Continuing Education
TALL Texans Class of 2016

The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the Class of 2016 for the Texas Accelerated Library Leaders program, more popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute:
    TLACast Newsletter
    Volume 35 No. 1 | March 2016
    3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401 | Austin, Texas 78746-6763
    Phone: 512.328.1518 or 800.580.2852 | Email:
    The 22nd TALL Texans Institute will be held at the Montserrat Retreat Center in Lake Dallas, Texas, on June 12-16. The primary instructors will be Maureen Sullivan and Jack Siggins of Sullivan and Associates. TLA is honored to host six veteran leaders as mentors for this year's seminar:

    Walter Betts, Systems Librarian, Texas Christian University (TLA President 2016-17)
    Susi Grissom, Librarian for Travis TAG/Vanguard Academy, Dallas ISD
    Eric Lashley, Library Director, Georgetown Public Library
    Dionne Mack, Director of Libraries, El Paso Public Library
    Janice Newsum, Library Services Specialist, Library Media Services, Houston ISD

    And the new TLA President Elect for 2016-2017:
    Ling hwey Jeng, Director, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, or
    April Kessler, Chief Research Analyst, Bizologie

    CE Corner

    New digitization grant rules at the Tocker Foundation
    | Darryl Tocker and Ana Krahmer
    March 29, 10-11:30am (CDT)
    The Tocker Foundation is opening up their digitization grant process to year-round! Find out more about the new changes in these grants from the head of the Foundation and Ana Krahmer of the UNT Newspaper Digitization Program. Register here. FREE

    Job Hunting Tips for Library Science Students and New Grads | Kerry McGeath
    April 6, 10-11am (CDT)
    Discover how to tell your story in terms that fit a potential new position. From networking to cover letter to resume to interview, learn specific steps to maximize your chances for success. Register here. FREE

    VolunTeen Basics: Recruiting and Retaining Teen Volunteers | Chrissie Morrison
    May 19, 10-11am (CDT)
    Are you looking to hit the ground running with a new Summer VolunTeen program this year? Or are you seeking some guidance as you restructure your existing VolunTeen program? Join Chrissie Morrison – presenter of the VolunTeens 101 CE at the 2015 New York Library Association Conference – for a crash course in recruiting, training, utilizing, and retaining teen volunteers at your library. Chrissie will cover both formal and informal VolunTeen programs that can be adapted to fit school or public libraries of any size. Register here. FREE

      Maria Baagala, University of Texas at Arlington
      Kelsey Brett, University of Houston
      Christy Cochran, Austin Independent School District
      Priscilla Delgado, San Marcos Independent School District
      Jennifer De Waelsche, San Antonio Independent School District
      Marianne Follis, Irving Public Library
      Debbie Garza, Dawson County Public Library
      Wendy Howk, Northeast Independent School District, San Antonio
      Erica Hubbard, Houston Community College
      Cassie Janda, Saginaw Independent School District
      Angela Kent, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, Austin
      Irena Klaic, Austin Community College
      Lisa Kulka, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio
      Morgan McMillian, Lake Travis Community Library, Austin
      Anthony Micchelli, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
      Elma Nieto-Rodriguez, San Antonio Public Library
      Sarah Northam, Texas A&M Commerce
      Jennifer Peters, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, Austin
      Cecily Ponce de Leon, Plano Public Libraries
      Ray Sablack, Dallas Public Library
      Andrea Schorr, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
      Sonja Schulz, Nacogdoches Independent School District
      Christina Thompson, Harris County Public Library
      Cindi Wynia, Amarillo Public Library