Duration: 30 Minutes
Thank you again everyone for being here.
Today. We're going to be talking about getting healthy
with gale health and wellness. My
name is Amber Winters and I am your gale training
consultant for the day
So today first of course we're going to talk about
exactly what gale health and wellness is.
We're going to focus specifically on the content
that's going to be found to help your patrons as
they start trying to live a little
bit more healthy. this session
is being recorded in january, so I'm
sure a lot of your pa are coming in looking for
health tips at the, at the start
of the new year. So we're going to go over the
different bits of content as well as the resource
platform and the resource workflow
that's going to help them as they run
through their own discovery. So we will take time
to walk through the resource
And at the end of the session we will have time for
questions and I have some closing information
with some contact information for you
as well. Again, if you have questions
as we move through the session, you don't need
to wait until the end of the session if you don't want to
go ahead and put them into the Q. And A. And I'll be
able to answer them as we move along.
So, first let's just go over briefly what
exactly gale health and wellness is.
And this is a resource that's really going to,
it's a, a very broad resource that's going to
help a lot of different patron types
that you may run into. You have access
to content anywhere from full text
medical journals down to
news and magazines or reference work. So
you're really getting the basic intermediate and
advanced leveled content found here
in this. And it is focused really
on everything, health and wellness. So you're going to get
the standard, what you would expect, like diseases
and disorders, you're also going to get
different treatments as well as other health topics
that may not be strictly mainstream
medicine. You may get information
on holistic treatments or information on
exercise and yoga, things like that. So
it's really kind of an all encompassing
product that you're going to spend a lot of great information
on. and it has a nice
clean organization. So if your patrons are starting
to kind of be beginner researchers a little bit
and aren't quite sure where they need to go.
We have really nice topic pages that are pre
created for them. We pull together all
of the different contents related to whatever
topic they searched or browsed for.
And they'll be able to point and click through that instead of having
to kind of navigate through a basic
search results page.
And in addition to that workflow, we have some
really nice tools. So not only today are we
going to take a look at the content that's going
to support a healthy lifestyle for your patrons,
but we're also going to learn how they can manipulate
that text to make it as accessible as it possibly
can be for them. And also how to take
the text with them. So if they do find something
really helpful while they're on the computer,
say at your library as opposed to being home,
we're going to go over some different workflows for
them to save that content to take a look at later.
a great way for them to save content. If
they're planning on speaking with their doctor, they can
save whatever article they found and
they'll have it prepared and ready for them to go when they do
speak with them.
So first I just wanna go briefly into
the different content types
we have available and how they can be helpful. So first
a big chunk of information
we have within this resource is going to be
reference articles. So again this
is really excuse me.
this is really basic information
that's going to allow your patrons to kind of build
their found foundational information about
whatever they're learning about. maybe it's
heart disease, if they're worried about their risk factors
that way, maybe it's exercise, Maybe they've decided
they need to work on their diet this year.
they'll get these reference articles that
are going to give them that base level of knowledge
before they start going any further. So
those are going to be the starting point for most likely.
A lot of your patron research.
moving from there, We have news and magazine
reports that are updated daily.
So if your patrons are looking for information that's
currently in the news, they currently want to see what's
going on. This will be a great place for them
to stop as well. So it's going to let them connect
to those topics as they're happening.
So they'll get informa information like
maybe community health or something like that, or
they can find information on different medical breakthroughs.
Maybe there's a new treatment for something
they're struggling with. They'll be able to find that
on this platform as well. And again, the news and magazines
are updated daily. So they're
getting that most current content
that we have
We also have a pretty huge multimedia
collection as well. So if you have patrons
who are maybe struggling with reading,
maybe english isn't their first language, or maybe
they just have difficulty reading screens,
they can take a look at some of the different
videos. We have audio files and images as
well. And they're able to take a look through those
instead of that text formatting. So we
do like to supplement our text with a lot
of multimedia that's going to help them.
and within our images sections. We also have
a lot of great graphs and charts
and statistics and things like that. So
again giving your patrons just another level
of content to help them
understand whatever topic they're trying to learn
And as I previously mentioned, we do have full
text academic medical journals.
