NEW YORK — August 27, 2015 — LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, announced today that the Arkansas State Library has selected LearningExpress Library™ and Computer Skills Center digital platforms to address the increasing need for workplace skills improvement, and to help all Arkansas residents achieve their academic, career and personal goals.
The Arkansas State Librarian, Carolyn Ashcraft states, “We’re seeing a growing number of residents who are turning to their libraries for job-related support. We chose LearningExpress Library™ because it gives people the tools to improve workplace skills, prepare for occupational tests, conduct an effective job search, and write winning resumes. In addition, it provides resources for students and adults of all ages — to build the core reading, writing, math and test-taking skills that are the foundation for success in any career and in life.”
LearningExpress Library™ with Computer Skills Center includes more than 1,000 online tutorials, interactive practice tests, eBooks and computer skills videos. Patrons can prepare for professional licensing tests in allied health, civil service, education and other top fields. Students get unlimited access to college admissions and placement test preparation. There is preparation for the GED® test and the WorkKeys® Assessments for the Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) and much more. The computer tutorials help users, from beginner-to-advanced, become proficient in computer and Internet basics and popular software applications including Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint®, and Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator®.
With 84 percent of funding from the LSTA funds from the Institute for Museums and Libraries and 16 percent from the Arkansas Department of Education, these resources are available free-of-charge to all Arkansas residents through their public and school libraries (K-12, Community Colleges, Technical Schools) or directly through the Arkansas State Library Traveler Portal, http://www.library.arkansas.gov/traveler.
“We are excited to partner with the Arkansas State Library to provide workforce and academic solutions that help students and adults succeed in school, in careers and in life,” said Kheil McIntyre, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of LearningExpress.”
About the Arkansas State Library
The mission of the Arkansas State Library is to serve as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs, to provide guidance and support for the development of local public libraries and library services, and to provide the resources, services, and leadership necessary to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of the citizens of Arkansas
Information technology has revolutionized providing information resources to the public directly or through other libraries that have been revolutionized by information technology. The Arkansas State Library goals are enhanced by the speed of electronic delivery, bibliographic data storage and rapid computer communication.
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the business, education, government, and library markets. Founded in 1995, it is an EBSCO company since April 2015, part of EBSCO Information Services. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpresshub.com/corporate.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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