DeKalb Public Library to host Google apps workshop


Madelaine Vikse

The DeKalb Public Library hosts a variety of workshops for adults and children (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

DeKALB — The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will be hosting a register-only workshop on how to use Google apps from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday. The course includes tips and tricks on how to grasp the basics of the mechanics of Google apps.

With the rise in demand for digital tech skills in the job market, more people are turning toward applications like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. The library is deciding to help with this by teaching people to use various Google apps.

The event has been held once before prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is resuming again this year. 

“The event was very successful last time and it was received positively, said Kelsey Racine, a librarian at the DeKalb Public Library. “The idea is to help people learn the skills they need to adjust to a digital landscape.”

The event is aimed towards adults who want to learn how to get acquainted with digital workspaces, in this case Google apps would be the platform to use. 

“The workshop will cover Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets and Google Drive,” Racine said. “This would help a lot of people who have been out of the job market for a long time and don’t have access to computers at home.”

Those interested can register by calling 815-756-9568 or through the library’s website. Registration will close once 50 people have signed up. So far, around 20 people have signed up to attend, Racine said.

“The goal is to help the greater DeKalb community by hosting this event,” Racine said.