Give Your Career a Boost!

Are you trying for a promotion? Hoping for a raise? Applying for a position with more responsibility?

One great way to make yourself a more attractive employee is to continue to refresh and improve your skill set. KCLS offers free access to for library patrons. has a wealth of classes you can watch from home at your own pace. Classes are broken down into small segments so you can squeeze in 10 minutes after the kids go to bed or watch a video while you brush your teeth in the morning and gain the skills to shine in the workplace. Here are just a few examples of the many career focused classes available from the library's free subscription to

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Managing Up:
Most people in the workforce have at least one boss. Sometimes you have a supervisor and a totally separate project lead to deal with as well. Being able to work effectively with whoever manages your work is crucial to succeeding. Learn how to decode your boss's style, find communication methods and tips for working within that style, and take charge of your own career no matter what kind of boss you have. This tutorial is 1 hour and 3 minutes long.

Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, Text:
How you communicate with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors impacts how you are perceived in the workplace. Make sure your communication is carrying the message you intend. Ensure you know how to demonstrate your professionalism, respect, and consideration in the workplace by learning how call, email, and text appropriately in a business setting. This tutorial is 59 minutes long.

Finance for Non-financial Managers:
No matter what your position or organization, understanding budgets and other financial documents will allow you to better articulate the value of your department, ensure you have the funds to meet your business-critical needs, and allow you to make decisions that will get you noticed. This tutorial is 1 hour and 27 minutes long.

Team Collaboration in Office 365:
Does your office have Microsoft's new Office 365?  Impress your coworkers by learning the tips and tricks that will make you effective at confidently using the collaborative features of this tool to work efficiently with shared documents and calendars. This tutorial is 2 hours and 23 minutes long.

Conflict Resolution Fundamentals:
One of the trickiest things to do at work is negotiate through a conflict. Conflicts often bring up strong emotions in all parties, interrupt your ability to get things done at work, and can threaten the crucial relationships you need to foster to succeed. This class will allow you to learn a process to successfully and professionally resolve workplace conflict to ensure you sidestep all the pitfalls conflict presents. This tutorial is 49 minutes long.

Do you have another skill set you need to learn for your work place? Search for yourself by accessing Lynda from the Online Library section, or contact us for help finding a tutorial on a topic you need to put a little extra shine on your workplace performance or shine up your resumé.


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