(Submitted by Anne Hamland)

The Gale Courses catalog includes courses perfect for job seekers or anyone looking to brush up on their workplace skills.

 Send the email below to local workforce centers such as:

  • UW-Extension offices
  • Job Center of Wisconsin offices
  • County and City Personnel offices
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
  • Family Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Manpower, Express Professionals, other local workforce placement agencies
  • Whoever else you think is appropriate


EMAIL SUBJECT: Attention Job Seekers: Gale Courses free through [your public library]

Maybe you’d like to revitalize your resume, improve your computer skills, master a second language, brush up on your business know-how, or perfect your public speaking? Whatever it is, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest with Gale Courses.

These classes are held entirely online, led by expert instructors and, best of all, free with your library card.

Enroll online for the next session starting February 13thhttps://education.gale.com/l-wvalley/  


Select from hundreds of personal and professional development courses covering a variety of topics:

  • Business: human resources, management, marketing, communication…
  • Computer and technology (beginner to advanced)
  • Computer applications: Microsoft Office Products, Adobe Suite, Quickbooks…
  • Workforce skills: personal finance, job search, test prep…


  • Sessions are six weeks long
  • Lessons are released twice a week
  • A new round of courses starts every month
  • Complete the course with 80% to earn a certificate of completion

Enroll online for the next session starting February 13th: https://education.gale.com/l-wvalley/

 Available for free through the following libraries:

  • Abbotsford Public Library
  • Antigo Public Library
  • Colby Community Library
  • Crandon Public Library
  • Dorchester Public Library
  • Gilman-Western Taylor County Public Library
  • Granton-Community Library
  • Greenwood Public Library
  • Laona-Edith Evans Community Library
  • Loyal Public Library
  • Medford-Frances L Simek Memorial Library
  • Merrill-T.B.Scott Free Library
  • Minocqua Public Library
  • Neillsville Public Library
  • Owen Public Library
  • Rhinelander District Library
  • Rib Lake Public Library
  • Stetsonville-Jean M Thomsen Memorial Library
  • Thorp Public Library
  • Three Lakes-Edward Demmer Memorial Library
  • Tomahawk Public Library
  • Marathon County Public Libraries
    • Athens
    • Edgar
    • Hatley
    • Marathon City
    • Mosinee
    • Rothschild
    • Spencer
    • Stratford
    • Wausau
  • Westboro Public Library
  • Withee Public Library
  • …Coming soon to Wabeno Public Library


Made available by the Wisconsin Valley Library Service.