“The OPLIN Board chose to invest in this online learning platform because it gives Ohio’s public libraries another critical tool to cultivate the state’s workforce, and it’s strongly aligned with the skills needed for Ohio’s list of in-demand jobs,” Don Yarman, OPLIN’s Executive Director said in a news release.
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The library groups said this agreement is the first in the nation between LinkedIn and a statewide system of public libraries. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for a variety of skill levels.
The LinkedIn service has more than 12,000 courses — everything from understanding more about your iPhone’s features and capabilities, to supply chain operations and project management, to instruction on dozens of computer software applications and programming languages.
“With this first-of-its-kind partnership, Ohio’s public libraries continue to serve as a model for the nation,” said Doug Evans, executive director of the Ohio Library Council. “Ohio already has the highest library use per capita in the United States. We are excited that this service will be available to every cardholder in the state. This partnership will help create economic opportunity and build Ohio’s workforce.”
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To learn more, visit ohioweblibrary.org/lynda/, or for Dayton Metro Library cardholders, go to daytonmetrolibrary.org and search for Lynda.com.