Loudoun County, Va. (June 28, 2015) – Everyone with a Loudoun County Public Library card now has access to free online video courses teaching business, technology and creative skills.
lynda.com can be accessed remotely and on mobile devices, allowing users to learn at their own pace. Customers can choose from more than 3,500 courses, including 60 new courses each month. Courses are taught by industry experts and include:
- Business and career skills: productivity, marketing, time management
- Software: MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
- Job search tools: resume design, searching for positions, working with recruiters
- Web design: web graphics, interactive design, and prototyping
- Social media and web publishing tools: Facebook, Twitter and WordPress
- Photography: lighting and photographing a still life, photography 101
“Our customers can take lynda.com classes with 24-7 access on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone,” said library director Chang Liu. “They can gain early access to software training, thanks to lynda.com’s close relationship with software companies.”
lynda.com organizes classes into playlists, tracks completed coursework, and offers certificates of completion.
To get started, users should visit library.loudoun.gov/Lynda, enter their library card number, and create an account.
Library cards are free to county residents, people who work or go to school in Loudoun County, or residents of a county with reciprocal borrowing agreements. Residents can find a card application online at library.loudoun.gov/Get-a-card.
In addition to books, magazines, DVDs, music and eBooks, the county libraries offer computer and wireless Internet access.