For Vermont State Employees (and any Vermont State Library card holders) there are several online resources available. These can be accessed 24 hours a day from any location and device.
The Vermont Online Library (VOL) offers a wide array of electronic databases through Gale/Cengage on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. The information is produced by known and trusted publishers. Click the logo to access VOL, and contact April Shaw (April.Shaw@vermont.gov) with any questions, or to schedule an instruction session for your office.
LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. The subscription includes Job & Career Accelerator, a job and career platform where job seekers can explore occupations, find career matches based on interests and skills, search for jobs and internships, search for scholarships, write winning resumes and much more. Also included is computer Skills Center, where one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer, the Internet and popular software applications with these self-paced, easy-to-use online tutorials —in beginner to advanced levels. Click the logo to access LearningExpress, and contact April Shaw (April.Shaw@vermont.gov) with any questions, or to schedule an instruction session for your office.
Universal Class is an online learning platform offering over 500 continuing education courses on a diverse array of topics. To use Universal Class, first register online by clicking the logo above. If you have already registered you may go straight to the Login page. You will then be able to participate in classes at your own pace and correspond with your instructors. You have up to six months to complete an individual class, and a certificate will be provided upon successful completion. Please contact April Shaw (April.Shaw@vermont.gov) with any questions.
By using the Libby app from Overdrive, state employees can access high-quality, downloadable eBook and eAudiobook titles. This program includes titles for adults, children and young adults and includes a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, including best-sellers. The platform has over 9,400 downloadable eAudiobooks, over 725 downloadable e-books, Pimsleur language eAudiobooks, Great Courses (Ex. Practicing Mindfulness, Financial Literacy, and The American Civil War). To access these resources click the logo to download the Libby app for iOS or Android and choose "Vermont Department of Libraries" as your library. Your account login will have your barcode set as username and password by default. You can change the password after you log in for the first time.