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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.

2019 ALI@Purdue 

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

ALI photos from 2019


ALI photos from 2019


ALI photos from 2019


ALI photos from 2019