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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.

Applications for TALL 2024 are open!

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Applications must be received by May 31.

The TALL Texans program has been revitalized for 2024 and will be held in person over the course of three days November 21-23 at a new location, the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, north of Austin, Texas.

Requirements

  • Five (5) years of experience working in libraries; MLS not required; experience need not be continuous
  • Current Texas Library Association membership
  • Ability to turn training into action
  • Desire to improve yourself, libraries and communities
  • Registration fee of $1200

Timeline

  • Applications open now!
  • May 31 – Applications DUE.
  • June 23 – Selection Committee finalizes roster
  • June 28  – All applicants informed of status by this date
  • August-October – 3 preliminary webinars will be scheduled for participants in this time
  • November 21-23  – TALL Texans Leadership Institute takes place in person (Thursday-Saturday)

Want tips on applying to TALL Texans and hearing what it’s really like? Check out our podcast episode, TALL Texans and What It Can Do For You. 

In the podcast, you’ll hear from a panel of TALL Texans alumni about how to successfully apply, find scholarships to pay your fee and how it benefited their careers.

Brandi Dawson, past-chair of the TALL Texans Round Table, hosts this podcast episode, which covers applying, attending, and what happens after the week of learning. Guests on the panel are Heather Hornor, Library & Information Tech Specialist at Richardson Independent School District; Dawn Wilbert, Youth Services Manager at Decatur Public Library; Lamoya Burks, Head Librarian at Texarkana College and Valerie Prilop, Senior Librarian at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Listen here.

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