Collaboration and Team Building in Practice

I hear from a lot of folks throughout my different channels about imposter syndrome and lack of training for new managers. This isn’t surprising as most library and information science programs don’t offer managerial courses. Reviewing leadership styles, budgets, and managing personnel is rarely discussed, but incredibly helpful for not only those who are interested in becoming managers, but those who aren’t. Management at any experience level can be trying, but there are things you can do to feel more confident, or at least, understand you’re not alone!

Here are some of the things I thought about and established with my team early on.

Announcing Skilltype Working Groups

The amount of one-off feedback we receive has finally become overwhelming. This is what we needed to pull the trigger on creating more formal ways for the community to shape the product and policy decisions at Skilltype. We’re thrilled to announce 7 working groups, led by members of the community to create formal feedback loops … Read more

December 2018 Product Update

Happy holidays peeps :) We decided to use the time that you’d be away from your computers to work on our infrastructure. Here are a few highlights. User Roles Today, Skilltype views everyone the same. Everyone is limited to logging in, creating, editing, and viewing their profiles. We can also manage personal settings. But to … Read more