Friday, August 29, 2014

Call for Applicants: 2015 Archives Leadership Institute

Call for Applicants:
2015 Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College
“Leaders emerge according to their ability to carry out activities 
that move the profession forward.”  (A*CENSUS, p. 408)

  • Are you looking for a way to recharge your professional life?
  • Do you crave a challenge that will empower you to affect change?
  • Would you like to expand your network of peers while building relationships that will impact you for the rest of your career?

The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.  

Applications for the 2015 program open on September 1, 2014 and will close on November 30, 2014 (no extensions). Details about the application process and what characteristics the ideal ALI participant has can be found at www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/p/apply.html. Participants selected as the 2015 Cohort will be notified by the end of January 2015.

The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012. Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

If you have any questions, please visit www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org or contact Rachel Vagts at <director@archivesleadershipinstitute.org>.
    Learn more about who should apply, the expectations of ALI participants, and how the application process works: www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/p/apply.html

    Apply Now for the Archives Leadership Institute



    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Upcoming ALI Alumni Events

    It’s not too late to be a part of the Archives Leadership Institute Practices Workshop and Alumni Reception during the SAA Annual Meeting! You can still take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect, refocus, and recharge with fellow ALI alumni.  Please see below for details about the Reception/Dinner and the Practices Workshop.  For any questions, please contact Sasha Griffin at coordinator@archivesleadershipinstitute.org.

    The Alumni Reception and Dinner
    Please join us at the Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception to meet the 2014 cohort and to reconnect with ALI alumni over dinner and drinks.  
    When:   Saturday, August 16, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Where:  Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Avenue NW in the Dupont Circle area
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $40 per person, cash bar available
    Register:  SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or through the SAA Bookstore <http://saa.archivists.org/store/archives-leadership-institute-reception-and-dinner/3920/>.


    The ALI Practices Workshop
    Please join us for the 2014 ALI Practices Workshop, led by ALI Facilitator Luther Snow.  The workshop will focus on applying leadership strategies to real world projects in order to recharge and reconnect ALI leaders.
    When:   Sunday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where:  Howard University School of Law Library, 2929 Van Ness St., N.W., Room LL-101
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $50 per person, waived for ALI14 cohort
    Register:   SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or by calling SAA Service Center at 866-722-7858



    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    ALI Events in conjunction with Archives Records: Ensuring Access

    In conjunction with the COSA/NAGARA/SAA 2014 Joint Meeting in Washington D.C. this August, the Archives Leadership Institute is hosting two events:


    The Alumni Reception and Dinner
    Please join us at the Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception to meet the 2014 cohort and to reconnect with ALI alumni over dinner and drinks.  
    When:   Saturday, August 16, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Where:  Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Avenue NW in the Dupont Circle area
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $40 per person, cash bar available
    Register:  SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or through the SAA Bookstore <http://saa.archivists.org/store/archives-leadership-institute-reception-and-dinner/3920/>.


    The ALI Practices Workshop
    Please join us for the 2014 ALI Practices Workshop, led by ALI Facilitator Luther Snow.  The workshop will focus on applying leadership strategies to real world projects in order to recharge and reconnect ALI leaders.
    When:   Sunday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where:  Howard University School of Law Library, 2929 Van Ness St., N.W., Room LL-101
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $50 per person, waived for ALI14 cohort
    Register:   SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or by calling SAA Service Center at 866-722-7858


    If you have any questions, please contact Sasha at coordinator@archivesleadershipinstitute.org.

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    The ALI14 Cohort

    The Archives Leadership Institute is proud to announce its ALI14 cohort!

    We received applications from 74 applicants, all of which were very strong candidates.  Each applicant was evaluated by three different Steering Committee members and scored based on their responses to a series of essay questions.  Each of our ALI14 cohort members have shown exceptional leadership skills and potential, the ability to influence change within the archival field, a strong commitment to the archival profession, demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service, a collaborative and innovative spirit, and representation and/or support of diversity within the profession.

    The Program Staff, Steering Committee, and Faculty are all very much looking forward to the 2014 Archives Leadership Institute.


    Brad Houston
    University Records Archivist
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Brad Houston is University Records Archivist at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He is active in both SAA and the Midwest Archives Conference, and currently serves as co-chair of the Southeast Wisconsin Archivists’ Group. Brad received his MA in European History and MLS from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2007, and became a Certified Archivist in 2013.

    Chris Burns
    Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist
    University of Vermont
    Chris is the Curator of Manuscripts in Special Collections at the University of Vermont Libraries. He is a former President of the New England Archivists, and has served as chair of the Manuscript Repositories Section and the Awards Committee of the Society of American Archivists. He holds an MLIS from Simmons College, and an MA in History from the University of Vermont.

