Universal Class

Universal Class - Find it in Libby Learn skills for business and life!

Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses in over 30 subject areas—many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Courses are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter through a variety of mediums including videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and interactive opportunities with other learners. Universal Class is a great choice for both serious students and casual learners.

Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. Universal Class is best accessed through a desktop computer and is available as a Kentucky Libraries Unbound/Libby Extra. You will need to log in to KLU/Libby with your library card number and PIN to access Extras. Once your Universal Class account is created, it will need to be renewed through Libby every 30 days.

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A wide variety of courses span everything from homeschool courses for the kids (and parents) to business and accounting to dozens of cooking, baking, arts & crafts, and gardening courses. Examples include:

  • Advanced Dog Training
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  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Buying & Selling Antiques & Collectibles
  • Debt Reduction
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Gender Sensitivity Training
  • Haunted Places
  • Interview Skills
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Memory Improvement
  • Retirement Planning
  • Single Parenting 101
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
  • UFO Studies
  • US Citizenship Test Preparation
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Hundreds more!

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN-Learning button LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.

Please note: LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!

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AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Database search results and lists can be easily and conveniently downloaded, printed, or e-mailed in Excel, CSV, or PDF formats.

Plus, use Platinum Search to find or search by historical addresses, attend live training webinars with AtoZ University, or send your own marketing e-mails for free with pre-designed templates for events like family reunions, youth sports, or wedding announcements.

For Business:

  • Access profiles on over 30 million companies and executives
  • Perform industry research, find competitor information, and more with the US Business database
  • Search over 240 million residents to compile mailing lists or perform market research including income, household, and lifestyle data
  • Discover over 12 million new movers or 2 million new homeowners

For Job Seekers:

  • Search the database of over 7 million real-time job listings, powered by Indeed
  • Discover full-time, part-time, internship, temporary, and contract opportunities
  • Find resumé and cover letter templates and examples
  • Get interview tips, including how-to videos
  • Pinpoint local companies in your desired industry
  • Do your research; access company and executive profiles to identify human resources contacts and prepare for interviews

Plus:

  • Locate friends and family, including addresses and phone numbers
  • Research home market values and neighbors in the US Residents database before buying or selling a home
  • Perform background and criminal checks
  • Search for and view profiles for over 12 million healthcare professionals
  • Send free group e-mails using pre-designed templates
  • And more!

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Kanopy

Indie movies. Critically-acclaimed documentaries. Classic films. Celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses. BCPL’s newest streaming service offers all of this and more.

Kanopy provides easy access—free with your Bullitt County Public Library card!—to a cinephile’s dream library of more than 26,000 films, many of which cannot be  found on popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. While the Kanopy collection includes some blockbuster films and shows, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Call the Midwife, Kanopy’s biggest claim to fame is their unique and extensive collection of independent, international, and classic films.

Of particular interest, 420 Janus Films—art house and classic films from the Criterion Collection—are included, allowing you to stream cinematic masterpieces like 8 ½, City LightsEraserhead, A Hard Day’s NightSeven Samurai, StagecoachA Woman Under the Influence, and more on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or smart TV. The documentary selection—featuring titles like I Am Not Your Negro, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Super Size Me, The Red Pill, Don’t Look Back, and Hoop Dreams—is equally impressive.

Another highlight is the wide variety of educational and training videos from suppliers like The Great Courses and PBS. You can browse and explore videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Plus, find instructional videos on topics ranging from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science. Teachers can use these in their classrooms with no concerns about licensing—group viewing rights are free!

So next time you have Netflix fatigue and think there are no good movies left to watch, reconsider. Even if indie films and documentaries aren’t usually your go-to for movie night, you could give it a shot. You never know what great entertainment you can find if you step outside your comfort zone.

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LearningExpress Library: Job & Career Accelerator

The Job & Career Accelerator offered by LearningExpress Library can help you accelerate your career by offering expert guidance on interviewing skills, résumé writing, and searching for the right job for you.

  • Build résumés and job letters with step-by-step online builders, or use expert tutorials to create a great résumé or cover letter on your own.
  • Find your career match through interest and skills quizzes.
  • Explore a variety of occupations, including STEM jobs and the most in-demand fields with the highest growth potential. Also includes how-to guides for new veterans.
  • Learn to interview with confidence or negotiate a salary with video tutorials, plus access a variety of interview-related sample letters.
  • Find schools and scholarships matching your career goals and background.
  • And more!

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Job Seekers’ Packet

This 21-page PDF has a wealth of information and advice for the job seeker. Contents include:

    • Filing for Unemployment Benefits in Kentucky
    • Tips for Job-Hunting Success
    • How to Fill Out an Online Job Application
    • Résumé Elements & Guidelines
    • Determine Your Skills
    • Importance of Keywords and Action Verbs
    • Résumé Styles
      • Sample–Chronological Résumé
      • Sample–Functional Résumé
      • Sample–Combination Résumé
    • Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
      • Sample –Cover Letter
    • Job Interview Tips
    • Free Job Training Resources
    • Job Searching Online
    • Networking
    • Résumé Worksheet

Download the Job Seekers’ Packet here»

Career & Technical Education (KYVL)

proquest logo ProQuest’s Career & Technical Education Database includes career advice and insider knowledge on popular industries, as well as resources you might need to get the job you want. This resource is consistently growing to help professionals, students, and job seekers research and build knowledge in their selected field(s) using content from magazines, journals, e-books, and blogs.

Subjects include:

  • Accounting
  • Auto mechanics
  • Building trades
  • Computing science
  • Graphic design
  • Healthcare
  • Photography
  • Sales and retail
  • And more!

Coverage includes:

  • Careers & Vocations
  • Trade & Industry
  • Technical Resources
  • Job Search

The Career & Technical Education Database is accessible through the Kentucky Virtual Library Proquest portal. A special username and password are required for home access; ask at any BCPL service desk for the login credentials or call the main library at 543-7675.

Treehouse

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail [email protected] to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.

Find Treehouse at teamtreehouse.com.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools. Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library»