West Van and North Van City Libraries launch Lynda.com

West Vancouver and North Vancouver, B.C. – Learning on the North Shore just took a big leap forward for anyone with a West Vancouver or North Vancouver City library card. With the launch of Lynda.com, thousands of self-directed online training courses are now available for anyone looking to learn computer and software skills, business and management, presentation skills, design…and much more.

“We wanted to make a great learning tool available, and Lynda.com is the best system for our needs,” says Chris Koth, Head of Digital Services at North Vancouver City Library.  “Users will get a lot out of the online classes, and can work at their own speed.”

With Lynda.com, users have free access to high quality online courses delivered by expert instructors in a variety of fields. For those who are interested, credentials for completed courses can be posted on their LinkedIn profiles as a showcase for prospective employers.

“In today’s world, learning doesn’t stop when people leave formal educational settings — we’re all learning all the time,” says Deb Koep, Deputy Director at West Vancouver Memorial Library. “Libraries are vital learning environments, and Lynda.com enables us to offer an expanded depth and breadth of subjects for people to explore.”

Lynda.com complements both libraries’ existing suite of digital services, which include streaming movies and music, language learning, and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.

To get started with Lynda, people can visit their local library any time to sign up for their cards, and then visit westvanlibrary.ca or nvcl.ca to start learning with Lynda.


Media Contacts

West Vancouver Memorial Library
David Carson, Communications Coordinator
604.925.7407 | dcarson@westvanlibrary.ca

North Vancouver City Library
Chris Koth, Head of Digital Services
604.982.3903 | ckoth@cnv.org

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