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Skilltype offers a library specific talent management system through its online platform. Employees complete a skill assessment and Skilltype identifies skill gaps within a library and then creates personalized training plans for each employee. Employees are matched with training offerings made available through the Skilltype repository. Skilltype does not create professional development content but pulls together existing training opportunities and matches employees to right training for the skills needed. The data and insights gleaned from employee assessments help library administrators make more informed decisions. Skilltype is applicable for academic and public libraries looking for talent management support.

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(DATE CHANGE) Vendor Spotlight: Skilltype is offering a professional development tools webinar on June 11*

Learn how Skilltype helps libraries advance employee professional development by attending the Tuesday, June 11* webinar from 2-3 p.m. Eastern (1-2 p.m. Central). Skilltype is a library-specific professional development tool that allows library administration to strategically assess employee skills and professional development needs by identifying strengths, gaps, and providing information on various professional development opportunities available through a variety of established services and organizations. Find out more about this unique resource at the upcoming webinar led by Skilltype staff. 


Discounted pricing on Skilltype is available to MCLS members. Contact or 517-939-1382 for more information and a quote. 

*The May newsletter previously listed the date as May 8. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it has been rescheduled for June 11. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you are able to attend.

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Skilltype Talent Management Platform

Skilltype was created in 2018 to provide talent management software to libraries, library workers, and their consortia. The Skilltype platform aggregates resources and opportunities from training providers, describes them with a controlled vocabulary of library competencies, and creates personalized learning experiences for every employee. Data and insights from employees are presented to library administrators to make more informed decisions on whether to recruit people from outside, or train people up to closing skill gaps. Skilltype 600+ competency resources for the library and information science (LIS) profession. Minority owned, Skilltype is based on Lousiana.

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