Charlotte Mecklenburg Library adds lynda.com to online offerings
Library cardholders now have access to award-winning online courses teaching business, technical and creative skills.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is pleased to offer its cardholders access to lynda.com's library of instructional videos. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cardholders can now access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering their library card number and password.
Once a cardholder is logged into lynda.com, the next step is to create a personalized account by entering a name and e-mail address. This account can help manage an individual’s course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion.
What’s available with lynda.com?
More than 3000 courses with 129,942 video tutorials. Most tutorials last several hours but are broken into multiple chapters.
- Software like MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.
- Web design: Web graphics, Interactive Design, Prototyping and more.
- Social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.
- Business and career skills - productivity, marketing, time management and more.
- Job Search Tools: with Resume design, Searching for Positions, Working with Recruiters and more.
Those who aren’t sure what they need can browse curated playlists for ideas.
Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Courses may also include exercise files (practice), closed captioning and text transcripts.
Other subscription resources at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Lynda.com is just one of the dozens of online subscription resources that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers its cardholders. Other electronic resources include Learning Express Library(An interactive database with over 25 practice tests ranging from the GED & ASVAB to standardized exams for students and professionals), Law Depot (a resource to create every-day personal and business legal documents), and Pronunciator (a language learning service covering 80 languages). To browse the full list, visit www.cmlibrary.org/online.