Patrons of public libraries in Rock and Walworth counties now have free access to LinkedIn Learning, a subscription website used by 78% of Fortune 500 companies to upskill their employees.
LinkedIn Learning offers courses in software, creative, and business skills, and the site meets some of the internet’s highest standards for accessibility. Courses taught by industry experts and available 24 hours a day focus on software, animation, accounting, diversity in the workplace and many more topics.
Courses are offered in seven languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese and Mandarin.
LinkedIn, the professional networking site, purchased Lynda.com to combine the insight, expertise, and content of both companies creating LinkedIn Learning. The merger expands the course library from 7,000 videos to 16,000+ training videos featuring today’s in-demand skills.
SHARE Consortium’s public libraries, including Rock County’s, began migrating from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning on March 4.
Patrons with Lynda.com library accounts, which use their library card number and PIN, will automatically be transferred to the LinkedIn Learning platform. That platform can be accessed with the same card number and PIN when the migration is over.
Library cardholders can access LinkedIn Learning at www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/share. A mobile app is in the works for future release as the current app does not work with library subscriptions.