By Jennifer, Information & Research Manager
During the month of May, Lynda.com is merging into its parent company, LinkedIn, to become LinkedIn Learning. For Pickerington Public Library users, the migration will take place on May 5. On migration day, both Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning will be unavailable until the migration is complete on May 6.
What does this mean for you?
- By May 4, log into your Lynda.com account to download and save completed certificates. You can find those in the user menu at the top right of the Lynda.com page. During migration, your name will be removed from your certificates.
- On May 6, the library will have a new LinkedIn link to replace the Lynda one. You will be able to find that on our website.
- When you go to LinkedIn Learning for Library, you will enter your library card number and PIN. Much of your history (i.e. certificates earned) should transfer over but saved Learning Paths will not. Your personal information will not be used in any way.
- Your library card is the only connection to your LinkedIn Learning activity. If you lose your card, you can get another, but your LinkedIn Learning history will be lost. Protect yourself by downloading your completed certificates when you earn them.
Because of the update, users can access the same content seen on Lynda.com in addition to more than 16,000 courses and 50 to 60 new courses added each week. Course languages include English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
With LinkedIn Learning, members will receive more personalized recommendations, suggested courses, and learning paths more closely aligned with their career goals and educational interests. The constant stream of new content means outdated content will be retired immediately, replaced with new material and information. Users can set weekly learning goals, save progress, search by topic, or simply browse to find something new.
If you need assistance navigating the change or the new platform altogether, Pickerington Public Library provides individual help with trained librarians and technology trainers. The Technology Trainer program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio, trainers are available by appointment for one-on-one technology help.
Connect with Pickerington Public Library via phone at 614-837-4104 (Main) or 614-837-4383 (Sycamore), on Facebook, or pickeringtonlibrary.org. Library cardholders can also access services by downloading our app available on both Apple and Google Play.
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