In a competitive application process, 25 archivists have been selected as participants in the 2016 Archives Leadership Institute (ALI). Laura Uglean Jackson, Assistant University Archivist, has been accepted into the 2016 cohort.
Participants were selected based on their leadership skills and potential, ability to influence policy and change within an organization and the archival field, commitment to the archival profession, career progress and history, organizational involvement, professional motivation and goals, a collaborative and innovative spirit and diversity and specialization within the profession.
ALI is a program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration, and is being hosted at Berea College for the years 2016-18. The Archives Leadership Institute will provide advanced training for 25 emerging and innovative leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the archival profession in practice, theory and attitude. To learn more about ALI 2016 cohort view the announcement here.