Digital Literacy Week: Upgrade Your Tech Skills at the Library
This post is part of Digital Literacy Week at Toronto Public Library, a week-long celebration of Toronto's digital skills and technology capabilities.
This year, Digital Literacy Week is all about connecting people with opportunities: helping you to learn new digital skills and apply the ones you've got, in order to succeed in the changing world of work.
Here are a few of the resources we offer. You might also want to check out our classes, activities and other services.
Lynda.com features thousands of video courses on business and technical topics, all free with your library card.
Safari Tech and Business Books Online
Safari lets you access over 50,000 ebooks on technology, digital media and business.
Gale Courses offers free, online, instructor-led courses on a wide variety of topics, from accounting to database management to creative writing.
HSTalks offers video lectures by world experts in the areas of Business & Management, and Biomedical & Life Sciences.
Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library offers free practice tests for the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, SAT, GED and many more.
Career Cruising lets you learn about different careers, find out what training you'll need (and where to get it), and search for Canadian jobs.
The "For Dummies" series
For a quick, basic introduction to a complicated topic, try a kids' book. We have books that introduce children to coding concepts, STEM principles and more.
Books About Careers, Technology and the Changing Workforce
by Marion McGovern
by Steve Sammartino
by Clive Thompson
by Alex Langley