Manage library types

Learn how to rename library types and control which library types appear on job descriptions and user profiles

In this article:

About library types

CompetencyCore offers nine types of libraries: Competencies, Responsibilities, Education, Certification, Knowledge Areas, Experience, Working Conditions, Languages, and Additional Information. Competencies are used in each module, from Jobs to Learning Resources. The other library types are optional on jobs, and some can be included in user profiles and test questions. You can control the library types on your site on the Manage Library Types page. 

Renaming library types

You can customize library type names so your job descriptions reflect the terminology used within your organization. For example, you might want to change “Responsibilities” to “Tasks” or “Knowledge” to “Skills”. The icons remain the same, so we don’t recommend making changes that are very different from the original names.

Note: The Competency library type cannot be renamed.

  1. Click the gear icon on the top right of your screen.
  2. Expand Architecture in the Administration menu and click Library Types.
  3. Select a library type to open a side panel.
  4. Click the pencil icon. Enter each variant of the new name and click Save.

Renaming a library type

The new name replaces the default names on pages and menu options throughout CompetencyCore. Library names will not be replaced automatically and will need to be modified manually. To rename a library, follow the steps in the Manage Libraries article.

Assigning library types to Jobs

Competencies are assigned to Jobs by default and can’t be unassigned. Others are optional.

  1. Click the gear icon on the top right of your screen.
  2. Expand Architecture in the Administration menu and click Library Types.
  3. Select a library type to open a side panel.
  4. Select Jobs to assign the library type.
  5. Deselect Jobs if you don’t want that library type to show up on jobs. Click Unassign to confirm. Existing content will be hidden until you reassign the module. Note that if that type of library item is included on published jobs, the type can’t be unassigned.

Assigning a library type to Jobs

Assigning library types to Profile

There are five library types that can be assigned to Profile:

  • Competencies
  • Education
  • Certification
  • Knowledge Areas
  • Languages

Competencies are assigned to Profile by default and can’t be unassigned.

  1. Click the gear icon on the top right of your screen.
  2. Expand Architecture in the Administration menu and click Library Types.
  3. Select EducationCertificationKnowledge, or Languages to open a side panel.
  4. Select Profile to assign the library type.
  5. Deselect Profile if don’t want that library type to show up on user profiles. Click Unassign to confirm. Existing content will be hidden until you reassign the module.

Assigning a library type to Profile