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A conflict escalated this summer between LinkedIn and library communities in the United States. It involves recent changes to LinkedIn Learning, which was previously lynda.com. lynda.com, the online learning platform launched by prolific author Lynda Weinman, offered hundreds of online courses covering a wide range of professional skills when it was purchased by LinkedIn for …

In summary Greg Lucas and Erin Berman, California State Library: A policy adopted by LinkedIn Learning, requires patrons to share their personal information in order to access a library resource. This violates all possible definitions of privacy and makes it antithetical to the values ​​at the heart of what libraries and librarians stand for. No …

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on July 24 with new information from the American Library Association and LinkedIn. Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, providing their clients with access to the fledgling company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. But this week, library groups urged their members to stop …

The online learning and professional development platform used by faculty and staff at the University of Colorado will be upgraded in September when Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning retains the popular features of Lynda.com while providing a more personalized learning experience. These upgrades will help faculty and staff learn new skills or hone their …