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TALL Leaders

Participants benefit from expert facilitators and experienced mentors.

The TALL Texas Leadership Development Institute has been facilitated by Maureen Sullivan for more than 25 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.

2023 Mentors:

Gretchen Pruett, TLA President, Library Director, New Braunfels Public Library

Elizabeth A. M. Howard, TLA President-Elect, Director, Eunice & James L. West Library at Texas Wesleyan University

Veronica “Ronee” Anderson, Librarian, San Antonio Public Library

Tamiko Brown, Librarian, Clear Creek ISD

David Lankes, Virginia and Charles Bowden Professor of Librarianship, University of Texas at Austin

Bea Saba, Library Director, Bryan + College Station Public Library System

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