    Christian Kelleher
    Archivist/Assistant Head Librarian
    Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
    Christian Kelleher is the Archivist at the University of Texas’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection where he manages the Rare Books & Manuscripts division. He holds an MLIS from UT Austin and is a Certified Archivist. Previously he was an archivist with History Associates Incorporated, and a Peace Corps Volunteer.

    Cliff Hight
    University Archivist
    Kansas State University
    Cliff Hight has been the University Archivist at Kansas State University since 2011, and has been in the profession since 2005. His professional activities include being on the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board, the State of Kansas Electronic Records Committee, and on the Best Practices and Toolbox Committee of the SAA Web Archiving Roundtable.

    Conor Casey
    Archivist
    Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington
    Conor Casey is the founding labor archivist of the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Previously, he worked at the Labor Archives & Research Center at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Conor holds an MA in US history with a concentration in labor and public history from SFSU, a MLIS from San Jose State University with a concentration in archives and academic reference, and is a Certified Archivist.  He is co-chair of the SAA Labor Archives Roundtable, a board member of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association and the Northwest Archivists, and the president of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. 

    Cynthia Harbeson
    Processing Archivist/Assistant Professor
    Appalachian State University
    Cynthia Harbeson is the Processing Archivist and an Assistant Professor at the Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She holds a Master of Science in Library Science and a Master of Arts in History from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. 

    Dara Baker
    Senior Archivist, Historian, and Legislative Researcher
    Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Contractor
    Dara Baker is the Senior Archivist, Historian, and Legislative Researcher at the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. She holds an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s in History from Harvard University. Dara served as Chair of the SAA Communications Task Force and is currently Co-Chair of the MARAC Lone Arrangers Working Group. She has been a Certified Archivist since 2012.

    Francine Snyder
    Director of Library and Archives
    Guggenheim Museum
    Francine Snyder is the Director of the Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Previously, Francine worked as Project Archivist at Gap, Inc and as the Slide Librarian at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Francine is a member of Metropolitan New York Library Council’s Digital Services Advisory Council, the Society of American Archivists' Task Force on Member Affinity Groups, SAA 2011 program committee, and is a past co-chair for the Museum Archives Section.

    Gerald Chaudron
    Preservation Librarian
    University of Memphis
    Gerald is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Memphis, responsible for the maintenance the library and archival collections, as well as the digitization program. Previously, Gerald was a processing archivist at Mississippi State University. He has a PhD in History from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, a MLIS from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, and is a Certified Archivist.

    Gina Nichols
    Archivist
    U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
    Gina Nichols is the Senior Archivist at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. Nichols is an adjunct professor at California State University Northridge teaching archival management courses for the Department of History and has authored four books. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and a Certified Archivist.

    Jamie Nelson
    Head of Special Collections and Archives
    DePaul University
    Jamie Nelson is Head of Special Collections and Archives at DePaul University, and was previously Special Collections Librarian at Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois) for thirteen years. Her continuing interests in the field include instruction, assessment, and dialogue about the digital representation of archival materials.

    Jennifer Kinniff
    Public Services and Outreach Librarian
    George Washington University
    Jennifer Kinniff is the Public Services and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections at George Washington University. She has served on SAA and Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference committees. Jennifer holds an MA in History and an MLS from the University of Maryland, and became a Certified Archivist in 2013.

    Jillian Cuellar
    Head, Center for Primary Research and Training & Digital Initiatives
    UCLA Library Special Collections
    Jillian Cuellar is Head of the Center for Primary Research & Training and Digital Initiatives at UCLA Library Special Collections. She has worked as an archivist at NYU and Columbia University, and is active in national and regional professional associations. She holds a MSLIS from Pratt Institute and a BA in English from the University of Texas, Austin.

    Lynette Stoudt
    Director, Research Center
    Georgia Historical Society
    Lynette Stoudt is Director of the Georgia Historical Society Research Center. She held previous positions at U.C. Berkeley, Irvine, and San Diego and with History Associates Inc. She currently serves on the boards of the Society of Georgia Archivists, Savannah Heritage Emergency Response, and the Steering Committee of the Regional Archival Associations Consortium.

    Mary Jo Fairchild
    Senior Archivist
    South Carolina Historical Society
    Mary Jo Fairchild is the Director of Archives and Research at the South Carolina Historical Society and holds a MA in History from the College of Charleston, a MLIS from the University of South Carolina, and is a Certified Archivist. Currently, Mary Jo is the President of the South Carolina Archival Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Charleston County Public Library.

