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University of Wollongong Libraries Becomes First Library in Australia to Adopt Skilltype

Baton Rouge, LA and Melbourne, VIC (April 29, 2024): Skilltype and CAVAL proudly announce the University of Wollongong’s subscription to the Skilltype platform. As the exclusive distributor of Skilltype in Australia and New Zealand, CAVAL will provide the University of Wollongong with access to the software’s skills management workflows along with dedicated help desk support throughout their one-year subscription period.

Margie Jantti, Director of Library Services at University of Wollongong replied, “We’re deeply invested in continuous professional development for Library staff – it’s the people who make our service exceptional. Rapid advances in library practices, technology development and professional capabilities requires staff to keep pace with new knowledge and applications in real-time. We’re excited to partner with Skilltype so that everyone in the UOW Library team, at anytime, has access to highly personalised skills development resources that are aligned to strategic and operational needs.”

“Enhancing the capabilities within the library sector is a crucial aspect of CAVAL’s strategy. We are thrilled to collaborate with the University of Wollongong, integrating Skilltype into their library’s organisational development strategy. This partnership empowers us to work closely with the library, enhancing their staff’s capabilities to deliver exemplary services to students and researchers.’ says Sae Ra Germaine, Deputy CEO, CAVAL.

Tony Zanders, founder and CEO of Skilltype, commented, “From day one our vision has been to create a global community of information professionals developing their expertise together. As the first Skilltype library in Oceania, University of Wollongong is continuing the pattern of innovation Australian libraries have become known for by reimagining skill development using data.”

To learn more about bringing Skilltype to your library or consortium, contact Sae Ra Germaine at or Tony Zanders at

About University of Wollongong Libraries

We aspire to advancing truth, integrity and trust through open, equitable, accessible pathways to information and knowledge and lifelong learning initiatives.  We are a Digital-First Library for a top 1% ranked University globally recognised for delivering impactful research that drives positive change. We strive to lead and advance open, equitable and inclusive digital access models for information and knowledge for a University that is highly networked and global in its outlook. The UOW Library provides services, collections and resources for campuses in Australia, UAE, Hong Kong, Malaysia and soon, India.


CAVAL was created to promote cooperation 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 also provide benefits to libraries and educational institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Skilltype

Skilltype, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, USA, provides talent management software designed for knowledge management organizations and information professionals. Since its founding in 2018, Skilltype is now used by over 200 organizations across 8 countries.

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