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What we are: A statewide LSTA project that functions as the training arm of the California State Library. Some other state libraries provide training via in-house staff. California has opted to essentially outsource training in order to leverage the maximum return on investment of training dollars. The Infopeople model provides a breadth of training topics and a depth of training expertise greater than any single library or library agency, no matter how large, could provide.

Training events per year: Between 220 - 250

Number of trainers: Over 100

Number of training topics: Over 150

Number of students: Over 4,000 per year

Training locations: 50 throughout California from Eureka to Calexico

Training formats:

  • On-ground
    • 1- day
    • ½ - day
    • multi-day intensives
  • Online
    • asynchronous, instructor-led
    • 4 - 8 weeks
    • also independent online learning (self-paced online modules)
  • Webinars
    • 1 hour
    • free
    • archived

Bottom line:

  • On-ground training -- $75 (some exceptions)
  • Online training -- $75 in-state, $150 out-of-state to participate
  • Webinars & podcasts -- free
  • Contract workshops -- $2,000 per event
  • Infopeople operations are 60% LSTA, 40% training revenue

Contact: Holly Hinman, hinmanh@infopeople.org, (626) 796-0913