The Archives Leadership Institute @ Purdue University
The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Purdue University is the host site for ALI for the years 2019-2021. ALI@Purdue offers advanced training for 20 archival leaders each year, providing the knowledge, tools, and community of practice to enable these leaders to effect positive change within the profession.
Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception Dinner and Workshop
2019 ALI@Purdue held its annual Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) Alumni Reception Dinner and Workshop on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in Austin, Texas, during the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists. Seventy people, including ALI alumni from the previous cohorts, members of 2019 cohort, ALI@Purdue advisory board members and ALI@Purdue team members attended the event. Attendees experienced virtual reality (VR) simulations developed by the 2019 cohort members through VR headsets. A summary of the 2019 ALI@Purdue cohort assessment was also distributed during the event. Applications will open on September 1, 2019, for the 2020 ALI@Purdue event scheduled for May 24-31, 2020.
2019 ALI@Purdue took place between June 9 and 15 at Purdue University West Lafayette campus. Twenty participants of the 2019 ALI cohort along with the project team explored five Institute themes (i.e., Leadership and Management Issues in Archives, Strategic Planning & Communication for Archivists, Intercultural Competency & Diversity Skills Development, Technology Innovation & Skills for Archivists, and Advocacy for Archivists) and developed four virtual reality simulations to support leadership development in the field of archives. Each participant will deliver a professional development workshop sharing the knowledge and skills gained at ALI@Purdue and use the VR simulations developed during the Institute to further disseminate Institute content and outputs in the field. Furthermore, the simulations will be showcased at the ALI Alumni Dinner and Workshop event during the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Austin, Texas on August 4th. Register for this event.
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Photos from the 2019 ALI@Purdue