CAVAL and Skilltype to provide talent management platform access to Australian libraries

CAVAL has partnered with library software company Skilltype as an exclusive distributor that provides members and other libraries in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) access to skills training and talent insights. This partnership aligns with our commitment to delivering quality solutions and services that enable the entire ANZ education and library community.

CAVAL provides cost-effective and collaborative library support services, skills, and knowledge to its member universities in Victoria. Capability building in the library sector is an integral part of CAVAL’s strategy, and we will strengthen our initiatives with the collaboration. Skilltype’s innovative platform allows us to enrich our offering and provide opportunities to the ANZ library sector to develop its institution’s capabilities to deliver quality services for its patrons and the individual.

By introducing our members and other libraries to Skilltype’s innovative technology, we will further enable them to meet the ever-increasing demand for digital literacy during a time of constrained resources.

Skilltype and CAVAL recently presented their collaborative research on rethinking library professional development and mentoring during the pandemic at the VALA2022 conference on 16 June, providing insights and value to the ANZ library community.

Request a demo at to know how your library or consortium can benefit from Skilltype.

Marie Robineau joins us as our new Language Resources Lead

Marie Robineau, who has been in the client services area with our Bookery business, has been appointed our new Language Resources Lead. We anticipate Marie will start with us on 31 October 2022. The position opened after Julie Capetola retired in September after being with us for sixteen years.

Marie brings an authentic global flavour to our Client Services, having worked in the book industry in Ireland, France and Australia. This perspective helps her quickly understand the varying customer needs and concerns and reliably address them. A strong team ethic augments her work and commitment to the initiative, along with a unique mix of sales and event management skills garnered during everything from work experience positions to the sole management of iconic bookstores. Marie’s frontline knowledge is underpinned by qualifications in Information-Communication, specialising in the Book Industry, and an Advanced Diploma in Events Management.

We will take this opportunity to thank Julie for her fantastic work over the past years and wish Marie great success with her new role.

Our next big offer to the community - ReShare - a new vendor-neutral resource-sharing platform

ReShare is an open-source, portable, resource-sharing platform based on FOLIO Library Management Platform. Its unmediated workflows help you access the group's collections and make better collection decisions (weeding/keeping).

  • It allows for load balancing by automatically sending the request to the least-lending library.
  • Allows both proprietary and non-proprietary systems to talk to it
  • With ReShare community, you can access smaller/less available collections/items and receive the benefit of extended research access across a range of emerging subjects.
  • You can stay with your current LMS and still join ReShare.

Our team is all set to provide support to you in connecting to the ReShare platform to have the first transactions flowing amongst the group by May 2023. When you join us, you become the leader in open collaboration.

Take a sneak peek into our valuable collection. To know more about ReShare and the community it builds, get in touch with us at

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Upcoming Conferences and Events:

• SWITCH Conference

We are excited to be at the Switch Conference this year between 8 to 11 November at the Albury Entertainment Centre (AEC). The themes of the conference program ‘Connect’, ‘Collaborate’, and ‘Community’ resonate with our core ideals of connection, collaboration, and community building. We will be at booth no. 31 and look forward to catching up with you there.

As a diverse and inclusive organisation, we celebrate multiculturalism in our day-to-day work. Once again, this year, we are proud to sponsor the Multicultural Excellence Awards at the conference.

• CRIG Seminar

Library Transformers: More than meets the eye
Like over the past couple of years, the annual CRIG Seminar will be brought to you virtually across three days (November 8-10), where each day will have a session ranging from 90 to 120 minutes. The series focuses on the positive ways technology impacts, influences and interacts with higher education and the world more broadly. The three events will include invited keynotes (Emeritus Professor, Deakin University, Jo Coldwell-Neilson and University Librarian, Deakin University, Hero MacDonald), lightning talks, and a workshop. And it’s open for registration now!

• PDIG Forum

The rescheduled PDIG Forum will now occur on Wednesday, 23 November, 10.30 am - 12 pm AEDT. The theme is Reshape Your Career-Readiness, and we are excited to have Jane Cowell, CEO of Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries, as one of the speakers on the day.

Save the date – There will be more on this from us soon.

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