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Participants benefit from expert facilitators and experienced mentors.

The TALL Texas Leadership Development Institute has been facilitated by Maureen Sullivan and her husband Jack Siggins for more than 20 years.

Maureen Sullivan is an organizational development consultant to libraries and other information organizations. She has extensive experience on organizational development, strategic planning, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of staff development and learning programs for today’s workplace, revision of position classification and compensation systems, and the identification and development of competencies. Sullivan is currently on the faculty of the annual ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a professor of practice in the new Ph.D./Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She also facilitates several library leadership initiatives around the United States, including the ALA “Leading to the Future” and “Emerging Leaders” programs.

Maureen received her MLS degree from the University of Maryland. Sullivan is also a past president of ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) and LLAMA (Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association), and was President of the American Library Association in 2012-13. She is principal of the consulting firm Sullivan and Associates.

Jack Siggins recently retired as head of the Gelman Library at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, where he lead since 1995. Previously he served for ten years as Deputy University Librarian at Yale University. He has also held positions at the Library of Congress, the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Chicago.

Jack received a B.A. degree in Romance Languages from Princeton University, where he concentrated on Spanish and Portuguese language and culture, and graduate degrees from American University and the University of Chicago in Far Eastern Languages and Literature, and library science. Jack served in the U.S. Army as a Japanese Language Interpreter and as a researcher for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Jack has been involved in the development and integration of automation in libraries throughout his career, from the pre-OCLC period to the present. He has served as consultant and trainer at several academic institutions in the U.S. and around the world in the areas of strategic planning, team building, resource sharing, bench-marking, organizational restructuring, building design and personnel management.

Mentors

Cecilia Barham
TLA President
(2018-2019)Library Director
North Richland Hills Public Library
Christina Gola
TLA President Elect
(2019-2020)Director
Recruitment & Organizational Learning
University Libraries
University of Houston
Becky Calzada
District Library Coordinator
Leander ISD
Manya Shorr
Library Director
Fort Worth Public Library
Lisa Smith
Executive Director
South Central Region
Nat Network, Libraries of Medicine
Fort Worth
Ann Vyoral
Educational Specialist
Digital Resources & Library Services
Education Service Center 20
San Antonio

 

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