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Embracing a Bright Digital Future at GSU

Skilltype Elevates Grambling State University’s Digital Library to New Heights of Engagement and Upskilling.

Location: Louisiana, USA

Organization Type: Academic Library

A revolutionary leap forward for GSU’s Library

The Digital Library and Learning Commons at Grambling State University (GSU) is vibrant with new vitality and direction. Rooted in a legacy of scholarly excellence and dedication to service, GSU’s library is now advancing into a digital era with Skilltype’s groundbreaking platform, revitalizing its digital capabilities and talent cultivation.

Pre-Skilltype, GSU’s Digital Library and Learning Commons were charting the digital course unaided. The pivot from age-old practices to a contemporary talent and resource management system was crucial for their continued prosperity and relevance.

A solution of innovation and efficiency

Skilltype was the right solution for GSU because of its multi-faceted enhancements of the university’s:

  • Career Management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Evaluation
  • Reorganization
  • Talent Strategy
  • Training

“Skilltype has been more than just training. It is a bridge to our future at GSU. As we transition from the traditional Dewey decimal system to innovative library economies, each new step requires fresh training. Skilltype has been indispensable in this journey.”

Adrienne C. Webber
Dean of the Digital Library and Learning Commons at Grambling State University

GSU’s community embraces the digital wave

The advent of Skilltype marked a new chapter for GSU’s staff, who transitioned from cautious to bold digital forerunners. Embracing the shift with eagerness and a thirst for learning, the initial reservation was soon replaced by a keen adoption as the genuine benefits of Skilltype shone through—a guardian of confidentiality and an enabler of progression.

Skilltype has been transformative, evolving the GSU library team into proactive advocates of change. Equipped with Skilltype, they now actively seek out avenues for advancement, transforming hurdles into opportunities for professional growth.

Standout Skilltype features

“Employees now proactively contribute ideas and solutions. Instead of facing limitations due to a lack of expertise, they’re empowered to seize learning opportunities and bridge knowledge gaps for the library’s benefit.”

Adrienne C. Webber
Dean of the Digital Library and Learning Commons at Grambling State University

GSU’s vision to stride in clarity and structure made a reality

The roll-out of Skilltype marks a groundbreaking chapter, providing a lucid strategy for GSU’s goals for the Digital Library and Learning Commons. With Dean Adrienne Webber’s foresight and Skilltype’s backing, the library’s personnel are now adeptly positioned for triumph, ensuring their vital role in GSU’s flourishing digital frontier.

The synergy between Skilltype and GSU’s Digital Library and Learning Commons exemplifies the transformative impact of apt digital tools. Under Dean Webber’s forward-thinking leadership, GSU’s library is not just adapting; it’s pioneering a standard of distinction, illustrating that when innovation meets commitment, the narrative of evolution is rewritten.

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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