Libraries of Stevens County is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com, thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Library and the Office of the Secretary of State.
Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management, including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.
It’s free to all library card holders in Stevens County- all you need is your library card number and PIN. The database can be accessed inside or outside the library, from any device with an internet connection. There is also an option to download course content to a hard drive or portable drive and view it later without an active connection.
Lynda.com courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
- Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
- Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP
In addition, Lynda.com offers courses on business topics and personal advancement, such as:
- Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing
- Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
- Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management
- Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography and more
There are also leisure and hobby videos, such as:
- Novel writing
- Learning guitar
- How to draw
- Traveling etiquette in foreign countries, and lots more!
“Providing Lynda.com is another way that the Libraries of Stevens County supports our local communities and the small businesses in our area,” said Amanda Six, Director. “We have numerous resources that can help individuals gain the skills they need to get the job they want. Whether you are an employer wanting to sharpen the skill set of your staff, or a job seeker trying to build a resume, Lynda.com can help provide the instruction you need. It’s free with your library card.”
If you already have a library card, visit bit.ly/losclynda to get started right away. If you don’t, visit your local library. You can call or visit any library to reset your pin number. Library cards are free with proof of Stevens County residency.