LinkedIn Learning: Librarian FAQs

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Librarian FAQs

What is the URL for LinkedIn Learning?
Each library has its own custom link. Your library's new link is ("oh####" will be your library's FSCS number.)
The LinkedIn Learning app asks patrons for a "Library ID." What is that?
Using the LinkedIn Learning app is not intuitive. After downloading the app, patrons will click "Sign In" then "Sign in with your library card." They are then asked to "Enter your Library ID." This ID is the library's FSCS number: oh0001, oh0002, oh0003, etc. (To find yours, contact OPLIN Support or look it up on the IMLS website.) 

To help your patrons with this process, here is a sample guide, and a version you can customize with your library's particular ID.

Are there training materials available to help us guide patrons through the new product?
What we have is linked from the Training section of our site.
Can patrons still access their old account information?
Patrons had until May 2022 to activate their LinkedIn Learning for Library account. After May 2022 that historical viewing data was deleted.
Are there MARC records we can load into our catalog?
Yes. Contact OPLIN Support to request the new MARC records.
Does LinkedIn store the library card number and PIN?
LinkedIn will encrypt and store the library card number for abuse prevention. PINs are not stored.
Will all the stats and information from Lynda Admin transfer over to LinkedIn Learning?
Basic usage metrics from July 2019 until became LinkedIn Learning is available from OPLIN's Database Usage Reporting Site. Libraries no longer have access to detailed user learning activity (such as certificates earned) or personally identifiable information (such as email addresses). 
OPLIN pulls only minimal LinkedIn Learning stats from the vendor—a count of videos watched. More usage metrics are available from the LinkedIn Learning admin; to request access to those, contact OPLIN Support.
I have concerns about the privacy of patron information that is to be shared with LinkedIn.
Online privacy is important, and it is good for librarians to inform themselves and to help educate their patrons. LinkedIn delayed their launch of LinkedIn Learning for Library so they could address librarians' concerns. The new platform collects no personally identifiable information (PII). More information about LinkedIn's general privacy policies and tools is available from their website.