Six OPL Resources for Young Professionals

Omaha's YP Summit, opens a new window is going virtual for two days this year on March 4-5, with a focus on metamorphosis. This year's summit will help attendees "understand the power of transformation, big and small," according to its website. With this theme in mind, it's a great time to remind Omaha-area YPs about the many professional and personal development resources available through Omaha Public Library (OPL).

The New York Times Access, opens a new window

With all of the information available on the internet, reliable news sources are more important than ever. OPL now offers patrons unlimited access to The New York Times with 24-hour licenses that can be accessed here, opens a new window and renewed as often as needed.

Gale Courses, opens a new window

Gale Courses offers hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment that are all free to enroll in using your library card. Each course on the platform is six weeks long and new sessions begin every month. Browse the courses available here, opens a new window.

Mango Languages, opens a new window

Learn over 70 different languages with Mango's lessons, which include reading, writing and listening components. You can also download the Mango Languages app from the Apple App Store, opens a new window or the Google Play Store, opens a new window and link it to your library card to make it even easier to use.

LearningExpress Library, opens a new window

Preparing to enroll in graduate school or studying for occupational entrance exams? LearningExpress Library, opens a new window has resources that can help YPs level up in their academic or professional careers. The library includes the College Center, opens a new window, which has practice tests, eBooks and tutorials to help you prepare for graduate school admissions exams including the DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, and PCAT. For those looking to enter a new career or grow in their current field, the Career Preparation Center, opens a new window offers resources to help you make your work goals a reality.Find Your Next Great Read!, opens a new window

Book Bundles & Custom Reading Lists, opens a new window

Whether you're looking for reading recommendations for work or pleasure, OPL staff are standing by to help you find your next favorite read on any subject or genre you want to explore. OPL cardholders can request a book bundle or custom reading list using the online form available here, opens a new window, and staff will complete your requests based on your responses.

MyOPL App, opens a new window

Take Omaha Public Library with you wherever you go! Use the app to search for books, place holds, manage your account, create lists, review titles, and get information about locations.

All you need to enjoy these valuable resources (and to access all of the books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more in OPL's collection, opens a new window) is a library card, opens a new window, which is free for all residents of Douglas County and available for purchase to those who live outside of the county. Follow OPL on Facebook, opens a new window, Twitter, opens a new window, and Instagram, opens a new window to learn about the latest happenings and events at OPL, or new offerings to OPL cardholders.

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