Job, Career and Skill-Building Resources
For Mono County Library Cardholders, the California State Library has secured access to an array of online skills and career development resources:
(Do you live, work or go to school in Mono County but do not yet have a library card? Click here for info on how to get a card or visit your local branch! Fall 2022 update: we have discontinued LinkedinLearning and Skillshare as of October 2022.)
Coursera (to access, choose Mono County from the drop down menu on the Career Pathways site linked) is a global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere access to online courses and degrees from world-class universities and companies. Through Coursera's partnership with the State Library, any Mono County library cardholder will have access to world-class, job-relevant content and credentials from 200+ business, government, and university partners, including Yale, Johns Hopkins and Google for up to 6 months after joining a learning program on the site. This program for California residents has a limited number of paid all-access seats available.
GetSetUp has a catalog of over 500 classes exclusively for older adults! During the week, GetSetUp offers more than 40 live classes every day as well as 25 on weekends. GetSetUp offers classes for older adults just learning technology, as well as classes in the following categories:
- Physical Health (exercise, healthy cooking)
- Mental Health (stress, meditation, dementia)
- Social Health (book club, gardening, pets)
- Vocational Health (resume writing, interviewing)
LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more. Currently, LearningExpress is available until September 30, 2022.
Adult Core Skills
Build your math, reading, writing, grammar and public speaking skills. You’ll also find resources in English and Spanish to help you prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.
Basic Computer Skills
Learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, and using popular Microsoft Office software programs such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and prepare for the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments, the ASVAB test, the TOEIC® test and career licensure exams.
Job & Career Accelerator
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market. Don't wait. Get started now!
College Admissions Test Preparation
Get help with writing college admissions essays and prepare for important tests such as the AP®, ACT®, SAT® and more.
Brush up on your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, math and science skills. Prepare for ACCUPLACER® and ASSET® college placement tests, CLEP® and DSST® exams, and graduate school admissions exams such as the GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, MCAT® and PCAT®.
High School Equivalency Center
Open the door to better opportunities with LearningExpress Library's High School Equivalency Center. You'll find resources to help you build your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and math skills as well as prepare for the GED®, HiSET® and TASC® tests.
Elementary, middle and high school students: Find resources to help you prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments and boost your skills in math, English language arts, social studies, science and technology.
Recursos en Español
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
Resources in Spanish (English Translation)
This center provides learning tools as well as career and citizenship resources to help busy adults improve their basic skills, earn a GED® or become a U.S. citizen.
NorthStar Digital Learning is a very basic 'how to' site for people learning to use computers or online devices, complete with assessments to assess your skill level. You'll see a spot prompting you for a 4-digit PIN, enter V898.
Brainfuse VetNow is a free online service you can access with your Mono County Library Card that features live online assistance, and wide range of tools and resources for veterans and their families.
- Click here to access Brainfuse VetNow (Library card required, contact your local library or use the contact form on this website for more information on getting a library card.)
- Click here to get a Quick-Start and User Guide for VetNow.
- Click here to watch a brief youtube tutorial for VetNow.
OnwardCA is a one-stop resource for people impacted by job-loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. No library card required.
Kahn Academy offers free online courses in a variety of topics presented by experts in their fields. Check out the Course catalog's "Life Skills" section for Careers related courses and info.
Resume guides in the library collections that you can check out with your library card. (Sort by "publication date-newest to oldest")
Career guides in the library collections that you can check out with your library card. (Sort by "publication date -newest to oldest")