of the GLBT professional library community, and the GLBT information and access needs of individuals at large. This particular event was hosted at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA.
Gale contributes to Book Aid International, a charity which arranges the donation of new books from publishers to partner sub-Saharan Africa libraries in based in slums, hospitals, refugee camps, schools, and prisons. The charity also organizes librarian training programs and funds library refurbishments.
Gale, with the help of ALA RUSA History Section, offers the Learning History Research and Innovation Award. The $2,500 award will be granted to an MLS degreed librarian from an ALA accredited school to facilitate and further research relating to history and history librarianship.
Gale, in collaboration with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation, supports teen mental health and wellness with debut of Cameron’s Collection—a new set of eBooks providing schools and public libraries with resources to help teens battling depression and anxiety. Gale donates a portion of the proceeds to further support education and awareness of teen mental health and wellness.
To support the thousands of libraries across the U.S. commemorating the total solar eclipse, Gale offers free, open access to it science resources: Science In Context, Student Resources In Context, and Research In Context.
Gale’s summer interns organize advocacy event to recognize local children’s participation in the Detroit Public Library’s summer reading and math programs. Over 250 Gale employees built bicycles for 50 students involved in DPL’s program, and personally handed them out to the children—complete with backpacks and Thorndike Press large print books.
Gale hosts an internal, holiday book sale, raising $1,896 for Reading is Fundamental and donates the 14 boxes of leftover books to Toys for Tots.