The Wire - October 2018

Marion Public Library is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from . Now owned by LinkedIn, has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has morethan12,000courses , ranging from computer programming to project management including in- struction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. “It's no cost to patrons, so if you have an account with us all you need is your library card number and PIN,” said David Hepp, MPL Information Services Manager . “To access go to , from any device with an internet connection and click the link.” Courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:  Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)  Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux  Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP In addition, offers courses on business topics and personal advance- ment, such as:  Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing  Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership  Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management  Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography and more “Providing is another way that we are supporting the local community and small businesses in our area," said David. "Whether you are a professional wanting to sharpen your skills, or an amateur starting from square one, can provide the instruction you need. And, it’s at your fingertips with your library card.” Self-paced business learning through Director’s Note Gary Branson Executive Director October brings one of my favorite events to Marion Public Library. The BookMarks will host their third annual Speaking Volumes event featuring Ohio author Paula McLain. Her most recent book, Love and Ruin has already been named a New Y ork Times bestseller book. More importantly, what comes along with the BookMarks event is the community partners who share our enthusiasm about bringing a quality, cultural event, such as this, to the Marion area. We would like to thank our community sponsors: OhioHealth, Merrill Lynch, Stifel, Verne Hart Insurance Carl Graphics, a division of A-1 Printing Inc., John and Pat Scharer, Buckeye Optical, Vicky and Gary Branson, United Federal Credit Union, Custom Professional Accounting, First Citizens National Bank, Johnson Property, Marion Technical College, Colonial Coin Laundry and PJ and Kreig Hitz. For more program information and updates, visit or call 740-387-0992 October 2018 Marion Public Library CLOSED Wednesday October 17 for staff development day