The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Is a champion for African-American librarians. BCALA has partnered with Skilltype to provide skill development and professional growth for its 1,000+ members nationwide.
As a result of using Skilltype’s platform, BCALA will better understand its members’ skills and interests. Additionally, this insight is crucial for tailoring their program and training offerings to ensure every librarian gets access to relevant opportunities.
President at BCALA Nichelle Hayes, a key advocate for this partnership, states, “Solidifying our partnership with Skilltype is an opportunity for us to support a company that provides amazing resources to library staff members. This is a win-win, for BCALA and Skilltype. Because of this, I can’t wait to use the services myself.”
Founder and CEO of Skilltype, Tony Zanders, shares a similar enthusiasm, “Our vision for Skilltype has always been to go beyond libraries. Specifically, we aim to support the organizations that assist them with tools for skills analysis and development. This partnership with BCALA is a milestone for our community at large to begin using the same infrastructure to describe and advance our work for the 21st century.”
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association advocates for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African-American community. It provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African-American librarians.
Skilltype, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, USA, provides talent management software designed for libraries and information professionals. Since its founding in 2018, Skilltype is now used by over 150 libraries across 5 countries.