TRLN Announces 2015 Management Academy Class

Chapel Hill — The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) announces the 32 participants in the 2015 TRLN Management Academy: The Business of Libraries, to be held in Chapel Hill, NC, October 26-30. The program prepares current and potential mid-level managers in academic libraries to operate with entrepreneurial and business acumen in the management of financial and human resources. Faculty from TRLN member institutions, which include Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will conduct sessions customized for a library environment. This year’s instructional team also includes experts from the University of West Florida and Pattern Research, Inc.


Fourteen U.S. states, as well as Canada and Saudi Arabia, are represented in this year’s class. In keeping with the design of the program to meet the management training needs of its members, 12 of the participants hail from TRLN libraries. Since the inception of the Academy in 2007, librarians from 59 distinct institutions have benefited from the program.


In finalizing the cohort, the Selection Committee gave preference to applicants with responsibility for managing people or projects and those whose statement of interest and letter of recommendation from the library director best matched the Academy objectives. The 32 participants selected are:


Angela Bardeen, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rachel Besara, Florida State University

Jessica Bowdoin, George Mason University

Amy Brennan, Duke University

John Buchtel, Georgetown University

Jacob Carlson, University of Michigan

Sean Chen, Duke University

Kerry Creelman, University of Houston

Andrew Darby, University of Miami

Kate Davis, University of Toronto

Mireille Djenno, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

J Darcy Duke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jameca Dupree, Duke University

Bryan Giemza, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Isaac Gilman, Pacific University

Chad Haefele, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Kimberly Hoffman, University of Rochester

Colleen Major, Columbia University in the City of New York

Heidi Nance, University of Washington

Sean O’Bryan, University of Texas at Austin

Andreas Orphanides, North Carolina State University

David Rachlin, North Carolina Central University

Rindra Ramli, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Tracy Seneca, University of Illinois at Chicago

Aislinn Sotelo, University of California, San Diego

Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, New York University

Sydney Thompson, North Carolina State University

Steven Turner, The University of Alabama

Travis Tyo, North Carolina State University

Joe White, North Carolina State University

Ryan Womack, Rutgers University

Eric Zemke, University of Oklahoma

The program is designed with input from library directors to support succession planning and talent management by addressing gaps in the preparation of librarians for management roles in the current environment. Kathryn Deiss, of the Association of College and Research Libraries, will facilitate the Academy. Kathryn has been a library and non-profit consultant, facilitator, leadership coach, and trainer since 1995 after having worked as a librarian for 18 years.

For more information about the TRLN Management Academy, please visit the TRLN web site at or contact TRLN Executive Director Lisa Croucher at or Kathryn Deiss at


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