Applications now open for 2017 ALI

Are you looking for a way to recharge your professional life? Consider applying to the 2017 Archives Leadership Institute

Berea College Archives Receives $243,954 Grant to Host Archives Leadership Institute

The Berea College Archives has been selected to develop and host the Archives Leadership Institute for three years, 2016 – 2018 by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

The 2015 ALI Cohort

The Archives Leadership Institute is proud to announce its ALI15 cohort!

Are you looking to recharge your professional life?

“It was an amazing, career-changing experience. I feel so much more prepared now to carry out not only special projects but also my ordinary, daily responsibilities. I feel like I now have the tools to try new approaches to solve problems--these aren't ‘problems’ anymore; they're opportunities.” - ALI13 Cohort Member

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Call for Applicants - Archives Leadership Institute 2018

The Application Period is Now Ended.

Call for Applicants:
2018 Archives Leadership Institute at Berea 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) 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.  
The ideal Archives Leadership Institute participant should have an established career foundation and a strong grasp on archival practice and theory, as well as exhibit exemplary leadership potential. This person should be able to articulate their professional involvement and service, a collaborative and innovative spirit, representation and/or support of diversity within the profession, and the ability to influence change within the archival field.

Applications for the 2018 program are now open and will close on November 30, 2017. Details about the application process and what characteristics the ideal ALI participant has can be found at Participants selected as the 2018 Cohort will be notified by the end of January 2018.

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 and at Luther College from 2013 to 2015.  The Institute will be held at Berea College for a final year in 2018.

The 2018 Institute will be held June 17 - 23, 2018.  The program will begin Sunday evening and finish by noon on the following Saturday.  Participants must attend the entire Institute. The cost of the Institute is $700 and includes registration, lodging and meals except for one dinner. Tuition scholarships of $500 and travel awards are available.

If you have any questions, please contact ALI Director, Rachel Vagts, at <>.

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Archives Leadership Institute Assessment Report released

    An assessment of the Archives Leadership Institute was conducted in 2016-1017 as a part of the ALI grant awarded to Berea College.

    Conducted by Dr. Rob Smith of Berea College, the assessment survey was distributed to all ALI alumni (2008-2016).

    The full report is available at