Your Guide to Learning Express

Have you heard the news about your free access to Learning Express, which is now part of the Electronic Library of Minnesota (ELM)? We did an earlier post about the other resources that remain in ELM, but this addition is exciting news. Take a moment, take stock of everything at your disposal in working with your end-users. 

A meeting of nibsWhat is included in Learning Express? In a nutshell….

  1. LearningExpress Library
    Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers including School Center, College Preparation Center, College Center, High School Equivalency Center, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish Center).
  2. LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
    Test preparation and skill building tools related to career and job readiness available through the LearningExpress Library.
  3. LearningExpress Computer Skills Center
    Interactive multimedia training tutorials to develop computer and internet skills available through the LearningExpress Library.

See a More Detailed Description of What is Included in These Three Resources

Do You Need Information About How to Get Set Up?

Need Usage Stats on LearningExpress? In order to obtain usage statistics for your institution on these resources, follow these three easy steps:

  1. Locate your library’s access code in this spreadsheet.
  2. Register with your access code. (Up to 10 people at your institution can register with a single access code.)
  3. Log in to the LearningExpress Usage Reports site.

Need a Little Training? Below is a list of new Minitex webinars that highlight LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator! (Click on each link for  specific class dates, times, and descriptions)

LearningExpress for Public Libraries

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress for Academic Libraries

LearningExpress Library K12 Resources

ELM for Public Libraries

Britannica School Educator Resources

ELM K-5 Resources and the New Kids InfoBits

An Electronic Library for Adult Basic Education

ELM Advanced

History Day Resources in ELM

Google, Library Resources, & Your Students


Still Need More? New this year…… Office Hours for ELM Assistance

Wednesdays @ 11:00am – 12:00pm through 12/17

  • Ask ELM questions!
  • Ask for a quick ELM resource demo!
  • Ask about ELM content!
  • Ask about ELM usage statistics!
  • Ask about setting up ELM!
  • Ask about searching ELM!

Just show up at my (Jennifer Hootman’s) online office and ask anything about ELM!

All of us in Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction can be reached for ELM questions and conversation anytime (  or 612-624-4150).

Jennifer says…..”This Fall I’m piloting additional weekly office hours when you can meet with me online through our Adobe web conferencing software. It’s easy!  Just register, and I’ll send you the link to my online office.  If my office hours don’t work for you, just let me know when you can meet”

Jennifer Hootman, Librarian
Reference Outreach & Instruction

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