So of course that's going to be for your more advanced
researchers. Maybe you have individuals
coming in from the, the local community college
or from a high school or something like that
and they need that kind of more advanced,
moving away from consumer focus
to more advanced academic work.
They can find that information here on this resource
So, again, a really nice holistic approach here,
and all of this content, as I mentioned, is
organized in two different topic pages.
So you'll see, I've pulled forward here. We have
a topic page specifically related to fitness.
So if your patrons are coming in trying
to start their own exercise regimen
or something like that, they can click into this nice
when they do at the very top of that
page, they're going to get a nice overview of
just fitness in general. So they're going to understand
what fitness is, what kind of the
the expectations of fitness are.
They'll find that in the overview
then down below that they're going to see all of
the different results related to fitness.
So this is what they'd see if they just ran a
basic search for fitness. You'll see right now. We
have over a million magazine
articles related to fitness. We have our academic
works pulled out here. All of our multimedia
will be found here as well. So these topic pages
organize and pull all of that content together
to make this really simple for your patrons to access.
And down underneath that we also have a
search within option. So as they start to look
through this topic page, if maybe they're finding a lot
of content that isn't directly what
they're looking for. Maybe they're specifically
focused on yoga or something like that. Some specific
type of fitness. They can type that into
the search within and gets more exact
results for what they're looking for.
and before we do dive in, I have just a few key
topic pages. I want to mention that you may want
to point out to your patrons, especially
if you have individ individuals coming into your
library asking you for information or
maybe you're running a program a around around
healthy living. We do have some great topic
pages that you can get a quick
link to and share out either on your
social media or your life, great website wherever
you wanted to go. So of course fitness.
I've listed here. You'll see my screen chat here. But we
also have topic pages on obesity
and obesity related illnesses like heart
disease and diabetes. We have
a, a really huge mental health section
that I'm going to point out to you today for your
patrons. So if they are help struggling
with some sort of um
Mental health concern like depression,
anxiety. We've got information to help
them. We have great topic
pages on vaping and vaccines. I
think vaping is especially important if you have
many patients coming in with
Children who are kind of struggling with vaping.
Of course, that's a big issue in high schools right now.
We got a full, topic page for that as well.
We do have a full diets topic
page. We're actually going to take a look at that today.
So we can see some of the different diets and
kind of learn background. We also
have information on different medications
as well as different exams,
different tests and things like that, you'll say have included
physical examination here.
this is a really beneficial one. If your patrons
are just starting to go to the doctor. Maybe
it's been a been a while and they're
just starting to go back or maybe they're just
turning into adults and they have to go in for that
adults physical examination. We actually
give a background on those just to help
ease the anxiety of going to the doctor a little
bit. They'll also find information
And if they need x-rays or biopsies
or ultrasounds. all that good
stuff is found here on this resource as well.
So it's a one stop shop to make sure
they understand what's going on around them and make
sure we can try to ease the
anxiety of going to the doctor a little bit
So let's go ahead and take a look here. We'll go through some
of the different workflows and how your patrons
can access this content.
while I switch over. Does
anyone have any questions, Let's
see. Here we go.
for me, as we get going,
I don't see any questions. So we'll go ahead
and just get rolling here. So this is the
home page to gale health and wellness.
And I will point out
towards the top of the page here under
our topics of interest. We do change
these frequently depending on what's going on. So
you'll see COVID-19 has
been listed on this little carousel for
quite a while, but we also include
some other things listed here as well as poverty
and health as well as senior health. We've
decided to pull forward today. So if your patrons
find one of those topics interesting, they
can click directly there without even having to run
a search. They'll be able to access that content
of course we have our search bar up top.
