TRLN to Host Nationally-Recognized Library Management Skills Institute

The Triangle Research Libraries Network (“TRLN”) will host the Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager (“LMSI I”) workshop, presented by DeEtta Jones and Associates (“DJA”), from April 8-10, 2019, at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration is now open at the following link: The deadline to register is Monday, March 11, 2019. 

About the Workshop

LMSI I is a highly interactive experience that brings together tried-and-true management principles with best practices in libraries. Over 3 days, expert DJA facilitators engage up to 40 participants in case studies, personal reflection, practical application, and group discussions on the following principles and skills that are key to effective management:

  • Management in context
  • Behavioral styles
  • Power dynamics and influencing skills
  • Participatory decision making
  • The helping relationship
  • Motivation
  • Coaching for performance

The content is designed to be particularly beneficial for supervisors, department heads, coordinators, managers, administrators, team and project leaders, or anyone interested in growing as a leader or manager. Widely respected across the library profession, all DJA programs are designed with the adult learner in mind and have a strong reputation of equity, diversity, and inclusion; collaborative learning; practical application; and expert facilitation.

Given that TRLN will host LMSI I in 2019, the TRLN Management Academy will not be offered this year.

For all participants, visits to libraries at Duke, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) may be arranged depending on interest.

Registration and Tuition Details

TRLN will offer the workshop at a tuition rate of $1,200. This fee covers all materials for the institute, as well as breakfast and lunch each day. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the event cap of 40 participants is met.

TRLN aims to encourage a diversity of perspectives in the LMSI cohort. To this end, three of the 40 slots are available at a reduced rate of $600 for participants from minority-serving institutions (MSI).  As with the slots for non-MSI registrants, these three slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The seven MSI categories are described at

All participants are responsible for covering the full cost of travel, lodging, and evening meals.

Registration is available at the following webpage: 

(Library personnel from TRLN member institutions will be invited by their director, supervisor, or human resources representatives and therefore should not use the above registration link.)

Travel and Lodging Details

The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). A block of hotel rooms is available at the Rizzo Center’s on-site hotel for a special group rate. Additional nearby hotels are listed below.

The Rizzo Center (on-site hotel at meeting location): $197/night plus tax (includes room + breakfast)
150 Dubose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
>>>RESERVATION LINK FOR TRLN GROUP RATE. Must make reservation by 3:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 15, 2019.

Aloft Chapel Hill (1.5 miles from Rizzo Center)
1001 South Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill (1.7 miles from Rizzo Center)
100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Questions about this or any other TRLN event may be directed to