Archives Leadership Institute@Virginia

Transforming Archivists. Transforming Archives.

University of Virginia | June 16-22, 2024

The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and will be hosted at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the years 2024-2026. Consisting of a week-long, in-person experience followed by quarterly virtual gatherings, ALI seeks to build the capacity of mid-career archivists as leaders both in their own institutions and in the archives field. Over the course of a year, members of the cohort will undertake a project that they will create and that will explore some aspect of the profession.

ALI@Virginia 2024 will take place from June 16-22, 2024, at the University of Virginia. Cohort members will participate in daylong workshops focusing on strategies for archival leadership, such as ethics of care and mutual aid; responsible stewardship and partnerships; social justice and intercultural relations; and more. The ALI@Virginia experience is grounded in place and landscape, allowing the cohort to explore leadership through the lens of the unique emotional and historical landscape that the University of Virginia offers.

Applications for ALI@Virginia 2024 are closed. Check back in the fall for information about applying to ALI@Virginia 2025!

ALI@Virginia 2024 Cohort Announcement

After a competitive application process, the steering committee is excited to announce that 25 archivists and memory workers have been selected to participate in the 2024 Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at the University of Virginia. Participants were selected for the 2024 ALI@Virginia program based on their exceptional skills and potential, the ability to influence change within the archival field, a strong commitment to the archival profession, a collaborative and innovative spirit, demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service, and representation and/or support of diversity within the profession. We are excited to welcome them to Charlottesville in June!

Archives Leadership Institute 2024 Cohort

Amber L. Moore, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Andrea Battleground, Archives for Film at Lincoln Center

Arnetta Girardeau, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Beaudry Rae Allen, Villanova University

Betts Coup, Harvard University 

Brittany Newberry, Georgia State University

Chianta Dorsey, Chicago Public Library

David Castillo, National Archives and Records Administration

Elisabeth B. Seelinger, Congressional Archives

Emily Jones, Gates Archive

Isaac Fellman, GLBT Historical Society

J.E. Molly Seegers, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jaimi Parker, Tarrant County (TX) Office of Historic Preservation and Archives

Jessica L. Webster, Baruch College, City University of New York

Joy Novak, Washington University 

LaToya Devezin, National Archives and Records Administration

Laurel McPhee, University of California, San Diego

Lisa Nguyen, University of California, San Francisco

Liza Posas, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Lolita Rowe, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Rachel Winston, University of Texas at Austin

Samantha Bradbeer Stephens, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Samantha Crisp, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Sandy Rodriguez, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Selena Ortega-Chiolero, Chickaloon Village Traditional Council

Alumni Testimonials

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