Anchorage, Alaska – January 13, 2016 – The Anchorage Public Library is thrilled to announce that Lynda.com is now available free for all APL library card holders. Lynda.com is an invaluable service that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. It offers unlimited access to over 4,100 high-quality, engaging video courses encompassing over 164,500 video tutorials moderated by industry experts in their field.
The potential for Anchorage is unlimited.
With a library card, laptop and projector, a business can now conduct staff trainings on-site and free to an unlimited number of employees. The cost-savings for the business community are significant as is the ability to have a well-trained work-force. Individuals can also learn independently at their work stations or at home.
On a more personal level, any individual can log on with their library card to access the video library where topics range from accounting, business and computer skills to game design, music and video production as well as web design and development. Lynda.com adds an average of 60 courses per month so topics are always up-to-date.
“I’ve championed a subscription to Lynda.com because everyone in Anchorage deserves to have easy access to information that can accommodate their learning needs in a format that works,” states Meg Backus, IT Manager for the Anchorage Public Library. “It’s a relief knowing we have access to reliable and thorough training materials that relieve the anxiety and mystery of not knowing something we need to know. Lynda.com is going to help a lot of people.”
The platform is incredibly easy to navigate. A user can create an interest profile, which then generates suggestions for courses based on those interests. The user can bookmark classes and receive certificates of completion. For more information or a quick link to Lynda.com, please visit anchoragelibrary.org.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]