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FBCL Now Offers LinkedIn Learning Online

June 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) now offers free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning for Library for library cardholders. This online library of more than 16,000 instructional videos – created by recognized industry experts with real-world experience – helps job hunters and other professionals master the professional skills needed to compete and perform well in an ever-evolving job market.

Online video courses are available in seven languages – English, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, French, German, and Portuguese -- and automated closed-captioning is available in 25 languages. New courses are added every week to reflect the most up-to-date trends in the industries.

In addition to interviewing and resumé-writing courses, LinkedIn Learning for Library offers instruction on many different in-demand hard skills and soft skills, enabling users to master business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Users can find instruction on soft skills, such as strategic and critical thinking, time and project management, professional communication, leadership, and remote work.

Courses on hard skills enable learners to develop skills in areas such as 3D and animation, digital marketing, photography and videography, CAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, web design, cloud computing, computer literacy, Python, MS Office, and much more.

Learners are able to pursue a whole course in any of the subjects, or they can select individual sections to stay up to date on the most recent trends.

Users can access content through the LinkedIn Learning login page on FBCL’s website by clicking on the “Research” tab and then selecting the “Digital Resources & Databases” option, choosing “Subject” and then “Career & Job Help.”

They can also utilize the LinkedIn Learning mobile app after selecting the FBCL option. Mobile users should begin by downloading the LinkedIn Learning app from the Google Play / App Store. Open the app and select “Sign In” and then “Sign In with Your Library Card.” When prompted to “Enter Your Library ID,” tap on the box and enter “fortbendcountylibraries” (all lowercase, no quotation marks). Enter your FBCL library card number (or username) and PIN/password and click “Continue.”

FBCL’s account cannot be accessed by directly visiting the LinkedIn Learning homepage. To take advantage of FBCL’s subscription, LinkedIn Learning must be accessed via the FBCL website or the LinkedIn Learning mobile app after entering the FBCL library ID (fortbendcountylibraries).

First-time users will be prompted to select topics of interest. Users will need to create an account in order to track course progress, create playlists of potential coursework, and keep course notes.

Fort Bend County Libraries offers free access to LinkedIn Learning for library cardholders. Click here for information on how to get a free library card. For more information, call the library system’s Communications office (281-633-4734).

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