    Matt Francis
    Archivist for Collection Management
    Pennsylvania State University
    Matt Francis is the Archivist for Collection Management at Pennsylvania State University. Previously, Matt has worked at SUNY Potsdam and at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center. He earned a M.A. in public history with an archives concentration from Wright State University. He has served on the steering committee of SAA's Issues and Advocacy Roundtable, the Upstate New York Key Contact for the Membership Committee, and is an SAA mentor.

    Melissa Gonzales
    University Archivist
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Melissa Gonzales is the University Archivist at the University of Texas at Arlington. Currently, she is Chair of SAA’s Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable, and is also on the Mentoring Subcommittee. She has sat on the Society of Southwest Archivists’ Executive Board and serves on the Membership and Publications Committees, respectively.

    Michael Shallcross
    Assistant Archivist
    University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
    Mike Shallcross is an Assistant Archivist in the Digital Curation Division of the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library. He has developed policies, procedures, and tools for processing born-digital archives and has also contributed to the library’s web archives and implementation of its digital infrastructure. Mike also serves on the SAA Publications Board and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.

    Morna Gerrard
    Women and Gender Collections Archivist
    Georgia State University
    Morna Gerrard is the Women and Gender Collections Archivist at Georgia State University. A past president of the Society of Georgia Archivists, she is on the board of the Georgia Archives Institute, and vice president of the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project. She lives in Decatur, GA.

    Natalie Baur
    Archivist, Cuban Heritage Collection
    University of Miami
    Natalie Baur joined the University of Miami Libraries as the Archivist for the Cuban Heritage Collection in 2012. Natalie holds an MA in History, a certificate in Museum Studies, and an MLS with a concentration in Archives, Records, and Information Management. Her interests include description and preservation of cultural heritage materials and collaboration with librarians and archivists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Paul Eisloeffel
    Curator of Audiovisual Collections
    Nebraska State Historical Society
    Paul Eisloeffel is the Curator of Audiovisual Collections for the Nebraska State Historical Society, a position he has held since 2001. He has been active in professional associations, is a frequent presenter and writer on heritage audiovisual topics and runs a small business helping colleagues with their moving image holdings.

    Sarah Dorpinghaus
    Digital Projects Library Manager
    University of Kentucky
    Sarah Dorpinghaus is the Digital Projects Manager at the University of Kentucky Libraries where she oversees workflows for digital content creation, management, and preservation. Sarah holds an MLIS from the University of Iowa (2009) and her research interests include large-scale digitization projects. She previously held project archivist positions at the College of Charleston and the Chicago History Museum

    Shannon O'Neill
    Associate Director of Archives and Special Collections
    Barnard College
    Shannon is the Associate Director of Archives and Special Collections at Barnard College.  Prior to joining Barnard, she worked at the Atlantic City Free Public Library and the Los Angeles Public Library. Shannon’s professional interests include community-based archiving, radical histories, and the use of primary resource materials in education. She received her MLIS at UCLA in 2008.  

    Tamara Kennelly
    University Archivist
    Virginia Tech
    Tamara Kennelly is the University Archivist at Virginia Tech. She is active in the International Oral History Association in which she serves on the English program committee for the upcoming XVIII IOHA Conference in Barcelona, Spain and in the Oral History Association in which she serves on the Diversity Committee.

    Tywanna Whorley
    Manuscript Librarian
    Howard University
    Tywanna Whorley is the Manuscript Librarian for the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Tywanna was a project archivist for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers at Boston University. She is a former Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of library and Information Science at Simmons College. Tywanna is currently serving as the Chair of the Diversity Committee.

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

    2014 Applications are Closed

    The application period for the 2014 Cohort is now over.  All applicants will be notified by the end of February regarding their status.

    Applications for the 2015 Cohort will be made available in the fall.

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    ALI14 Deadline extended to January 15, 2014

    Caught off guard by the extended holiday break season this year?   Need a few extra days to get back into the work groove?  

    The Archives Leadership Institute will now be accepting applications until Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

    Details about the application process and the ALI@Luther program can be found at www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org.  

    If you have been considering applying, but have questions, please look at the FAQs page or contact Sasha Griffin at coordinator@archivesleadershipinstitute.org.

    The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.  

    Participants selected as the 2014 Cohort will be notified by the end of February.

    The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012.  Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.


    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    Second Call for Applicants: 2014 Archives Leadership Institute

    Second Call for Applicants: 2014 Archives Leadership Institute

    Applications for the 2014 cohort of the Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College are due by the end of day on Friday, January 3, 2014.

    Details about the application process and the ALI@Luther program can be found at www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org.  

    If you have been considering applying, but have questions, please look at the FAQs page or contact Sasha Griffin at coordinator@archivesleadershipinstitute.org.

    The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.  

    Participants selected as the 2014 Cohort will be notified by the end of February.

    The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012.  Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.