Monday, January 11, 2010

Scholarship - Archives Leadership Institute

*UW-Madison SLIS Calls for Applications to the Third Archives Leadership

July 18-24, 2010
Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin - Madison is pleased to announce the 2010
leadership institute for archives professionals. The week-long event
will feature presentations by dynamic people in the archival field and
relevant leaders outside the profession. The goal of the project is to
examine the leadership needs of the archives profession and to prepare
participants to influence policy and effect change on behalf of the
profession (and ultimately, on behalf the public served now and in the
future.) The program is directed primarily at mid-level to senior staff
--archivists who aspire to leadership roles in their organizations
and/or professional associations.

25 archivists will be selected to spend the week at UW - Madison's
beautiful lakeshore conference center. A mix of panels, workshops and
small group discussions explore topics such as policy issues for
archivists, communication and media relations, legislative advocacy,
strategies and sources for funding, collaboration and coalition
building. Most of the costs are covered by a grant from the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and a
registration fee of $600 includes tuition, instructional materials,
hotel and some meals. A number of scholarships for travel and tuition
will also be awarded, so don't let a lack of funding keep you from

Complete application instructions and downloadable application documents
are available (with a January 19, 2010 deadline) at

If you would like to be on an email list to receive updates regarding
the 2010 Institute (or future Institutes), or if you have any questions
about ALI, please send a message to Meredith Lowe, Outreach Specialist
for Continuing Education Services, School of Library and Information
Studies, 608-890-0364 or .

Meredith Lowe
Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Services
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706