[Libs-Or] Skill Development and Job Seeking Resources for all at Your Library

Jessica Rondema jessica.rondema at state.or.us
Fri Nov 13 15:18:30 PST 2015

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Kate Brown, Governor

State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3950
(503) 378-4243
Fax (503) 588-7119

Contact:           MaryKay Dahlgreen
                        State Librarian

November 13, 2015



Learning Express LibraryTM offers all citizens from young students to adults a range of skill development and job-seeking resources they can use to improve their lives.  Oregon citizens can use the Learning Express LibraryTM online from anywhere at any time. Features include

*        Interactive tutorials for improving skills in reading, writing, math, science,

*        Video tutorials for improving use of computers and common software programs

*        Practice tests  for high school equivalency and college admissions exams, such as the GED, SAT, GRE, AP Exams, and TOEFL

*        Tools for job searching, exploring new careers, and preparing for occupational licensing exams

*        Ebooks that can be downloaded for further review and study

*        Spanish language versions of many resources

Learning Express LibraryTM is available to all Oregon residents through the state's public libraries, K-12 schools, colleges and community colleges, as well as Oregon Career Information System sites. Getting started is easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

  1.  First-time users should access Learning Express LibraryTM from an authenticated website at local library or educational institutions, or the Libraries of Oregon<http://librariesoforegon.org/> website.
  2.  The next step is to create an individual account while at one of those authenticated sites. After that, Learning Express LibraryTM can be used from anywhere.
  3.  The last step is to explore the system and see how it might help you. The system remembers where you are in tutorials, so you can learn at your own pace and track your progress.

To locate a library in your area, use the Libraries of Oregon<http://librariesoforegon.org/> web site. Just click on Find Your Nearest Library to locate contact and web site information.

Learning Express LibraryTM is part of the Oregon State Library's Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP), a collection of electronic resources that also includes news and magazine articles and reference ebooks. The SDLP resources are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Oregon State Library. For more information, go to the SDLP web site<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/technology/sdlp/index.aspx>.

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