Enhance your skills with an industry leader in online software training. 100,000+ video training courses with topics including Microsoft Office products, Quickbooks, Windows / Mac operating systems, Adobe products, app design, programming, Google products, business skills and many more!
The lynda.com Online Training Library is a massive online training resource. Using their thousands of videos, patrons are able to learn – self-paced and on-demand – topics ranging from Excel and PowerPoint to Tumblr and CSS. West Baton Rouge Parish Library has purchased 10 licenses. You will be able to login to lynda.com from the library, home or work, or any mobile device with your library card and PIN to learn from established trainers almost any technology or soft skills topic you can think of!
Enhance your technology and professional skills with this industry leader in online software training. Access anytime, anywhere! Over 100,000 video tutorials on topics such as:
Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access etc.)
Intuit (QuickBooks for Windows & Mac, all versions)
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.)
Apple products (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
Web and mobile app design
Development and Programming
Time management, running effective meetings, and more
Business skills (leadership and manager fundamentals, etc.)
What do I need? A valid West Baton Rouge Parish Library card and PIN!
Where can I use it? Anywhere with Internet! The library, home or work, a mobile device.
When can I use it? Anytime! Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.
This is How it Works:
Lynda.com courses are made up of a series of workshop lessons. Each workshop lesson is a 5 to 20 minutes long video. A complete course can be made up of a number of lessons and can take several hours to complete. You can easily skip or repeat lessons by using the index for each class.
Lynda.com is free to all of our patrons. Enter your library card number and PIN.
When you complete an entire course, you can print a certificate of completion.
For a full course list please visit Lynda.comand click browse the library.
If you have any questions, please call 225-342-7920 .
We will be glad to help you!
Your Library is here for you!
April 4, 2016
How true! As the State continues to struggle with budget shortfalls and reductions in services, it’s comfo [...]
How true! As the State continues to struggle with budget shortfalls and reductions in services, it’s comforting to know that your Library will continue to operate and offer services to counteract the effects of State cuts. West Baton Rouge Parish Library is funded at the Parish level – Parish voters approved a 4.1 mill ad valorem referendum in November 2014 which will support your Library through 2025. Local funding for local services!
Please know that your Library is here for you! We offer current technology for public use, free computer use and Internet access, and a wide variety of databases for homework help, business information, and research topics.
Upgrade your skills with Lynda.com, type your resume’ on our computers, search for job vacancies, apply for assistance, file job applications, or keep up with the latest news. And remember that we have lots of free entertainment for your families – books, DVDs, programs for all ages, and much more!
Beth Vandersteen, Director
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April 4, 2016
Don't touch that dial! Hello out there in Library-Land! This is Librarian Lou coming to you with an update on [...]
Don’t touch that dial! Hello out there in Library-Land! This is Librarian Lou coming to you with an update on developments at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.
If you have recently navigated to the Library’s main website at www.wbrpl.com, you will notice a very different look. That is because the back end of the website has been totally redesigned! Our goal was to create a website that patrons will be able to use quickly and easily on all platforms: desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile. The first thing you will notice on our new web page is a less cluttered look and soft pastel colors for a very easy-on-the eye experience.
At top left, new information has been added and the buttons made more comprehensive. “Happenings” is a new term for upcoming events on the calendar. The biggest change in this area is the addition of the “Resources” button that activates the “Resource Wizard.”
The “Resource Wizard” searches the entire website for topics, events, or resources related to whatever you type in the search box. It is a customized search tool that drills deep down through the pages to find anything related to your request so you can find what you need ASAP. We hope you will find it an easy way to find anything in our website. We welcome your comments! Please click the “Contact” button at top left to send a message.
On the top right are three new buttons: (1) The magnifying glass indicating “search” for books or other library resources in our Catalog; (2) an “age group” button since many of our events are targeted toward four basic age groups: babies & toddlers, older children, teens, adults & seniors; and (3) a “like” button for reaching our three social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Common wisdom says WYSIWYG or “What you see is what you get,” but that is not true about websites. Online, it is very important to scroll down the page with the scroll bar or the wheel on your mouse to see “what lies beneath.” On our web page, scrolling down will show more features including “Staff Stories” which contains this column or previous editions of it, our Teen Zone blog, and more. The next feature is “Happenings” on our calendar, and the page ends with a place for patrons to join our mailing list. Don’t miss this chance to stay informed about the high-quality free programs and resources offered by WBRPL. There is also a button to download this newsletter to your PC or other device. Our quarterly newsletters contain an excellent overview of the many resources we offer. Collect them all!
Please let us know what you think about our new website. Until next time, this is…