Lots of people have New Year’s resolutions. Yours might be to learn a new skill or language. If so, Chandler Library has the resources for you! Check out our newest online resource: Kanopy. Best known for streaming video including independent films and documentaries, Kanopy also has an extensive collection of instructional resources, such as business skills, teacher education development and The Great Courses series. Use your library card to sign in from home, then create a free account to receive 10 free video credits per month.
For more video learning, check out lyndaLibrary from Lynda.com. From business and marketing courses, to Teacher Tech Tips for K-12 educators, to an extensive collection of computer and software learning (Office, using your iPad, programming and more) lyndaLibrary offers a wide range of courses with an emphasis on using technology. Your library card gives you access to all these videos for free!
We also have numerous language learning resources. Mango Languages offers our largest collection of materials online, with over 70 languages as well as foreign films to help boost your comprehension. Just looking for a quick lesson? Try PowerSpeak, with brief lessons in eight languages to get you speaking the basics right away. Rocket Languages has downloadable audio lessons that you can play on your iPod or mobile device and includes American Sign Language.
We have information for those ever-popular health and wellness resolutions, too: online in Health & Wellness Resource Center, from our RBdigital magazine database, and on our nonfiction bookshelves in the 610s. If you have a different goal in mind, check us out - we probably have something for you!