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TALL Texans Class of 2021 Announced

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Congratulations to the TALL Texans Class of 2021! Members of the TALL Texans Leadership Development Class of 2021 were selected from a pool of dynamic Texas library leaders to study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, persuasion, coaching, ethics, and more.

TALL Texans will be held in person from November 14-18, 2021, at Montserrat Retreat Center, Lake Dallas. Maureen Sullivan, of Sullivan and Associates, will be the primary instructor. Thank you to EBSCO, Demco, Komatsu Architecture, TASLA and the Tocker Foundation for sponsoring the TALL Texans program.

  • Pamela Arevalo-Thompson, Lead Librarian, Judson ISD
  • Jennifer Bacall, Asst. Manager Youth Services, Harris County Public Library
  • Judy Boone, Humanities Instructional Coach, Richardson ISD
  • Carrie Bresnehen, Librarian, Leander ISD
  • Jaime Eastman, Senior Public Services Librarian, Plano Public Library
  • Jennifer Eckert, Library Support Specialist, Northside ISD
  • Mirko Hanke, Digital Asset Mgmt. Coordinator, University of Texas Libraries
  • Katherine Harrison, Library Media Specialist, Highland Park ISD
  • Maggie Hernandez, Librarian, Antonian College Preparatory High School, San Antonio
  • Elizabeth Ibarra Gaylor, Literacy and Outreach Librarian, Ardmore Public Library
  • Somaly Kim Wu, Director, Open Archives and Discovery, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Heather Lassley, Librarian, Frisco ISD
  • Faria Matin, Asst. Director of Library Services, Mansfield Public Library
  • Emma McDonald, Library Systems Manager, Mesquite ISD
  • Sheri Miklaski, Community Outreach Librarian, Georgetown Public Library
  • David Palmer, Access and Delivery Services Coordinator, University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Rolando Ramirez, Branch Manager, McAllen Public Library
  • Jenny Rodriguez, Librarian III, New Braunfels Public Library
  • Randi Sather, Librarian, Austin ISD
  • Kimberly Schow, Manager of Global Learning and Outreach, Tarleton State University
  • Jeremy Selvidge, Librarian III, Austin Public Library
  • Jessica Silva, Librarian, El Paso ISD
  • Robin Stauber, Adult Services Librarian, Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne
  • Bernadette Trammell, Library Media Specialist, Prosper ISD
  • Amanda Trowbridge, Librarian, Keller ISD


Applications for the TALL Texans Class of 2022 will open in the fall. The 2022 session will be held in July and in person.