Our Commitment to Libraries
June 28, 2019
We’re excited that the migration from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning will give our public library customers and their patrons access to 2x the learning content, in more languages, and with a more engaging experience. Our goal is to help people build the skills they need, which is closely tied to our vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.
As part of this change, patrons will need a LinkedIn profile to access LinkedIn Learning, helping us to authenticate that users are real people and further protect our members. To create a profile, the only action that patrons need to do is add a first name, last name and email address. Patrons have the same controls that all LinkedIn members do, including the ability to set their profile to Private Mode as soon as they sign up. They can also choose to not have their profile searchable on search engines. Members can change their settings at any time on their Settings and Privacy page.
We recognize that this is a change for both librarians and their patrons. Our commitment to you is that protecting our members’ trust and data is our first priority and guiding principle. Through this lens is how we make decisions every day, and we take this very seriously.
LinkedIn Learning has the ability to empower patrons to develop the skills they need to realize economic opportunity. Patrons can now access more than 14,000 courses across seven languages and they can take their learning history with them if they lose their library card or change cities.
Lynda.com has served libraries for over 20 years, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with libraries - now as LinkedIn Learning.