Texas Library Association announced the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute Class of 2019

The TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute (TALL Texans) is a transformational program that helps participants learn and embrace their potential to take new initiatives for their institutions, profession, and stakeholders.

 

The Texas Library Association announced the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute Class of 2019 last week. These individuals were selected from a pool of dynamic Texas library leaders to study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, persuasion, coaching, ethics, personal career planning, and more. Nationally-known leadership experts Maureen Sullivan and Jack Siggins will lead the Institute. The class will also be supported by six mentors who are leaders in the Texas library community. TALL Texans 2019 is July 21 – 25 at the Montserrat Retreat Center.

 

TALL Texans Class of 2019

 

Michelle Beebower, Librarian, Austin Public Library
Sarah Brandt, Librarian for 1st Year Programs, UT Austin
Kathryn Delamarter, Library Media Specialist, Central Elementary School, Lewisville
Sarah Falcon, Library Media Specialist, Lamar ISD, Richmond
Israel Favela, Branch Manager, Harris County Public Library, Jacinto City
Kristina Garcia, Children’s Services Supervisor, McAllen Public Library
Kandra Gibbs, Adult Services Supervisor, North Richland Hills Public Library
Brandon Hodge, Public Services Librarian, Houston Community College
Elizabeth Hollenbeck, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, South Texas College, McAllen
Heather Hornor, Media Specialist, Dallas ISD
Esmeralda Majors, Librarian, Conroe ISD
Howard Marks, Director, Midland College
Nina Martin, Librarian Supervisor, Plano Public Library
Natalie McAdams, Director, Lake Dallas Public Library
Danielle McGhee, Director, Huston-Tillotson University Library, Austin
Julia Mitschke, Library Director, Cedar Park Public Library
Elizabeth Nebeker, School Librarian, Jersey Village High School, Jersey Village
Diana Slavinsky, Librarian Supervisor, Plano Public Library
Nikki Stroud, District Coordinator, Azle ISD
Kelly Wadyko, Librarian, Pasadena ISD
Angela Watts, Librarian, Dallas ISD

 

Mentors

 

TLA President Cecilia Barham, Director, North Richland Hills Public Library
TLA President-Elect Christina Gola, Director, Recruitment & Organizational Learning, University of Houston Libraries
Becky Calzada, Library Services Coordinator, Leander ISD
Manya Shorr, Director, Fort Worth Public Library
Lisa Smith, Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Ann Vyoral, Digital Resources Consultant, Education Service Center 20, San Antonio

 

The TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute (TALL Texans) is a transformational program that helps participants learn and embrace their potential to take new initiatives for their institutions, profession, and stakeholders. Requirements for the TALL Texans program are:

 

Five (5) years of experience working in libraries (MLS not required and experience need not be continuous.)

Current Texas Library Association membership

Ability to turn training into action

Desire to improve yourself, libraries, and communities

 

The Texas Library Association (TLA) was established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas. TLA boasts more than six thousand members from all library types: academic, public, school, and special. The mission of the TLS is to empower library personnel and supporters to develop library excellence for the people of Texas.