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Requirements & Curriculum

TALL Texans Institute pre-requisites, topics, and related projects.

Requirements

  • Five (5) years of experience working in libraries (in any library, at any level; service need not be in any single library and can be over any amount of time). Degree in library science is not required.
  • Completion of the online application form; due date of June 1
  • Membership in the Texas Library Association by the application deadline.
  • Desire to improve yourself, libraries, and communities; ability to turn training into action.
  • $1,150 registration fee, which includes all instruction, classroom materials, and room & board. Transportation is not included.

Curriculum Topics

  • Leadership principles and practices
  • Leadership types: resonant, adaptive, trusted, ethical
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interpersonal communication in leadership roles
  • Organizational risk taking
  • Power, influence, and persuasion
  • Conflict negotiation
  • Collaboration, teamwork, and consensus
  • Organizational change: transforming libraries
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Developing others: empowerment, motivation, coaching, mentoring
  • Planning career and leadership development

Timeline of the application process (UPDATED)

  • January 31, 2022– Application form opens
  • June 1, 2022 – Applications DUE
  • June 20, 2022 – Selection Committee finalizes roster
  • July 1, 2022 – All applicants informed of status by this date
  • August-October 2022 – 3 preliminary webinars will be scheduled for participants in this time
  • November 13-17, 2022 – TALL Texans takes place in person at Montserrat Retreat Center, Lake Dallas

Projects Initiated at the Institute

  • Personal Action Agenda – Learning does not end at the conclusion of the Institute. Each individual will have two years to complete two projects for their home institution.

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