*MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LIBRARIANS*
*TRLN MANAGEMENT ACADEMY: THE BUSINESS OF LIBRARIES*
On behalf of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), I invite you
to apply for the sixth TRLN Management Academy, to be held in October 2015.
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 directors of TRLN libraries to
support talent management and succession planning efforts by addressing
gaps in the preparation of librarians for management roles. Academic
faculty and university administrators from TRLN universities present
sessions customized for a library environment on the topics of:
· Strategy and leading change
· Resource planning
· Influence and communication
· Performance management
· Organizational culture and diversity.
Library administrators and practitioners serve as panelists to provide a
context for application of the program of study to the current academic
Tuition for non-TRLN members is $2000 for the five-day intensive seminar,
October 26-30, 2015. 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 TRLN member libraries.
Candidates will submit applications and selections will be made by a
Applicants must provide a letter of support from the library director along
with all application materials by July 24, 2015. Selections will be
announced by August 14, 2015.
TRLN is a collaborative organization of Duke University, North Carolina
Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the purpose of which is to marshal the
financial, human, and information resources of their research libraries
through cooperative efforts in order to create a rich and unparalleled
knowledge environment that furthers the universities' teaching, research,
and service missions.
The application and more information are available at