Now that the New Year has arrived, why not take the opportunity to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one? One way to do this is to take advantage of the online tutorials offered on lynda.com, a program that USMA Library staff members can access through our affiliation with the Southeastern New York Library Resource Council.
“The lynda.com library offers over 2,326 online courses that teach software, business, creative skills, and more. The easy-to-follow video tutorials are designed for all levels of learners, and are available when and where you are ready to learn.” Sample course topics include: How to build leadership skills, Online Marketing, Presentation/Design and Delivery and Time management fundamentals. The course list also includes, but is not limited to, tutorials on: Microsoft Office, Word, Excell, Photoshop, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, iTunes, and WordPress, Google and Podcasting.
Before you can access one of the tutorials on Lynda.com, you must first register at http://www.senylrc.org/lynda Once you register, you will receive a confirmation via email from Southeastern that contains a password for sign in. There may be a waiting period as there are a fixed number of licenses for release. Registration will give you access to the site for 30 days, but you can re-register after that period if you would like to continue taking courses. . Lynda.com can be accessed from home or work with the given password.
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