Lynda.com access, and RIPTA bus campaign & contest

Lynda.com Now Available through AskRI.org
AskRI.org is pleased to announce the availability of Lynda.com for Rhode Island library staff! Lynda.com is a leading provider of online courses and tutorials, producing high-quality online instructional videos for learning a large range of topics including business, web-design, computer programming, and computer software (including Microsoft Office, Photoshop and more). Rhode Island library staff can fill out an application on AskRI.org (under the Librarian Center in the Librarians & Educators tab). Once approved and the license is issued, the applicant is granted two weeks of access to Lynda.com. You will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to access Lynda.com courses. Use of the services of Lynda.com through AskRI are reserved for Rhode Island library staff.
Lynda.com is made available on AskRI.org in partnership with Ocean State Libraries.  If you work in a Rhode Island public library, you may also request access to Lynda.com through Ocean State Libraries.

AskRI buses
This fall, keep your eyes open for buses promoting the services of AskRI.org! We’ll be running a campaign on RIPTA buses throughout the state through the months of September and October. To build even more excitement, AskRI is hosting a contest on our Facebook page – the first three people to post a picture of one of these buses with our ads will win some of our finest AskRI giveaways, like a mug and a T-shirt!

AskRI bus

Introducing the New LearningExpress

September marks the introduction of LearningExpress’ new look and interface, called LearningExpress 3.0.  Learning Express has been upgraded to a new platform that is more user friendly and has additional functionality.  The organization of the site is greatly improved, moving tests and guides into separate centers: College Center, College Prep Center, GED Test Prep Center, Career Center, Adult Learning Center, Recursos en espanol (Spanish languages courses for continuing education, GED prep, and citizenship), and Popular Software Tutorials.  Make sure you take a look at what LearningExpress 3.0 has to offer!

LearningExpress 3.0 Home

Please note that the update of LearningExpress and the shift to a new platform requires users to re-register their accounts.  Accounts from LearningExpress 2.0 could not be carried over to the new version. Work done on the old Learning Express will be available through the end of October, at which point accounts on the old LearningExpress will be deactivated.  Users should register for a new account at their earliest convenience; to register, follow the link to LearningExpress on AskRI.org.  Users will need an email account to use as their log-in.