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The Texas Library Association offers several opportunities to practice and develop leadership skills.
In addition to running for elected office in a district, round table, interest group, or division, members may volunteer for committee appointments at the unit or association level. Interested parties should contact the chair of the unit in question or the association president.
The Leadership Development Committee oversees the Texas Accellerated Library Leaders program, better known as the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute. This committee also works with the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders program.
Many programs are also provided by the Supervision, Management, and Administration Round Table; the TALL Texans Round Table; and the Professional Issues and Ethics Committee.
The most recent leadership program is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Librarians. This 20-week course, called "i-DO-Make-a-Difference", is a combination of live webinars and self-paced homework assignments in the areas of leadership, collaboration, management, teaching, and technology. For more details, please see the i DO make a difference tab on this web page.
Created on Apr 10, 2010 | Last updated October 11, 2012