The University at Buffalo Libraries are an early adopter of Skilltype for Teams – a new talent management software platform for libraries and information science communities. Skilltype for Teams provides access to on-demand professional development by analyzing, growing, and sharing expertise while producing real-time talent analytics across the organization.
“As we continue to navigate the complexities of the modern workplace, this flexible professional development tool is exactly what we need in our organization right now,” says Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, vice provost for University Libraries.
Skilltype for Teams will give UB Library employees access to thousands of on-demand trainings, presentations, and other professional development resources from trusted conferences, professional associations, and vendors. All library employees, whether working on campus or remotely, can begin developing expertise and manage their growth and development.
“It is an honor for a flagship SUNY institution such as the University at Buffalo to entrust a critical aspect of their talent strategy with us, especially during a pandemic,” says Tony Zanders, Founder and CEO at Skilltype. “I have been following UB Libraries’ track record of innovation since their participation in the ProQuest Intota® development partnership back in 2012. We’re inspired by their culture of trying new things and look forward to helping them navigate this new era of librarianship.”As members of the LYRASIS community, the UB Libraries also have access to several additional benefits including discounted subscription costs, enhanced customer service, integration with the LYRASIS Learning training within Skilltype, and more.
Skilltype is an American human resources and software-as-a-service (SaaS) company headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Founded in 2018, the company primarily offers talent management software and application programming interfaces (APIs) for information professionals and their teams to analyze, develop and share expertise.
LYRASIS, a non-profit membership organization, partners with member libraries, archives, and museums to create, access, preserve and manage information, with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power.