News, Opportunities, Professional Development, Technology

Opportunity: Learn something new every day with lynda.com

“What do you want to learn today?”

lynda.com is an online video library of tutorials that teach software, creative, and business skills. NMSL has up to nine activation keys available for New Mexico public libraries to use for the purpose of providing lynda.com services to their staff and/or patrons.

The lynda.com online library has video tutorials in a wide range of categories: from 3D + Animation to education to photography.

  • Do your patrons utilize the library to prepare for job interviews?
    lynda.com offers courses on business topics that can enhance skill sets needed when applying for jobs.
  • Are your patrons looking to dabble in fun new skills like photography, music mixing, and video editing?
    lynda.com offers tutorials on a wide range of topics that can help develop hobbies or careers.
  • Do you have patrons looking to develop a small business?
    lynda.com has the tools to teach a wide range of skills from computer aided design (CAD) to management and accounting tips.

lynda.com

See above – lynda.com offers tutorials in a variety of categories!

Don’t just take our word for it!

Kerry Shepherd from the Red River Public Library took advantage of one of NMSL’s free activation keys – and then purchased a subscription for her own library to utilize.

I was very satisfied with Lynda.com. I’ve had a Total Training subscription for years, but when the State Library offered the chance to use lynda.com, I decided to give it a try to compare the two. I was very pleased with what was available. In the past I have used it mainly for Adobe tutorials since I do a lot of work with both historical photos and websites. I was surprised at lynda.com’s offerings in those areas – much more extensive and up-to-date. There is also a wide variety of tutorials in WordPress which I’m hoping to use to revamp our library website, time permitting. With all the new Windows 7 computers we’re adding, I also hope to become more skilled in using that OS after years of XP. Pretty much anything you’d want to learn is available. I’m most appreciative to the State Library for providing that opportunity and I would highly recommend that anyone wanting to better their computer skills take advantage.    -Kerry Shepherd

Want to try it out?

If you are interested in getting access to lynda.com for your library, please contact the NMSL Development Bureau at development@state.nm.us or 1-800-340-3890.

Comments Closed

Comments are closed. You will not be able to post a comment in this post.