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Whitman County Library cardholders now have free access to LinkedIn Learning, a subscription website used by 78% of Fortune 500 companies to upskill their employees.
The same video courses used by the world’s top companies and taught by industry experts are now available 24 hours a day at no charge through the library.
LinkedIn Learning offers courses in software, business skills, and creative skills, and the site meets some of the internet’s highest standards for accessibility. Courses are offered in seven languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Mandarin.
LinkedIn, the professional networking site, purchased Lynda.com to combine the insight, expertise, and content of both companies creating LinkedIn Learning. This merger expands the course library from 7,000 videos to 16,000+ training videos featuring today’s in-demand skills. WCL migrated from Lynda.com to the new LinkedIn Learning platform earlier this month.
Click here to start learning today! Linkedin Learning will be the second resource listed. Users can login with their library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of their phone number, if that does not work please contact your library and we will look up your PIN for you). A free mobile app is also available. After downloading the app and selecting “Sign in with your library card”, users will need to enter WCL’s unique Library ID “whitmancountylibrary” to enroll.
To get a library card, residents can visit any WCL branch location during regular open hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all Washington residents who have a library card thanks to support from the Washington State Library and Microsoft, and made possible through Legislative appropriation.