Starting August 1, the terms of LibraryLinkNJ’s contract with Lynda.com are changing.
Previously, we’ve been able to offer our 30 licenses to colleagues on a monthly rolling basis. Now, we need to offer those licenses to individual staff members at member libraries on a fixed & permanent basis for the remainder of our contract with Lynda.com.
We’re holding a lottery to assign licenses. If you win a license, it will be yours to use as an individual until the conclusion of our contract with Lynda.com in April 2019.
To distribute the licenses equitably among staff at our member libraries, we’ll use a lottery process, taking registrations from up to 60 colleagues and then selecting winning entrants using a randomizer.
The lottery will open on August 1 and will close on August 14, or when we receive 60 lottery registrations, whichever occurs first. We’ll complete the lottery process and inform winning colleagues by August 20.
The estimated timeframe for winning colleagues’ use of their individual Lynda.com licenses will be September 4, 2018 - April 15, 2019.
Free to LibraryLinkNJ member libraries!
We are very excited to provide our members with the wide range of online training programs on lynda.com.
The lynda.com Online Training Library is a massive online training resource. Using their thousands of videos, members are able to learn -- self-paced and on-demand -- topics ranging from Excel and PowerPoint to Tumblr and CSS.
"I completed my first Lynda.com course and I am thrilled!! The WordPress Essential Training was EXACTLY what I needed to bring my job to the next level. I can’t vouch for other instructors, but Morten Rand-Hendriksen was fabulous – he described everything in detail, provided step-by-step instructions, illustrated the lesson, then reviewed. This course has empowered me to do what I need to do for my job and I can’t wait to take my next Lynda.com course. Thanks so much – you guys are awesome!!" Pat Bruder, Grants & Special Projects, Educational Information & Resource Center at South Jersey Technology Park.
See all the available workshops & system requirements on Lynda.com
The course list includes, but is not limited to:
Apple OS X
How This Works
- Lynda.com courses are made up of a series of workshop lessons. Each workshop lesson is a 5 to 20 minutes long video. A complete course can be made up of a number of lessons and can take several hours to complete. You can easily skip or repeat lessons by using the index for each class.
- Please see the Lynda.com license update notice above, and the connect to registration to enter the lottery process will be available at the top of this page. The lottery opens on August 1, 2018. To use the LibraryLinkNJ account at lynda.com, you must have a LibraryLinkNJ website User Account. You need to log into your User Account to complete the online registration form.
Registation is a 2-step process.
- First you register with us. We will inform the winning colleagues by August 20, 2018. We will batch and activate the access to lynda.com for you.
- After we activate access, you will receive a message from lynda.com with further instructions on how to complete the process.
- We urge members at medium-sized and large libraries to seek approval from their supervisors before registering. This service is designed to complement individual staff training needs, not to replace multiple staff in your library all taking the same training at the same time.
- The access to lynda.com is web-based. This means that the access is available from any computer, tablet or mobile device.
You must have a current version of QuickTime or Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
- QuickTime (Mac & Windows) is a free download available here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Windows Media Player (Windows only) is a free download available here:
- When you complete an entire course, you have the option of printing out a certificate of completion.
- Our Member Services staff person (Carol Fishwick: firstname.lastname@example.org, 732-752-7720) is the Account Administrator and will activate lynda.com accounts, and send the account information to each registrant by email via the lynda.com system.
- Registrants must complete the setup of their activated account within 48 hours of receiving their "Welcome" email containing the instructions. If they do not, their account will be deactivated and the access will be reassigned. To ensure prompt delivery of email notifications, please add email@example.com to your email Address Book or have your IT person add it to your email "White" list.
If you have any questions about registration and account or access information, please call Carol Fishwick at 732-752-7720. Carol is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the program. Please call and do not email Carol. If Carol is not in the office, your email will not be answered in a timely way. A phone call to the office should reach Carol or someone else who can help you.
If you have other questions about the lynda.com service, please contact our Assistant Director, Joanne Roukens at 732-752-7720.
We welcome your feedback on all aspects of Lynda.com.