Updated 3/28/20: LinkedIn has changed their previously-announced plans for the version of Lynda.com that will be offered to libraries. Read on for a statement from LinkedIn Learning Solutions.
We… 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 log in.
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.
Greene County Public Library will provide you with the latest news on any changes to the Lynda.com service as we learn more details.
One of the library's most popular online learning resources is getting a new name. Our Lynda.com resource is becoming part of LinkedIn Learning. After the change, all your favorite Lynda.com courses and learning paths will still be available for free. Just log in to the updated resource with your LinkedIn account and library card to continue learning where you left off.