Other Tools

Explore resources such as Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) and Zoom to expand your knowledge and connect with others. 

Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) 

Business skills are an important part of workplace success. Both technical skills and soft skills such as communication, problem-solving and financial management are essential. The extensive video library of Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) includes courses on business, software, technology and creative skills. A Plano Public Library card is required for access. 

Follow along with these virtual library programs: 

  • Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning): Basics (7/7/2020 and 4/23/2020): Learn how to search, save videos and set up a profile to get the most out of this online learning resource. Download the course handout for additional information. 

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Zoom 

Zoom provides a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. It is available as both a desktop client and a mobile app. If you are new to attending a virtual library program via Zoom or need help getting unstuck, use this tutorial as a starting point for guidance. 

Follow along with these virtual library programs: 

  • Let’s Zoom (7/17/2020): Learn the features of Zoom to connect with friends and family 

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Social Media 

Social media can be useful in your job search or career development. Common tools include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Learn how to use these platforms to enhance your technical knowledge, market yourself and your business, and provide online spaces for interaction. 

Follow along with these virtual library programs: 

  • Promote Your Business on Social Media (8/19/2020): Learn the basics of effectively promoting your business on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, what an algorithm is, how to make hashtags work for you, and effectively engaging with your audience 
  • Social Networks for a Successful Job Search Workshop (6/17/2020): Learn the basics to set up your social networks (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) for job search success 

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  • Check out our blog posts on social networking for additional resources and tips 
  • Learn how to place ads and promoted posts, understand demographic and other targeting options, and develop social media ad campaigns that work in the Social Media Advertising Training and Tutorials on Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning). Requires Plano Public Library card 
  • Learn how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and Flickr, or watch tutorials on how to use Facebook to find friends, share pictures, and control your privacy online. Social networks are versatile and can be a great way to stay in touch with friends and professional contacts. Learn more in the Social Networks Training and Tutorials on Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning). Requires Plano Public Library card 
  • Familiarize yourself with the most popular media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and more. You’ll learn to get the most out of your usage while keeping yourself away from the very real online pitfalls. Educate yourself about what each platform is for and how best to use it, whether for your personal life, your hobbies, networking or career development in the Mastering Social Media tutorial from Learning Express. Requires Plano Public Library card 
  • Whether you’re starting a new business or growing one, the internet can help you promote your business, demonstrate your expertise, and meet new customers and clients. The Social Networking for Business Success ebook from Learning Express shows you how to create and maintain a vibrant social media presence. Requires Plano Public Library card 
  • Build your brand and maximize your job success through social networking. The Social Networking for Career Success ebook from Learning Express unlocks the secrets of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more – helping you become the expert. Requires Plano Public Library card 
  • Many people are using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with others or to find jobs. The Social Networking with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn course on Learning Express introduces you to each social networking site, explains how to use it, and walks you through the bells and whistles 

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