BATON ROUGE – January 3, 2022 – Skilltype, Inc., the talent management platform for libraries, today announced the appointment of Christine Quirion to its leadership team as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
COO to Expand Skilltype’s Vision
“I’m thrilled to welcome Christine to Skilltype as we continue supporting hundreds of libraries with navigating today’s complex talent landscape,” said Tony Zanders, CEO, Skilltype. “Christine’s deep experience managing large teams in libraries, understanding priorities across the organization, and helping leaders leverage data in their decision making will help our customers develop the organizations required to accomplish their strategic plans.”
In this inaugural appointment, COO Quirion will be responsible for the company’s product strategy, including the strategic partnerships required to deliver world class talent development to libraries globally. Skilltype’s customer experience will also be under her leadership, continuing the direct dialog libraries have with our product strategy dating back to the companies R&D phase in 2018.
Quirion was previously the Associate University Librarian for Data, Operations, and Talent at Boston University Libraries. During her tenure at BU, she initiated improvements to recruitment and hiring for various roles, working with BU Human Resources to redesign position descriptions, develop core competencies and KPIs, and improve methods for candidate evaluations. It was during this tenure that she worked with Skilltype founder Tony Zanders in his role as Entrepreneur in Residence, collaborating on strategies to prepare the libraries for the future of work.
Prior to joining BU, she spent 20 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries where she worked as the Head of Technology Planning, Integration, and Experience. In this role, she led a team responsible for the development and execution of digital library projects, using data, project management techniques, and inclusive management practices.
“I’m delighted to work with our team, customers and partners to develop Skilltype into a platform that helps libraries become the learning organizations they aspire to be,” says Quirion. “Information professionals are key links in our complex knowledge ecosystem, so it’s a privilege to build tools for current and aspiring library workers to manage their careers and grow while they work with patrons, collections, and their communities.
COO Quirion earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut, and a master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons University. She is also certified in the Scrum project management framework, and served as a member of the Digital Library Federation Project Management Steering Committee.
Skilltype is a software company helping libraries and their workers develop talent using data. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Skilltype has more than 150 paying customers and a growing number of free organizations across five countries. Award-winning libraries such as University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, Broward County Library System, and San Jose State University iSchool, rely on Skilltype to manage professional development, skills analysis, team management, and expertise sharing with peer organizations in a consortium. For more information, visit www.skilltype.com.
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