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Whether you are the type of person who makes New Year's resolutions, most people can agree that there's always room for personal improvement. Omaha Public Library now offers its patrons the opportunity to expand their skills and continue learning through an online database, Learn4Life. This resource delivers hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills and personal enrichment. Best of all, it's free with your library card.
There is something for everyone. Courses range from computer applications, technical certifications, accounting, education, nursing, test preparation, law, parenting, business and personal development. While your goals can range from career development through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge to personal enrichment aimed at a hobby or fulfilling a passion, continual education is essential to all aspects of life. Learn4Life provides the tools necessary for these pursuits through a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Getting started is easy! Visit the Omaha Public Library's Resource Center at omahalibrary.org. Under the category “Educational Resources,” select “Learn4Life.” Find courses by browsing through the categories or by using the search bar. Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
Patrons can take up to five courses each calendar year and students who pass the courses receive a certificate, making it a convenient option for occupations that require ongoing professional development. Patrons who would like to take courses but don't have Internet access are encouraged to use the library's public computers.
If you would like to learn more about this valuable resource, attend a Learn4Life program at Charles B. Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave., on Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Ring in the New Year right and be a better you!