A New Learning Product for Libraries
March 26, 2020
Earlier today, we sent the following email to our public library customers announcing that we will begin building a new product for libraries.
We are excited to begin building the new product and are committed to helping library patrons build and develop their skills. We look forward to sharing more specifics on the roll out in the coming months.
We know our world has changed dramatically over the past few weeks, with many libraries temporarily closing in response to the Coronavirus. We are committed to providing uninterrupted service of Lynda.com during this time to ensure patrons have access to learning courses to build and develop their skills.
We also wanted to thank you for your patience as we worked through the plans for your transition from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. We’re excited to share that after continued discussions with the library community over the past few months, we’re taking the first steps toward building a new library product that’s dedicated to serving the needs of our library customers and their patrons.
We are building a product that gives libraries and their patrons access to our complete catalogue of over 15,500 courses in seven languages while honoring our commitment to privacy and confidentiality. This includes the ability for patrons to use LinkedIn Learning without having a LinkedIn profile, which was a key ask from our library customers and the American Library Association. Patrons will only need to provide their library card number and PIN to login.
While we work to develop this new LinkedIn Learning product for libraries, library patrons can continue to use Lynda.com until we have a new product in place. We look forward to sharing more specific timing in the coming months.
We are committed to giving you ample time to prepare and transition to the new product and we will keep you updated as we progress. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your rep if you have any questions or would like to share any feedback.