Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides programmatic and strategic oversight of the consortium’s priorities and activities, advising the Executive Committee on strategic directions and financial decisions. The Advisory Council charges and engages regularly with working groups, advising them as needed, and monitors signature events and their associated steering committees.


The Advisory Council consists of up to four representatives from each member institution (at the Associate University Librarian, Assistant Director, or Library Director level). Members serve a minimum of a two-year term. Membership is reviewed annually by the Executive Committee, who will ensure that diverse skill sets, perspectives, and areas of expertise are represented.

Duke University

Emily Daly
Interim Associate University Librarian for Research and Public Services

Blue Dean
Associate University Librarian for Development

Tim McGeary
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology

Alex Zhang
Director of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library

North Carolina Central University

Vickie Spencer
Head Circulation Librarian, Shepard Memorial Library

North Carolina State University

Carolyn Argentati
Deputy Director of Libraries

David Goldsmith
Associate Director for Collections & Research Services

Jill Sexton
Associate Director for Digital & Organizational Strategy

Sandra Varry
Head, Special Collections Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michelle Cawley
Head, Clinical Academic and Research Engagement

Nerea Llamas
Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy and Services

Liz Ott
Liz Ott, Frank Borden Hanes Curator of Rare Books

Timothy Shearer
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Information Technology


The Advisory Council meets quarterly, convened by the TRLN Executive Director. All meetings will be listed on the TRLN Events Calendar as they are scheduled.