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LearningExpress Library: Turning Dreams into Reality for Your Patrons

by Liz Breed on 2019-08-01T08:42:00-04:00 in Test Prep, Job and Career, Life Skills | Comments

Michigan eLibrary facivonLearningExpress Library can help you make your patrons’ dreams come true.  It happened recently at the Monroe County Library System.  One of our young patrons aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a United States Marine.  He had the heart and determination of a warrior but struggled academically.  He was anxious about the written portion of the military entrance exam -- until he was introduced to LearningExpress Library. 

Extensive resources are available through LearningExpress Library for those interested in military service.  These resources include practice ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) tests and eBooks.  The practice ASVAB tests cover a wide variety of topics including: assembling objects, arithmetic reasoning, paragraph comprehension, spatial relations, and mechanical aptitude.  Every effort is made to replicate the test environment including exams with a built-in timer.  Instant scoring identifies areas of strength and weakness.  Detailed explanations of the correct answers are also provided for individuals interested in improving their test scores.  

Currently, four eBooks specific to the ASVAB can be found in LearningExpress Library.  They outline what to expect when taking the entrance exam and provide targeted lessons to build the skills needed to make enlistment a reality.  Useful information on study techniques and expert strategies for controlling test anxiety can also be found.  Having the books available in electronic format is very convenient for a generation that has grown up with mobile technology and has become accustomed to instant portable access. 

Through hard work and determination, and a little help from LearningExpress Library, the young man mentioned earlier is now serving as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marines.  There are many ways libraries can help patrons turn their dreams into reality, and LearningExpress Library is one. 

This Guest MeL Minute brought to you by Barbra Krueger of the Monroe County Library System. 

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