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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.
  • Application deadline has passed for 2023.
  • Membership in the Texas Library Association by the application deadline.
  • Desire to improve yourself, libraries, and communities; ability to turn training into action.
  • $1,200 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

  • Early 2024 – Application form opens
  • May 22  – Deadline
  • June 15  – Selection Committee finalizes roster
  • June 23  – All applicants informed of status by this date
  • August-October – 3 preliminary webinars will be scheduled for participants in this time
  • October 6  – Final payments due for participants
  • Late fall  – TALL Texans takes place in person

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