In response to the evolving trends and interests exhibited by libraries and users on our platform, Skilltype’s content team has added 800 new resources to Skilltype’s curated index of training material. These resources reinforce our dedication to offering the most relevant and current content to support our community’s professional development needs. As a result of this expansion, the Skilltype community now enjoys access to a repository of more than 11,000 items.
Partnering with Library Juice Academy
We’ve integrated links to 200 courses from Library Juice Academy in response to customer feedback. The Library Juice Academy courses linked through Skilltype provide customers with the opportunity to register for live courses led by industry practitioners. Students who register for and complete Library Juice Academy courses will be eligible for certificates equivalent to continuing education units. While these new resources have broad applicability to information professionals across different settings, their emphasis on skills development significantly enhances professional competence and performance.
Tony Zanders, Founder and CEO at Skilltype, underscores the partnership’s alignment with Skilltype’s vision for personalized talent development. “Library Juice Academy is a well-respected name in the area of continuing education for librarians. I’m delighted to have its extensive course catalog available on the Skilltype platform, which will recommend upcoming courses to our members when the topics match their stated interests and goals. Members can take advantage of a discount for each course, and can plan a targeted professional development goal through completion of these courses in addition to the thousands of resources available on the platform.”
Rory Litwin, President of Library Juice Academy, offers insights into how Skilltype’s platform will amplify the reach and impact of Library Juice Academy’s offerings. “We’re excited to enter into a partnership with Skilltype. We like their potential for being in a central position in the library professional development landscape, and it makes sense for our courses to be included in their platform.”
What’s New for Academic and Public Libraries
For academic libraries, we’ve updated our content to match the rapidly advancing technological landscape. We’ve incorporated cutting-edge themes like Generative Artificial Intelligence and Systematic Reviews. We’ve also added resources for Programming and Coding from various providers. Additionaly, we’ve extended our coverage to digital audio and video. Our offerings now include key digital library applications like Omeka. We also cover 3D imaging and programming languages like R and Python.
For public libraries, we’ve intensified our focus on community-centric services. Newly available resources cover essential areas such as Interlibrary Loan, Conflict Resolution, Marketing, Podcasting and tools like Canva, Hootsuite and more.
We have refreshed library cataloging fundamentals, subject headings, and classification with resources from the Library of Congress. We have also added resources that support student success, open educational resources, and integrations with learning management systems like Canvas.
Visit Skilltype’s Browse page and explore the expansive range of available resources. Use the skills, products, and conference tags to tailor your exploration to your interests and needs. You can add any tag to your interests and weekly recommendations by clicking on the + button in the header. Enjoy this enriched content universe and leverage it to elevate your skills and competencies with Skilltype.
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About Library Juice Academy
Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities.
Skilltype is the exclusive provider of talent management software designed for libraries and information professionals. Founded in 2018, Skilltype is now used by over 150 libraries across 5 countries, and headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.