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LearnHQ Launches April 1!

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LearnHQ, our single access point for training opportunities offered by SOLS, OLS-North, and OLA, will be “going live” on April 1. (Nope, that’s not an April fool’s joke. Hmm….might keep that excuse in my back pocket…)

But I kid! Things are right on track for our launch date. Still, those of us involved in the project are quite busy creating new homes for existing courses, migrating over professional information, and working out the technical kinks that inevitably show up when you try to search, sort, and organize large quantities of information and people.

What’s that?  You want to help out?  Aw shucks, thanks.  Here’s something you can do – prepare for April 1!

  1. Visit the site – It will be at www.learnhq.ca – although if you go there now, you’ll only find some placeholder text.  On April 1, we’ll send out an email with a reminder on how to find us. On that day, you’ll be able to browse a variety of learning opportunities (from SOLS and others), and register for them once you have logged in to the site.
  2. Log in –   Remember, LearnHQ is only for public library staff and trustees, so with that in mind, we’ve created a login and password for as many public library staff and board members as possible. Your login will be your email (most likely your work email) and your job will be to retrieve your password using the “Forgot password” option. There will also be options to sign up for a login and password if you don’t have one. Once again, step by step instructions will be available on the day of launch, and in our SOLS Spring Training bulletin. And support@learnhq.ca staff will be poised with fingers over the keyboard ready to help anyone who gets in a jam.
  3. Sign up – Different types of training will be rolled out throughout April.  On April 1, there will be opportunities to register for SOLS webinars and workshops, as well as recorded materials from OLS-North. Later in the spring, we will open registration for on online version of OLBA’s “Leadership by Design – Strengthening Public Library Board Performance”, developed by OLA and FOPL from CulturalDevelopment Fund Grant. And by the end of April, the EI training from OLA will also appear on the site.

I know you probably have more questions, but rest assured, we’ll have a “Getting Started” area on the site that will walk you through everything you need to know. In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at rrenzetti@sols.org.