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K-State Today

June 18, 2014



Hight attends 2014 Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College

By Sarah McGreer Hoyt

Portrait of Cliff Hight

Cliff Hight, assistant professor and university archivist, participated in the 2014 Archives Leadership Institute, June 15-21, in Decorah, Iowa.

The institute is a highly selective program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which is affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration. For three consecutive summers, from 2013-2015, the Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College will provide advanced training for 25 innovative leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the archival profession in practice, theory and attitude.

Participants were selected for the 2014 ALI@Luther program based on their exceptional leadership skills and potential, the ability to influence change within the archival field, a strong commitment to the archival profession, demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service, a collaborative and innovative spirit, and representation and/or support of diversity within the profession.

ALI@Luther is a weeklong immersion program. Upon return to their home institutions, participants will develop a post-intensive practicum project. One project will be selected to serve as the focus for all ALI@Luther participants in the following year.

The institute will conclude with a practices workshop to be held in conjunction with the joint annual meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators and the Society of American Archivists, Aug. 10-16, in Washington, D.C.