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A New Learning Product for Libraries

LinkedIn: “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 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 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…” [Although not recent news, it was new to me.]

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