• Grow With Google

    July 10, 2020
    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Karen Hiarker
    Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library Has Been Selected
    To Participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Initiative
    Tomball, Texas –  American Library Association (ALA) announced that LSC- Tomball Community Library is selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. LSC-Tomball Community Library will receive funding to provide online training on various digital topics.  The library already successfully offered several webinars in May of 2020 via the partnership with Google (Grow With Google) and will offer more in July-August 2020.
    Join us with #GrowWithGoogle for the following webinars:
    Monday, July 13th 1:30-2:30pm CT - Power Your Job Search with Google Tools
    Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools.  Registration is required.   https://bit.ly/TOMBALL-0713

    Wednesday, July 22 11:00am-12:00pm CT - Use Google Tools to Help You Land Your Next Job
    Learn how to discover new job opportunities using Google Search and organize your job search experience using G Suite tools. Strategies, tips and latest resources will be discussed.  Registration is required.  https://bit.ly/2N6eLAf
    Monday, July 27th 1:30-2:30pm CT - Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks
    Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Whether you want to build a budget, create a meeting agenda or organize your priorities, these best practices will boost your productivity. Registration is required.  https://bit.ly/TOMBALL-0727
    Wednesday, August 5th 11:00-12:00pm CT - Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely
    Learn about Google tools that can help you work and stay productive no matter where you are. Learn how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings; collaborate on documents with others in real time; and access your files from anywhere. Registration is required.
    Monday, August 17th 11:00-12:00 pm - Communicate with Calendar and Gmail
    Use Google Calendar and Gmail to share important dates, reminders and events with others. Sharing schedules helps you become a better communicator. Effective communication defines expectations, improves teamwork, and builds trust. Registration is required.
    “Libraries have long been America’s gathering place for learning. From learning new digital skills for the workplace, to creating a résumé or growing your business online, people are going to libraries as resources for professional growth now more than ever,” said Nicky Rigg, program manager for Digital Skills outreach at Google. “Grow with Google is excited to support library programs across the country to help ensure that economic opportunity exists for everyone.” 
    These Grow with Google Workshops are funded by Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, which was created so that local libraries can combine their own program offerings with Grow with Google training materials to offer virtual community workshops or other activities aimed at empowering small businesses to grow online or assisting job seekers to prepare for and find work.

    The Grow with Google initiative draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, Google aims  to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. Learn more at grow.google
    LSC-Tomball Community Library is joined in this initiative by Tomball Economic Development Corporation, Lone Star College-Tomball, Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lone Star College SBDC - Small Business Development Center. Workshops are possible through a grant funded by the American Library Association and the Public Library Association.