Archives Leadership Institute

n. (abbr. ALI)ay-ell-EYE, less commonlyAH-lee a training and immersion program, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, to expand the leadership qualities and skills of archivists


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has, thus far, awarded funding to four separate Archives Leadership Institutes. The first was hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison and extended from 2008 to 2012. The second was hosted by Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, from 2013 to 2015. The third was hosted by Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, from 2016 to 2018. The fourth is hosted by Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, from 2019 to 2021. The Archives Leadership Institute was the 2015 recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award.