Monday, November 7, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
Friday, November 4, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
Just a friendly reminder to everyone with a Dakota County Library card: you have free access to lynda.com! This database offers thousands of online courses and video tutorials in the following subjects:
- business software
- education and instructional design
- finance and accounting
- leadership and management
- project management
- information management
- IT infrastructure
- software development
- user experience
- web design and development
- graphic design
New courses added in the last month include:
- The Practicing Photographer
- Cloud Computing: Cloud Security
- Instagram for Business
- AutoCAD Tips & Tricks
- Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training
- Excel Tips Weekly
- Graphic Design Tips & Tricks
- Prepare Yourself for a Career in Sales
- Organizing Files and Folders in Windows 10
Plus, you can learn anywhere with apps for iOS, Android, Windows 8, Roku, and Apple TV. If you live in Dakota County and don’t already have your Dakota County Library card, simply visit one of the 10 locations with some form of personal identification.
Thanks again to the Dakota County Library for providing this amazing resource!
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
Films On Demand added 291 new videos in October, bringing our streaming video collection up to 45,811 titles. Take a look!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
Take a look at the new books we added to our collection in October. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are just a few of the new titles on our shelves. Check them out!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
Monday, October 24, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about graphic design, electricity, and motor vehicles.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. There are new and updated articles on:
New Research Reviews include:
New videos and animations include:
And finally, there’s a new video biography of Robert S. Langer, winner of the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.
Monday, October 17, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and October 19 is Unity Day. Wear orange this Wednesday to show your support for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. According to StopBullying.gov, kids who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints, and decreased academic achievement. Learn how to recognize and prevent bullying with information from these sites:
Also check out these books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
LearningExpress Library has updated its Computer Skills Center with the following changes:
- Video courses have a new mobile-friendly interface that also makes captioning and transcripts available.
- There are new tutorials for Windows 10 at basic, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
- Tutorials for resources that use Adobe Flash have been retired.
You can see the complete list of updates here. Log into Computer Skills Center and improve your computer skills today!
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | by Michael Kirby
We’re very excited to announce that Mango Languages has added two new ESL/ELL courses for Hmong and Somali speakers. Did you know Minnesota has the second-largest Hmong population and the largest Somali population in the United States? And that Hmong and Somali are the third and fourth most commonly spoken languages in our state, after English and Spanish?
Mango Languages now offers English courses for speakers of 19 different languages. If you already speak English, why stop there? Mango includes courses for 71 foreign languages. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!