Eureka Class of 2011The Eureka! Leadership Institute is an intensive week-long leadership training event. The mission of the Eureka! Leadership Institute is to develop future leaders for California libraries and for the library profession, to help California library staff become leaders in the communities they serve, and to promote the profession as a force for positive change in society.

The 2011 Eureka! Leadership Institute took place September 21-26, 2011 in San Jose, CA at the Dolce Hayes Mansion.


The 2011 Eureka! fellows were:

  • Lana Adlawan, Sacramento PL
  • Ryan Baker, Irwindale PL
  • Michael Barb, Palos Verdes Library District
  • Sarah Bleyl, Kern County Library
  • Chris Brown, Contra Costa County Library
  • Silvia Cisneros, Santa Ana PL
  • Erica Cuyugan, Santa Monica PL
  • Lisa Dale, Placer County
  • Rebecca Elder, Monrovia Public Library
  • Rebekah Eppley, Oakland PL
  • Joshua Fox, Calimesa Pl (RCL)
  • Katherine Gaidos, Sunnyvale PL
  • Amy Geddes, San Diego County Library
  • Amanda Heller, San Diego County Library
  • Shana Johnson, Santa Monica PL
  • Jarrid Keller, CA State Library
  • Madeleine Kerr, Los Angeles PL
  • Nichole King, Santa Clara County Library
  • Jesse Lanz, LA County PL
  • Cheryl Lee, Palo Alto City Library
  • Deborah Lipoma, Santa Cruz PL
  • Regina Maduell, Folsom PL
  • Melissa McCollum, LA County PL
  • Brenda McIlroy, Santa Cruz PL
  • Lynn Nguyen, Santa Ana PL
  • Nicole Pasini, San Mateo County Library
  • Morgan Pershing, Santa Clara City Library
  • Carissa Purnell, Salina PL
  • Patrick Remer, Contra Costa County Library
  • Mathew Rose, LA County PL
  • Heather Witherow, Ontario PL

The 2011 mentors were: Jose Aponte, San Diego County; Rosario Garza, SCLC; Rivkah Sass, Sacramento PublicLibrary; Patty Wong, Yolo County Library; Robert Karatsu, Rancho Cucamonga Library; Mary Ann Laun, Pasadena City College; Paymaneh Maghsoudi, Whittier Public Library; Karen Bosch Cobb, Fresno County Library (retired)

Stacey Aldrich was once again be the "uber mentor." Becky Schreiber and John Shannon were the Institute facilitators.