But today I want to show you how you can click through
using our browse topics option.
And this is really great if your patron doesn't know exactly
what they want to search.
We have this access here. So
two sections I want to point out today, since we're talking
about healthy living are going to be
the therapies, treatments and surgery
because the treatments is going to
include things like exercise,
like diets, um, weight
loss, things like that. It's going to show
different treatments for those things and a lot
of those treatments are going to be individual
driven, not necessarily going out to the doctor
So this therapy treatments and surgeries section
is really great to find content.
And then our mental health section, we've pulled
forward as well. So all of our mental health
information, we've pulled to this one
page here. You'll see. We've pulled out and highlighted
56 topics that
are most used and most searched within
this platform. So they can access this directly
here. See if they can find exactly what they're
So let's click now into just this
therapy treatments and surgeries options.
and you'll see listed.
Let me jump back quickly right next to the title.
There were 81 topics listed
here and of course these 81 are not
the only topics we have available,
but we do choose to pull forward into these categories.
The most searched and the most used.
So this is for the most part what your users,
your patrons are looking for. Of course,
if they can't find what they're looking for, they
can run a search and they'll still pull great contents.
It's just sometimes we don't have them listed
here and you'll
notice a lot of these have either updated
or new flags attached to them. So,
new means we've just added and highlighted
this topic to this section. So
running and jogging is something that's
must be gaining
in popularity. So we've started to include
that here. If it's listed as updated,
that means we've changed they featured content
in it within the
Excuse me, the last few months.
So you'll see these flags listed here.
and what's great is on this topic page.
I can choose to look at different sections here.
I can choose using this strap down just to
take a look at those new or updated options.
Maybe I just want to take a look at what
what people are currently looking for. Of course R.
S. B. has been really pulled
forward recently. So if they're looking for information
there, they can simply take a look at that.
if I clicked into this therapies option.
But I actually want to take a look at mental
health. I can click into that section
maybe I'm looking for drugs. You know, I
am looking specifically for a weight loss drug.
I can take a look here and kind of start
to move forward.
But we'll stick here with therapies, treatments
and surgeries today. I'm gonna
scroll down, I'm going to look at diets because
again, it's the start of the new year
at the time where this is being recorded. Maybe
not whoever is watching this, but as
this is recorded, it's the start to a new year.
So we'll click into diets because again this is
probably where a lot of patrons are trying to
And now we're on our topic page here. So again we
have our overview at the very top
and then scrolling down, we have these different content
buckets that are going to include the different content
types. So we've pulled reference
works out separately from magazines.
We have our images listed here again, as I mentioned
a lot of times, we have some great statistics
or different kind of bits of information
like infographics and things like that.
down further. You'll see. We do have
our academic journals pulled out here as well.
You'll see these are listed as peer reviewed.
So if you have students coming in
again, maybe from the local community college
or maybe if you're with a school on the line with
us today we do label things
that are peer reviewed as peer reviewed. So if they
need that content, they'll be able to easily find
scroll back up here.
So while I'm on this topic page, maybe you as a librarian
found this you have a lot of
individuals coming in wanting information
about different diets. You can use
this get link button at the very top here
and you can copy and paste this and send
it wherever you want it to go. So maybe you want to
forward along. Maybe you have a a list serve for
for patrons. You can forward it along that way.
Maybe you want to put it on your library's web
page, you want to send it out in
a social media post. This is a persistent
URL that's not going to break. So any of
your patrons will be able to click in and
look at this topic page and then they can move forward
with their own research. So this is still
giving them a pretty broad
set of content. You're not narrowing it down
too much for them, but you're still helping
them navigate to exactly what they need.
and this get link feature does actually follow
us around on almost all pages.
