Infopeople is an LSTA grant project administered by the Califa Group. Based in California, Infopeople provides continuing education and professional development opportunities to library staff in and outside the state of California. Training formats include all day on-ground workshops, 2-6 week asynchronous online courses, as well as free one-hour webinars.
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. Infopeople training is open to all members of the library community - academic, public, school, and special.
- Is tailored to libraries' needs
- Is developed and presented by experienced library professionals
- Offers hands-on exercises based on actual library situations
- Supplies high-quality custom handout materials
- Accommodates varying levels of expertise
- Provides individual workstations for computer-based instruction
- Offers post-workshop assistance from instructors
Infopeople offers over 200 training events per year on over 150 topics, utilizing over 100 subject experts. In an average year more that 5,000 people participate in Infopeople training events.
Grant funding allows Infopeople to offer training at subsidized rate. Fees for California residents are $75 for an on-ground or 4-week online course. All others pay $150 for online courses. Webinars (live and archived) are free.
More information about Infopeople
- Infopeople Advisory Board (effective Aug 2015)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Answers to frequently asked questions about Infopeople.
- Staff Contacts -- Information about Infopeople staff and consultants.
- Training Announcement List -- Join this announcement list to stay in touch with what's new in training, and other Infopeople events.