Constantly shifting responsibilities, strategies, and toolsets require today’s information professionals to continue learning throughout their careers. The Educopia Institute facilitates and coordinates efforts across the broad spectrum of hosts and trainers of continuing education and professional development offerings. We conduct “state-of-the-field” research and distill our findings into reports that document and analyze the work underway in continuing education programs nationwide. Through this research, we help to identify fruitful areas of unmet need, highlighting these as promising investment areas for funders and existing hosts/trainers. We also identify and help funders, hosts, and trainers to streamline oversaturated areas, where hosts and trainers are overlapping or duplicating efforts. We strive to increase partnerships and alliances between the variety of organizations and individuals who produce continuing education and professional development programs on information management topics for libraries, archives, museums, and research centers. Our work serves to enhance national educational efforts and to help those involved in this crucial work to complement, not supplant, each others’ efforts, and to work together to create a more sustainable continuing education environment.
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