‘Grow with Google’ workshop for jobseekers in Oklahoma

Story provided by Stillwater Public Library

The Stillwater Public Library invites community members to participate in a free, online workshop in partnership with the Oklahoma Library Association and ‘Grow with Google’ on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 12 p.m. ‘Grow with Google’ aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by providing free training, tools and expertise for people across the country to grow their skills, careers and businesses.

Now, more than ever, public libraries are natural and valuable partners in bringing ‘Grow with Google’ resources to communities across the United States. According to the American Library Association, nearly three-quarters of libraries already have job development programming in place and 90% are helping patrons learn basic digital skills. Last year, ‘Grow with Google’ committed $1 million to the American Library Association to fund the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative. 

Library Director Stacy DeLano hopes that community members will take advantage of the free virtual workshop and keep the Library in mind if they need further assistance. 

“If you have questions after attending, or still need help with your job search, please reach out to the Stillwater Public Library’s Adult Help Desk. Librarians can suggest websites, books and other resources to help with job searching. We’re also offering socially distanced computer tutoring by appointment,” said DeLano. 

The virtual workshop, “Power Your Job Search with Google Tools,” will be led by Matt Weber, a ‘Grow with Google’ trainer. To learn more about this free event, and to register, visit g.co/Grow/Oklahoma.

‘Grow with Google’ draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms and services that help people and businesses grow. For more information, please visit Google.com/grow.

To learn more about upcoming programs at the library, to schedule tutoring assistance or to get job search resources or recommendations, visit library.stillwater.org or call the Adult Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.