Library offers new online courses
Apr. 24, 2017
Where can you learn computer programming, hone your photography skills and get tips on writing a good cover letter?
If you answered Orland Park Public Library, you would be correct. The library is now offering a learning hub, Lynda.com through the library’s online resources.
Lynda.com is a library resource with more than 3,000 courses and more than 130,000 videos from Web Design, Education and Media Production to Search Engine Optimization. It typically costs at least $19.99 a month to subscribe to the site, but since April 24, cardholders can get all of Lynda’s content at no cost.
The idea, library staff say, is to give patrons another way to keep learning when the library is closed or when they cannot make a visit.
Patrons can get to Lynda.com by logging in through the library’s website with their library card and pin number. After creating an account - which only requires a name and e-mail address - users are set. They can watch any videos, create playlists, download course files and bookmark pages.
Once signed up, library members can access Lynda at the library, on their desktop computers or on their mobile devices.
The Lynda.com videos are more in-depth and have higher production values than many tutorials on YouTube. The website is owned by LinkedIn.
The Orland Park Public Library is located at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.