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.


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