GI Library receives funding for workshops through Google sponsored program

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Knowing what to put on a resume and how to create one can be tricky, but the Grand Island Public Library - and Google - are ready to help.

The GI Public Library has been selected for a program called Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, and received a grant to put on a workshop for job seekers. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

The GI Public Library has been selected for a program called Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association that's sponsored by Grow with Google.

Through the program, the library received a $1,000 grant that allows them to combine their knowledge and resources with Google materials to offer a community workshop for job seekers.

The class will revolve around how to make a resume using Google Docs. The library will use lesson plans and videos from Google that people can follow along with at their own pace.

"Maybe there are people out there that don't have the opportunity to make a resume, and they need help. They just have no idea where to start. So hopefully they'll be able to go out there and feel confident when they apply for a job," said Lori Medlin, one of two people from the library who will help instruct the class.

The resume class will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm. on February 25 at the library. They're only taking 12 people. Medlin said if you're interested you need to register by February 23. You also need to have or create a gmail account to participate.

This class is somewhat of a test run. If it goes well the library will apply for a larger $3,000 grant to put on similar classes.