So you or your patrons can really
get a link to any page. You want to be an
article. Maybe a list of
search results. You can use your get link
today. I'm going to click to click into all
of my reference works here because again, that's kind
of our basic content and that's
where I want to be as a patron. I'm just starting
off learning. I want to take a look at my reference here.
on this right hand side. I first want to show
some of our different filters and you'll notice
we have the option to narrow down to just
And this is native spanish content. This isn't
content that has been translated into spanish.
this is written in spanish.
Generally the publication is going to be spanish.
So you'll see. We can pull that forward here.
So if you do have patrons looking for spanish
content they can narrow it down.
If they run a search, they can also go
onto our advanced search and there's a filter
for just spanish content there as well.
So they can actually begin their search
I'm not going to turn that on today though.
We'll leave that off. I can also narrow
it down to consumer health. So this is going
to make sure I'm not getting a lot of that.
really advanced medical journal
content. If I really just need the more basic
level I can choose just to narrow that down
I can also choose different subjects
see I have different subjects tagged here
and I can also choose a publication title if
I'm going to leave those blank today though and
you'll see as I start start to scroll down here in
this left hand side, you'll see we have a lot of
information on fad diets. A lot of
different types of diets here.
I can click into any of these. let's go
ahead and click into a keto diet.
Of course a lot of individuals are on
keto diets. So if someone's interested,
we can click into this now.
Again, as I mentioned, get link has followed
me along. So if I found this really interesting,
maybe I want to share it with someone. I can
do that with my get link.
I can start to scroll down here and you'll see I have
my full text but on this right hand
side I also have an explorer option
that's going to give me some additional information.
So this is really great to move them forward if
they learned a bit about keto diet, they
want to learn more.
They can take a look at that here. You see this
related subjects is often times really helpful.
Maybe they now want to take a look at the Atkins
diet or something like that.
scrolling down here. I also want to point
out, we have our citation included.
So if you're a student coming into the library
using this for a project,
we do have our source citation built in right
there for them.
You'll notice a lot of these have these blue
sidebars. This one here, the questions to
ask your do doctor I think is really important
because of course this platform isn't going to
replace a doctor but it could certainly
help spark conversation
some different ideas that your patrons can
bring to their doctor. So if they are planning on getting
healthy and want to discuss they
could pull these questions and have that ready
to go so they don't get into the situation where they
get home from the doctor and say,
you know dang, I wish I would have asked blah blah
blah while I was there, they can pull these questions
right here on our platform, you'll see those in a lot
articles. You'll see this one's also got
some key terms here. You'll see some of them look
complicated in my opinion.
So we'll give definitions for all that good stuff
and again, they can pull this forward here.
and keep it with them.
And not only can they get
a link of this document if they want to, they can
print it out, they can download it to their computer
or they can send it in a few different
in kind of tech ways,
they can send it over to their drives if
they're using google drive or
one drive or integrated with both.
So they can choose these different bits of content
and send them over to those drives to save for later.
Or they can email to themselves or to
So again, if they find something really great,
maybe they want to send it over to their kids or
their parents or wherever they want
it to go. They can do that in quite a few different ways.
They can also edit how they see this text
here. So if you have patrons coming in.
maybe they want this text in spanish,
Maybe we don't have a spanish version of this.
They can translate this english article
using our translate button here
They could click pull it down and
choose whatever language they need.
We also have the ability to increase or decrease
the font size. So if you have patrons
who are visually impaired, who need
that larger text, they can change any of those
We can also change how the text
is displayed to make it as easy as possible
to see if you have patrons coming in
who are dyslexic. We do have a dyslexia
font available for them
and we can also change the line letter and word
spacing. Again, trying to
keep it as customizable
as possible to make sure your patrons
are getting exactly what they need
I'm going to leave this, I'm gonna go back to my default
but I can change this at any time
Your patrons can also listen to this content.
So again, if they find something really helpful
and maybe they're struggling readers a little bit,
they can have this full article read to them.
I'm just going to pause it here. I'm not going to play
it because you can see here when I hit that play
button and pulls forward this option here,
I can actually download this as an mp3.
