Preparing For Post-COVID Professional Development With Skilltype: A Digital Marketplace For Information Professionals

LAS is excited to announce our collaboration with Skilltype! Join founder Tony Zanders for a live demonstration, roadmap preview, and Q&A session as we unveil this new platform:

Date: 29 October 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 10–11 am
Platform: Via Zoom (Details will be sent to you after registration)

Skilltype is a platform that assists libraries and information professionals with job skill analysis and development to “future-proof” professions in this realm. It will assist with “analyzing, developing and sharing expertise” so that libraries and other information centers can make the most of their workforce.

This talk will focus on developing LAS members as lifelong learners. Skilltype uses a shared descriptive framework by incorporating core competency frameworks across LIS community, including IFLA, ACRL, NASIG, & SLA.

More importantly for you, it aggregates global conference and professional association content and surfaces the most relevant resources and opportunities based on your interests. 

Get a clearer understanding of the platform and its key features so you can access PD presentations, trainings, videos, articles, and more all in one place.

About the Speaker

Tony Zanders is an award-winning software entrepreneur and library technology executive. He serves as the Founder and CEO of Skilltype – a software company developing talent management tools for libraries. He is also the inaugural entrepreneur in residence at the Boston University Libraries. In this remote appointment, he advises the University Librarian on talent management, while designing new solutions in recruitment and retention for the university and its libraries. Prior to BU, Zanders served in executive roles at EBSCO and Ex Libris. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and children.


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