[Libs-Or] FW: Apply now for $2000 to support virtual digital skills programming!

Arlene Weible arlene.weible at state.or.us
Tue Apr 28 08:59:12 PDT 2020

From: Scott Allen [mailto:sallen at ala.org]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Dear library staff and advocates,

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills<http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google>, an initiative of ALA & PLA, is looking for public libraries to APPLY NOW for $2,000 in funding to offer virtual digital skills and workforce development programming.

  *   Who should apply: Public libraries that want to start virtual digital skills programs or those are interested in testing out a new resource or two.
  *   Program benefits: We are providing $2,000 in funding plus marketing support, a community of practice, and advocacy tools for libraries offering virtual programs that are geared toward job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs - the people who come to your library to build skills and grow their careers or businesses.
  *   Requirements: Full details are available on the website, including the application, which is minimal, and reporting requirements, which are brief. We mainly want to learn about how your library is virtually assisting job seekers and empowering small business owners with digital skills, and provide feedback on Grow With Google resources.

Curious? You can preview the brief application<http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google> and apply on the Libraries Lead website.

What do I need to do? Plan and host a virtual workforce event using one of the Grow with Google resources listed on the project website.  Selected libraries also receive an "Awardee Toolkit" which includes marketing and outreach materials to help you hold a successful event.

Questions? Email LibrariesLead at gmail.com<mailto:LibrariesLead at gmail.com>.

Scott G. Allen, MS
Deputy Director, Public Library Association
a division of the American Library Association
50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL  60611
312.280.5858, fax 312.280.5029

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