So if I want to take this with me and maybe listen
to it later,
I can do that. As opposed to sending over the
text, I can send over the actual
recording of what's being read to
I do have another way to find some content that
I want to take a look at before we leave
today, we've got about 10 minutes left
before I do that, does anyone have any questions
about what we went through browsing through?
Topic pages, filtering anything
Ok? I don't see any. So the last thing
I want to show you before we're done with the day is our topic
finder. This is really great. If your patrons
have a really broad topic that maybe
they're trying to narrow down when they run the search,
they're just pulling way too much content.
I just click into my advanced search
And when I click in here, you'll see. Topic finder is listed
as one of my options in this gray bar at the
very top. So I'll click into that.
and what I do. I'm going to be able to run a search
for whatever I'm interested in. Let's just do
So when I run my search, I'm going to get this nice
chart here, we'll be able to click
into a specific subsection
of mental health. So maybe I'm specifically
looking for information on college
students. You know, maybe I'm a concerned parent coming
in whose student may be struggling a bit
with some mental health issues. I can click
and you'll see now we've narrowed it down to 34
results here on this right hand side for
patrons to click through
So this is starting to narrow down exactly what
and they can go down a step further. So
maybe they want to take a look at mental health
And you'll see now we've narrowed down to 10 results.
So this is a really nice way for them to drill
down to exactly what they need without
having to run a lot of searches or without having
to tailor an advanced search to
what they're looking for. They can just type in their
search and narrow down all on their own and
then they'll be able to click directly into whatever piece of
text they think is going to be most
beneficial for them.
when they do that, you'll see it looks just
like it did previously. If they were to just navigate
by running a search. And
then again, they have all of those same different tools
if they want to send this somewhere, if
they want to print it out for later, they
can do that on this page as well.
now, I do have some wrap up information for
you while I'm switching over that. I'll ask
again if we have any questions,
I haven't seen any pop up but I don't want
to miss any.
so go ahead and put them into the Q. And A. And
I can go over some quick contact
information with you. So you'll have access
to a customer success manager. So if you
want to go over this resource a little bit more,
maybe take a deeper dive into the different
tools. I just mentioned that we could and go all the way
through today. Or maybe you want to talk about usage
or resource promotion. Your customer
success manager is going to be able to help
you out with all of those things if you haven't
worked with them yet, I would suggest reaching out to
them. If you don't know who it is, you can send
an email to gale at customer success
at dot com and you'll be forwarded
to the correct individual and you can set
an appointment with them and really go over anything
you need to regarding your resources.
if you don't have gale health and wellness and you want to
talk about it, you can reach out to your sales consultant
if you haven't been in contact with them yet,
you can find them using support that. Gale dot com
forward slash finder and I'll forward you to the correct
and if you want some more training materials,
so we'll have additional
wears like you saw today or if you're
looking for um
tutorials, resource guides, flyers,
tips sheets social media posts,
you'll find all of that great content on our support
site, which is support that Gale dot com
and we've created this stuff. It's ready, It's free
for you all to use. So don't feel like you need to reinvent
the wheel. If you're planning on promoting
or using any of your Gale resources,
take a look at this at this support
site before you build your own content because
we might have something that'll make your life just a little bit
and finally, I do have a training session
survey. I would love for you all to take. If you have
the time. If you want to scan this
QR code, it's going to launch you right into
the URL is bit dot forward
slash G training email and I believe
it's also going to pop up into your browser once
we're done with our session today. so
I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of bombarding you just
a little bit with the link to the training
session survey, but we want to make sure
that we're hitting everything you all are looking for
when you register. So please go ahead
and take that if you have the time
and again, I haven't seen any questions
pop up on the line. So I'm going to
go ahead and end our session for the day. If
you do have questions feel free to reach out
to me or you can reach out using any
of these contacts I've listed here,
but please enjoy the rest of your day and hopefully
we'll see you on future sessions