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JCLS OFFERS WORKSHOPS TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS
Medford, Oregon (February 11, 2020)—Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) will present a series of free workshops that aim to help nonprofits and small businesses with technical assistance and business development. JCLS Business Librarian Elanna Erhardt will teach the workshops alongside Digital Services Associates Laura Irwin and Nicole Vukcevic.
The Grantseeking workshop series features monthly classes at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, including Introduction to Finding Grants on Friday, February 21; Introduction to Foundation Directory Online on Friday, March 27; Introduction to Proposal Writing on Friday, April 17; and Introduction to Fundraising Planning on Friday, May 29. All workshops take place from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue.
The Social Media for Small Business workshop series will cover how to create social media accounts and engage customers. Each session will cover a separate social media platform, including Instagram on Tuesday, March 3; Facebook on Tuesday, April 7; LinkedIn on Tuesday, May 5; and Twitter on Tuesday, May 12. All workshops take place from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at the Medford Library.
Business owners can learn how to leverage Google Drive tools in a series of classes, including Intro to Google Drive on Tuesday, March 24; Collaboration in Google Drive on Tuesday, April 28; and Advanced Tools in Google Drive on Tuesday, May 26. Each class in the series will take place from 8:00–9:00 a.m. at the Medford Library.
Grow with Google: Get Your Business Online will introduce participants to Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who wish to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Participants will get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website. The workshop will take place on Friday, May 15 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. at the Medford Library.
Registration is required to attend these free workshops. To learn more about resources for small businesses, or to register for a workshop, contact Elanna Erhardt, MLIS at 541-734-3992 or EErhardt@jcls.org, or visit jcls.org.
About Jackson County Library Services: The mission of the Jackson County Library District is to connect everyone to information, ideas and each other. With 15 branches throughout the county, community meeting rooms, programs, outreach to homebound residents and to childcare centers, computer classes, free internet access, 24-hour online resources, and a staff of experts, library services touch nearly every Jackson County resident. For more information about library services and locations, visit jcls.org.