The Texas Library Association has selected San Jacinto College South Campus Reference Librarian, Jane Stimpson, to be a participant in its 2015 Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute.
More popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute, the highly competitive program provides advanced leadership and management education in service to all the libraries of Texas and the communities they serve. Participants study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, teambuilding, coaching, ethics, advocacy, personal career planning, and more. This transformational program helps attendees learn and embrace their potential to take on new initiatives for their institutions, profession, and their stakeholders.
“I am looking forward to learning and working with librarians from all over the state and developing my personal leadership and communication skills,” said Stimpson. “One of the hallmarks of this program is a Personal Action Agenda each librarian develops to apply what they’ve learned in two projects within their own libraries. I hope to use the skills and techniques I learn at TALL Texans to enhance library services for San Jacinto College students and continue to make the library a vibrant, responsive resource on campus and an integral part of every student’s success.”
For more than 20 years, only the best of the rising Texas library leaders have been selected for this rigorous program. Graduates of the TALL Texans Leadership Institute have become directors of major library systems, school districts and university administrators, executive board members for the Texas Library Association and leaders in critical initiatives within their own communities.
The Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute will take place in July at the Montserrat Retreat Center, in Lake Dallas. This year’s instructors will be Harvard University instructor, Maureen Sullivan, and recently retired George Washington University Library Director, Jack Siggins. Six leaders from Texas libraries will also serve as mentors and provide additional instruction and support.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.