Creator: EBSCO LearningExpress
Subjects: Practice Tests, Exercises, Skill-building Courses, eBooks, and Tutorials.
Access: Database – Nevada County Community Library
LearningExpress Library contains information to help students get ready for adult life, college, and career changes. Subjects include Career Preparation, Job & Career Accelerator, High School Equivalency Center, Prepare for College, Grades 4-8 Educator Resources, High School Students, College Students, Adult Core Skills, Basic Computer Skills, and Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.
The LearningExpress Library is offered through a different mode of EBSCO so while there may be some similarities in the functionality of the database platforms, what is offered is different. Offerings are organized into targeted learning centers so that a student search for the High School Equivalency Center won't get lost in the Grades 4-8 section. While there may be some crossover in the sections, like Career Preparation and Adult Core Skills, the sections are classified by the goals being sought. There are academic and career-related resources as well as tutorials for becoming a US citizen or even explorations on joining the military. As referenced above, there are also Spanish options available. Features also include website navigation, optimization for hand-held devices, portfolio creation, guidance pages, study plans, personalized learning, practice tests, essay and test scoring, detailed answer explanations when answers are incorrect, e-books available for download, and tutorials on computer skills.
Build skills, practice for tests, and prepare to leave high school with the tools offered in the LearningExpress library.
About the Organization
EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO Industries, Inc. has been in business since 1944. Starting out as a small subscription agency, EBSCO quickly became a pioneer in the library services industry.
Through vision, action and innovation, EBSCO invests in the library business to ensure the long-term growth of products, services and technologies for our customers.
From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides libraries, health care and medical institutions, corporations and government agencies with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. (About information found here.)
Walk viewers through the Prepare for College platform, showing them the options for getting ready for entrance exams, choosing a school, financial aid, essay tips, and more.
Challenge issues: N/A
Challenge Issue Resources:
Nevada County Library Selection Policy
Selection of materials is based upon a number of criteria that include:
The Library selects materials in accordance with the guidelines stated by the American Library Association in its Library Bill of Rights, and Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statements.
The Library supports diversity of expression and views in its collection in an attempt to provide patrons with a foundation for making informed decisions and formulating personal opinions. The Library does not exclude items because of the race, nationality, social, political, or religious views of the authors. The presence of controversial materials in the collection does not represent the Library’s endorsement of the opinions expressed therein. Although some materials selected may contain language and/or illustrations that may be offensive to some patrons, the Library cannot undertake the task of pleasing all individuals by censoring such items.
Active Listening Skills
Staff should listen calmly to the patron’s concerns without judgement or commentary. They should acknowledge the public’s right to challenge materials and help the patron find an alternative item that will fit their needs.
Nevada County Library Reconsideration form
Any citizen may challenge materials. If the citizen chooses to submit a written Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials, Library staff will collect reviews and accumulate data on how the material conforms to the selection policy. An ad hoc review committee consisting of the Library Director, Branch Manager, one other librarian, and a citizen appointed at the discretion of the Library Director will review the material, judge whether it conforms to the Selection Policy and submit its report in writing to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. Concerned parties will be notified of the final decision in writing.
ALA Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials
ALA Bill of Rights on Intellectual Freedom
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
LearningExpress contains different options to help students prepare for college and careers. There are practice tests, study plans, tutorials, and e-books available.