TRLN Management Academy Offering Training Program for Librarians

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 4, 2016

(via Michelle Benedicta, Elmhurst College)

On behalf of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), I invite you to identify an emerging leader to apply for the seventh TRLN Management Academy, to be held in October 2016 in Chapel Hill, NC. This unique experiential learning program prepares current or new mid-level managers in academic libraries to operate with entrepreneurial and business acumen in the management of financial and human resources. Appropriate candidates will be librarians in the early stages of a management career (for example, new department heads, assistant heads, or team leaders) who have high potential and notable talent. Nominees should already be grounded in the fundamentals of supervision.

The program is designed with input from library directors to support talent management and succession planning efforts by addressing gaps in the preparation of librarians for management roles. Academy instructors include academic faculty and university administrators. Facilitator Kathryn Deiss helps participants synthesize the array of management concepts and tools and translate them to the academic library context. Tuition for libraries that are not members of TRLN is $2,000 for the five-day intensive seminar, October 3-7, 2016. Tuition includes all program materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Participants or their home institutions are responsible for travel expenses, lodging, and evening subsistence costs. Up to 32 participants will be accepted from academic libraries, with approximately one-half of the slots allocated to libraries that are not members of TRLN. Candidates will submit applications and selections will be made by a selection committee.

Applicants must provide a letter of support from the library director along with all application materials by Thursday, June 30. Selections will be announced by Friday, July 22. The application and more information are available here. You may also contact myself, Kim Burhop-Service (Director, Library Human Resources, Duke University Libraries), at, if you have any questions.

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