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Gillian Callen

Gillian Callen, American librarian. Member Texas Library. Association (past-chair automation and technical interest group).


  • Callen, Gillian was born on August 14, 1951 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. Came to the United States, 1957. Daughter of Ewart William and Joan (Langley) Smith.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Cypress College, California, 1971. Bachelor in History, California State University, Long Beach, 1975. Master of Library Science, University Southern California, 1976.


    • County librarian San Patricio County Library System, Sinton, Texas, 1977-1980. Head reference Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, 1980. Reference librarian Houston Public Library, 1980-1981.

      Head technical services Alvin (Texas) Community College, 1981-1991, director library services, since 1992. Chair publicity committee South Texas Library. System, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1978-1979.

      Chair Community/Junior College Discussion Group, 1990-1992. Consultant software for libraries.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Texas Library. Association (past-chair automation and technical interest group).





    • Married Dennis Michael Tacy, December 29, 1970 (divorced 1982). Married James Eugene Callen, September 2, 1983. Children: Elizabeth, William.
    • father: Ewart William Smith
    • mother: Joan (Langley) Smith
    • spouses: Dennis Michael Tacy
    • James Eugene Callen
    • children: Elizabeth Callen
    • William Callen
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    Born August 14, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1971
      Cypress College
    • 1975
      California State University
    • 1976
      University Southern California
    • 1977 - 1980
      County librarian San Patricio County Library System
      Sinton, Texas, United States
    • 1980
      head, reference Sterling Municipal Library
      Baytown, Texas, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      reference librarian Houston Public Library