LyndaLibrary Updates

Lynda has delayed the migration to the new LinkedIn platform. Access will continue through March, 2020

DPL will discontinue our subscription to the LyndaLibrary online learning service at the end of March. We are actively looking for a replacement product and hope to have a new learning platform available when the current service ends. 

Some courses provide a certificate of completion. If you would like to save your certificates, login to your Lynda account and click on the menu under your name. View your certificates and download them as PDFs. 

LyndaLearning was acquired by LinkedIn and the new terms of service raise privacy concerns for library users. Users will be required to create a LinkedIn profile, public by default, and searchable on Google and LinkedIn. The American Library Association issued a statement urging LinkedIn to reconsider the new terms and protect patron privacy. 

“The requirement for users of LinkedIn Learning to disclose personally identifiable information is completely contrary to ALA policies addressing library users’ privacy, and it may violate some states’ library confidentiality laws,” said ALA President Wanda Kay Brown. “It also violates the librarian’s ethical obligation to keep a person’s use of library resources confidential. We are deeply concerned about these changes to the terms of service and urge LinkedIn and its owner, Microsoft, to reconsider their position on this.”

Many libraries across the country have already cancelled their subscriptions, and unless LinkedIn makes substantial changes, DPL will follow suit when our contract expires.
 

Written by stacey on January 17, 2020