In the future, 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills but today 44% of Europeans aged 16 to 74 lack even the most basic digital skills. Helping people develop their digital skills is both a key goal for public libraries across the EU and a Google priority.
Libraries Lead with Digital is a toolkit created by librarians, for librarians, that includes online resources and lesson plans to help people stay safe online, grow their digital skills and explore coding.
We are excited to partner with Grow With Google to equip libraries with resources to support and train their local communities.
A group of 10 of libraries in England and Ireland tested a series of resources around digital skills, online safety and computer science and developed a toolkit to help other libraries start running their own activities.
Check out the toolkit on the Libraries Lead with Digital website.