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“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

Friday, September 14, 2018

Apply Now for ALI@Purdue!

The application for the 2019 Archives Leadership Institute at Purdue University is now available.

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For more information about the Archives Leadership Institute, please visit the Purdue program's website at

Friday, June 29, 2018

ALI@PURDUE Awarded Grant

A proposal titled Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) @ PURDUE has been awarded $250,000 from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) to provide professional development for the next generation of archivist leaders by developing and facilitating the Archives Leadership Institute for three years beginning in 2019. The interdisciplinary Purdue project team includes the Project Director, Dr. Mesut Akdere, associate professor in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation and faculty research fellow at the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, Research (CILMAR); Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair, CILMAR’s Associate Director of Intercultural Pedagogy & Scholarship; Sammie Morris, professor and Director of Purdue Archives, and Nastasha Johnson, assistant professor of Library Science. The project will utilize virtual reality simulations and other cutting edge technologies with attending archivists from institutions across the country with a vision of creating more interculturally and technologically competent leaders in the archives profession who are prepared to advocate on behalf of their institutions as well as the broader archives field.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Announcing the ALI 18 Cohort!

The Archives Leadership Institute is proud to announce its ALI18 cohort!

We received applications from a diverse group of archival professionals working in institutions throughout the U.S. and abroad.  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 ALI18 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.

Aditi Worcester, Processing Archivist, California State University San Marcos
Alexis Antracoli, Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University
Alison Clemens, Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, Yale University Library
Cara McCormick, Head of Archives Services, RAND Corporation
Chaitra Powell, African American Collections and Outreach Archivist, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Courtney Dean, Processing Archivist, Center for Primary Research and Training, University of California, Los Angeles Library
David Benjamin, Head of Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries
Deborah Richards, Special Collections Archivist, Mount Holyoke College
Dinah Handel, Digitization Services Manager, Stanford University
Dominique Luster, Teenie Harris Archivist, Carnegie Museum of Art
Eimee Rhea Lagrama, Head Librarian, University Archives, University of the Philippines Diliman
Emily Cottle, Corporate Archivist, Vanguard
Emily Dominick, Head, Technical Services Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries
Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Salve Regina University
Heather Fox, Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Co-director, Oral History Center, University of Louisville
Janel Quirante, Head Archivist, `Ulu`ulu Moving Image Archive, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Karen Trivette, Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and College Archives, Fashion Institute of Technology - State University of New York
Kelly Revak, Archivist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Krystal Appiah, Instruction Librarian, University of Virginia
Lauren Algee, Digital Curation Librarian, DC Public Library, Special Collections
Megan McShea, Audiovisual Archivist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Nicole Milano, Head Archivist and Historical Publications Editor, AFS International Programs, Inc.
Noah Huffman, Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records, Duke University
Rebecca May, Public Services Archivist, Wake Forest University
Sara Seltzer, Institutional Archivist, Getty Museum