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CAVAL and Skilltype Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Talent Management Platform Access to Australian Libraries

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Baton Rouge, LA, and Melbourne, VIC (July 15, 2022) — Australian library consortium CAVAL has partnered with library software company Skilltype as an exclusive distributor, providing members and other libraries in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) who subscribe with access to skills training and talent insights.

CAVAL provides cost-effective and collaborative library support by way of services, skills and knowledge to the eight universities who are members in the state of Victoria.

As part of their ongoing effort to deliver quality solutions and services that enable the larger ANZ education and library community, CAVAL has become Skilltype’s exclusive distribution partner in the region, providing access to the platform along with ongoing training and support.

Through this partnership, CAVAL will also meet several objectives including an improved facilitation of their mentorship program using skills and interests insights from the platform to match experienced librarians to mentees.

"We are excited to be collaborating and partnering with Skilltype. Capability building in the library sector is an integral part of CAVAL’s strategy. Skilltype’s innovative platform allows us to enrich our offering and provide opportunities for the ANZ library sector to develop the institution’s capability to deliver quality services for their patrons as well as the individual,” states Jaime McCowan, CEO of CAVAL.

By way of this latest endeavor with Skilltype, CAVAL will also strengthen its Capability Building Initiatives, exposing its members and other ANZ libraries to Skilltype’s innovate technology for training and development, resource sharing, and talent insights, further helping participating libraries to meet an increased demand for digital literacy during a time of constrained resources.

“CAVAL has been at the forefront of 21st century library skill development for years now, including their involvement in Australia’s Digital Dexterity initiative before the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to continue supporting their contributions to the community with new tools to incorporate data in the conversation,” shares Skilltype Founder & CEO, Tony Zanders.

Skilltype and CAVAL recently presented their collaborative research on rethinking library professional development and mentoring during the pandemic at the VALA2022 conference on June 16, providing insights and additional value to the ANZ library community.

To learn more about bringing Skilltype to your library or consortium, visit skilltype.com and request a demo for your institution.


About CAVALLtd. 

CAVAL Ltd was created to promote co-operation between Victorian academic libraries for the benefit of its membership. Since then, it has evolved into a relevant and key driver in the global library environment, ever- expanding and diversifying. While members remain the core focus, the quality solutions and services offered by CAVAL provide benefit to libraries and educational institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand.


About Skilltype

Skilltype is a library software company specializing in using data to create modern talent management workflows. Libraries across six countries use Skilltype to provide personalized training to their employees, identify skill gaps, and make data-informed decisions on whether to recruit, reskill, or share expertise. Skilltype was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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