21. LinkedIn Learning

Greetings again from Clark County, celebrating its bicentennial this year.

On September 1, 2018 something new will be coming to an Ohio library near you.  The website LinkedIn Learning is partnering with Ohio’s public libraries to provide free online training to anyone who holds a valid Ohio public library card.

This experiment, currently scheduled for three years, will make 6,600 online courses available to those card holders.  Of special interest to ARES members may be the hundreds and hundreds of computer courses.  Programming languages, IT subjects, computer aided design and many other topics are available now for a monthly fee, but in September the Ohio public library network will begin to cover all costs.

Before September 1st, a one month free trial is available on the website, which is www.lynda.com .  To see the Ohio specific program details, visit the site at www.ohioweblibrary.org/lynda .