Burbank Public Library supports elementary and secondary school learners in many ways, primarily through the BConnectED partnership with the Burbank Unified School District.
“In August each year, our minds turn from summer fun to the start of the new school year and, generally, learning and self-improvement,” wrote Elizabeth Goldman, library services director, in her monthly newsletter.
Through BConnectED, every BUSD student gains automatic access to the Library’s print and online collections using their student ID number.
“This opens a world of learning and support to students, including books to promote reading skills and guide research projects, online tutoring, online test prep, computer access, and spaces to study or work on projects,” Goldman wrote.
Visit burbanklibrary.org/bconnected to learn more.
Learning doesn’t stop at high school, of course. The Library offers numerous learning resources for adults as well, including free access to LinkedIn Learning and Coursera.
For many, adult learning paths are connected with job prospects, and this fall, the Library will launch a new program, Job Connect Plus, funded by the US Small Business Administration. Job Connect Plus will engage job seekers in setting goals – such as retraining, certification, interview skills, or identifying aptitudes – and set them up for success in a free structured and personalized 12-week program with peer and coaching support.
Visit burbanklibrary.org/ jobconnect to learn more about this new opportunity as well as other services for job seekers. Burbank Public Library is here to support our community in learning and growing, from birth through all stages of adulthood.
“The world is ever-changing, and discovering new skills, ideas, and paths helps all of us keep up and stay engaged. Visit us at any of our three locations or online to find out what the Library has to offer for you on your own path,” Goldman stated.
First published in the August 5 print issue of the Burbank Leader.