Learn with Lynda.com
All Niagara Falls Public Library customers have access to an educational video database called Lynda.com. The videos vary in length and cover a number of topics like how to use Microsoft Office, how to improve your customer service skills, how to start investing, and how to play piano.
That’s not all though: Lynda.com also has a huge collection of Learning Paths! These Learning Paths are curated multi-hour courses that provide you with an in-depth look at your subject matter. They allow you to learn at your own pace, many come with downloadable and practical coursework, and they’re all taught by vetted industry professionals.
Here’s a list of 5 learning paths available on Lynda.com that you can follow:
Become a Bookkeeper
Bookkeepers are essential to the success of small businesses. This path will teach you how to use QuickBooks and will help you build a strong foundation in accounting, small business finance, and the best practices of bookkeeping.
Become an IT Technician
Learn the core concepts of PC maintenance to prepare for a job as an IT technician. From deployment, administration, and networking fundamentals for Windows 10 to the basics of PC anatomy and troubleshooting, this path will allow you to develop the skills needed to identify and resolve IT issues.
Become a Social Media Marketer
Social media has dramatically altered marketing by allowing businesses to authentically engage with their customers. In this learning path, discover how to leverage social media in your overall marketing strategy and learn best practices to successfully connect with consumers.
Become a Web Designer
Today's web designer balances clear, concise design skills alongside a strong foundational background in the technology of the web. This learning path cover the skills you need to design rich, engaging websites and applications that look beautiful on both desktop and mobile devices.
Become a Music Producer
A music producer is an all-in-one engineer, mixer, lyric writer, melody creator, and project manager. Start here to learn how to guide the record making process, whether shaping the sound of another artist or creating music for your own project.
If you’re intrigued by this list and want to take one of these learning paths to further your career and your life, don’t worry - accessing Lynda.com couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is go to my.nflibrary.com, click on the lynda.com button on the right hand side of the homepage, type in your card number and PIN, and login. If you have any questions about Lynda.com, give the library a call at 905-356-8080 and someone will be happy to help.
Laura Chadwick is the Information Resources and Connections Librarian with the Niagara Falls Public Library.