After conversations with ALA and other industry leaders, LinkedIn Learning—formerly Lynda.com, a platform used by libraries to provide online learning opportunities to library users—announced March 26 that it has made changes to its terms of service. Under LinkedIn Learning’s revised terms, a library cardholder will no longer need to create a LinkedIn profile in order to access LinkedIn Learning. Additionally, users will need no longer need to provide an email address to use the service; they will be able to sign on with a library card number and PIN. ALA has long affirmed that the protection of library users’ privacy rights are necessary for intellectual freedom and are fundamental to the ethical practice of librarianship.
Office for Intellectual Freedom, Mar. 26