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Skilltype Blog

  • What’s New in Skilltype: September 2023

    What’s New in Skilltype: September 2023

    Here’s what’s new in the latest release of Skilltype v1.34. We’re planning a series of improvements to make it easier for staff within the same organization to find one another for collaboration and we’ve updated our data and privacy policy.

  • Skilltype Database Surpasses 11,000 Trainings, Including Library Juice Academy

    Skilltype Database Surpasses 11,000 Trainings, Including Library Juice Academy

    In response to the evolving trends and interests exhibited by libraries and users on our platform, the Skilltype community now enjoys access to a repository of more than 11,000 items, including resources from our new partnership with Library Juice Academy.

  • Long Life Learning for Libraries 

    Long Life Learning for Libraries 

    Facilitating the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge that helps people to through lifelong learning is part of librarians’ career DNA. Lifelong learning is core to the mission of academic and public libraries of any shape or size. This makes libraries a natural home for long-life learning as well.

  • Strengthening Librarianship: Community, Networks, and Pods

    Strengthening Librarianship: Community, Networks, and Pods

    What does “creating community” mean? How can someone be an “expert” at creating community? I asked myself this question as I read the announcement that I had joined Skilltype, and wondered how else I could describe what I love doing, what I’m good at doing, and why I feel it is so important, especially in the field of librarianship.

  • What’s New in Skilltype: August 2023

    What’s New in Skilltype: August 2023

    Here’s what’s new in the latest release of Skilltype v1.33. You can now add your unique training and make it available to the entire Skilltype community. We renamed some of our training types to make it more straightforward to filter Skilltype training feeds. Lastly, we improved UX accessibility and mobile friendliness by replacing hover tooltips with clickable icons.

  • Playing an Active Role in Upskilling and Reskilling

    Playing an Active Role in Upskilling and Reskilling

    For libraries to undertake the comprehensive programs of upskilling and reskilling needed to adapt to this new reality, such as those described in “Reskilling in the Age of AI” in this month’s Harvard Business Review, leaders, managers, and employees must be fully involved.