Archives Leadership Institute@Virginia

Transforming Archivists. Transforming Archives.

University of Virginia | June 8-14, 2025

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 2025 will take place from June 8-14, 2025, 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.

Check back in the fall for information about applying to ALI@Virginia 2025!

ALI@Virginia 2024 Cohort

The inaugural ALI@Virginia cohort, pictured in the lobby of Shannon Library at the University of Virginia. Back row, from left to right: J. E. Molly Seegers, Elisabeth B. Seelinger, Rachel E. Winston, Jessica Webster, Brittany Newberry, Amber L. Moore, Emily Jones, Sandy Rodriguez, Chianta Dorsey, Arnetta Girardeau, Joy Novak, Samantha Crisp, Samantha Bradbeer Stephens, and Lisa Nguyen. Seated middle row, from left to right: David Castillo, Jaimi Parker, Betts Coup, Beaudry Rae Allen, and Laurel McPhee. Front row, from left to right: Isaac Fellman, LaToya Devezin, Liza Posas, Lolita Rowe, Selena Ortega-Chiolero, and Andrea Battleground. (Photo credit: Stacey Evans Photography)

Alumni Testimonials

Hear from alums about why they applied to ALI and how the experience has impacted their careers.