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Use Cases

Keeping Track of Training Activity

The problem

Professional development is ever-evolving, with a steady stream of conferences, workshops, and webinars continually emerging across various platforms. Keeping track of these educational opportunities is as crucial as it is cumbersome. Compounded by the varied formats of certification issuance by training providers. As a result, this makes tracking of training activity a daunting task.

Even adept information managers find it challenging to monitor upcoming and completed trainings. The common practice of using calendars, email folders, bookmarks, or spreadsheets is susceptible to disarray, especially during transitions between employers or computers.

The task of maintaining a comprehensive record of one’s professional growth calls for a more streamlined approach.

The solution

Skilltype steps in as a transformative tool for information professionals across all roles, offering self-service reports and tools to effortlessly keep track of training activity on a single platform.

Skilltype account holders can easily navigate their professional development journey with My Learning— which keeps a record of all viewed and completed resources. With simple clicks, professionals can acknowledge completed items, while the platform automatically timestamps their learning milestones.

Skilltype’s downloadable completion reports serve multiple purposes—from showcasing certifications and supporting performance evaluations to enhancing job applications. These reports can be seamlessly shared with supervisors or integrated into personal career documentation, such as promotion dossiers.

What sets Skilltype apart is its ability to correlate each training resource with a standardized set of competencies specific to library and information science. The connection to Skilltype’s Central Index, with its extensive catalog of over 11,000 on-demand resources and events, brings clarity to the skills acquired and the timeline of achievement.

Skilltype ensures that users have full autonomy over their completion reports, with the discretion to share as they see fit. User settings are clear and easy to navigate. A privacy check is available for all users within User Settings.  

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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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