Empowering Libraries for 63+ Years
It has never been more important for business partners within the library community to promote the impact of libraries and librarians on education and the economy. Today, as a vocal participant in the fight for libraries and a founding member of the Corporate Committee for Library Investment, increasing legislator and public awareness of the value of libraries is core to Gale’s mission.
Gale’s commitment to helping libraries can be traced back to our earliest days under founder Fred Ruffner, who dedicated his work and personal life to advancing the information world and advocating on behalf of libraries. This passion was shared by his wife, Mary Ruffner, who first suggested Gale sponsor the transportation at ALA meetings – a service which continues to this day.
Through the years, Gale’s role as an advocate has extended far beyond the busses and proudly, we honor the legacy of Fred Ruffner by continuing to make important contributions to and for the benefit of our partner libraries.