New Year, New Things to Explore in GoWYLD



Closeup of a ukelele that a young man is playingDid you get a ukulele for Christmas? Make a resolution to learn a language in the new year? Did you read a great book over the holidays and want to know what is next? Well, GoWYLD.net has you covered.

GoWYLD.net has an incredible variety of resources to meet the needs of all ages and interests.

Music Lessons

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with over 16,000 online courses. Here you can find courses in three major categories: technology, business, and creative. Under creative, you will find video courses for music, photography, animation, and more, all taught by industry experts. Browse Creative or search music lessons. If you search for “ukulele,” results will include the course, “Ukulele Lessons: Fundamentals” and the individual video links from the course.

Within your search results, there are also links to videos from other courses, like Develop and Care for Yourself Outside the Office, that mention ukuleles.

Once in the course, you will see video links on the left. The first video lesson will open. Under it is the transcript of the video. There is also a Notebook feature for taking notes, and links to exercise files.

Find LinkedIn Learning under the Job & Career Support subject area, or use the Browse by Title list.

Learn a Language

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more. It includes a new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. You can also create a personalized course for your specific occupation (98 languages, including American Sign Language). Occupations include everything from rideshare driver, home health aide, bartender, teacher, and librarian.

You can register and create an account or use Instant Access to take a look around. Find Pronunciator in the Language Learning subject area.

Recommended Reading

If you loved a book and want to see what’s next or find something similar — or find something new — check out Novelist Plus (or Novelist K-8 for kids). Novelist Plus is a user-friendly reader’s advisory tool. Just search the title you read and loved, and then scroll down to use the search for more. By selecting things you liked about your book, it will bring up a list of titles to peruse. Then click on WYLDCat to see if it is in your local library. If not, take advantage of interlibrary loan. You can log into your account and request the book through the catalog record or check with your local library.

Questions?

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, please contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

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