The Eureka! Leadership program was an LSTA grant-supported leadership program of the California State Library in a partnership with Infopeople. The Program ran from 2008-2016.
The Eureka! Leadership Program was comprised of three basic parts: the Eureka! Leadership Institute, the Eureka! Encore, and the Eureka! Anniversary. Before the first multi-day Institute took place in 2008, various leadership development on-ground training events took place during 2006-2007.
The Eureka! Leadership Institute was an intensive six-day residential leadership training program for California libraries. It was similar to the Aurora Leadership Institute (Australia) but incorporated a project component similar to the Urban Libraries Council's Executive Leadership Program. Seven Eureka! Leadership Institutes were held between 2008 and 2016.
The Eureka! Encore was a two-day follow-up to the Institute. This two-day event offered the Institute Fellows a chance to check-in with each other, their Mentors and the Institute facilitators. They took part in skills-building exercises and discussions and generally get a little boost at the halfway point in their projects. The Encore events took place approximately six months after that year's Institute.
The Eureka! Anniversary was a two-day event that took place one year after the Institute. The Anniversary was an opportunbity for the Fellows to present their projects to their Mentors, the Institute facilitators and their library directors.