Preparing knowledge workers for
2050 and beyond.
Why Skilltype exists?
The information profession has become more digital, distributed, and data-driven. But the ways libraries and library workers develop and acquire this expertise has not kept up to pace. Skilltype was created in collaboration with libraries and professional associations to rethink the way library expertise is developed, acquired, and shared in the 21st century. Our mission is to use data and design to deliver the right skills to the right people and organizations at the right time, on a global scale.
By the numbers
Libraries, archives, galleries, and museums across five countries are using Skilltype to create stronger teams and increase their organizational capacity.
Our investors include venture capital firms and strategic partners such as The Pearl Fund, Revelry Venture Partners, Ruthless for Good Fund, and Technology by Sage.
While we are headquartered is Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Skilltypers work across opportunity zones in New Orleans, Boston, and Baltimore.
Bias Towards Action
We don’t discuss problems without having a solution in mind. We believe it takes the same amount of energy to create as it does to complain.
Every day is an opportunity to improve on yesterday. “Top of our game” is only for others to decide. We’re primarily competing against ourselves.
Our generation is the first to be connected to every people group. Our product will only reach its full potential when we take advantage of that.
Data helps our decision making only if applied with improving our users outcomes in mind. We build in service of people, not data.
We’ve served in libraries and tech companies including EBSCO, Ex Libris, Salesforce, and MIT.
Our funders believe that the future of libraries will be built by equal opportunity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Skilltype’s talent platform uses real-time data to help information professionals and their teams identify, develop, and share expertise. The platform aggregates thousands of training resources, opportunities, and talent profiles of individuals, describing each with a controlled skills vocabulary to create a personalized career and organizational development experience.
Skilltype is used by library managers and their teams, along with communities, conference organizers, and vendors that train information professionals. Customers include libraries of all sizes ranging from 5 employees to 500 across North America, Europe, and Asia. Skilltype’s largest customers have thousands of data points being surfaced to help inform career pathways and organizational development strategy.
Skilltype indexes training resources and opportunities from over 100 conferences and training providers, enhances the records with our proprietary skills ontology, and delivers them to users through a personalized recommendation engine. We also partner with training providers who aim to grow and engage their communities using Skilltype’s tools.
Small libraries can be up and running in a day or two. Larger libraries may require more conversations and take up to a week or two. No implementation or professional services teams required. Just appoint a project manager to coordinate with our onboarding team on the timeline you set to roll it out across your organization.
Skilltype is priced on a per-employee basis. Most libraries sign annual or multi-year subscriptions, but we support shorter pilots for larger organizations with complex use cases. Skilltype also works with consortia to streamline your procurement process and offer discounts for Enterprise capabilities with additional features and premium support are available for organizations upon request. Contact us to get more details.
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