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Lawrimore Selected for Archives Leadership Institute

Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist in the University Libraries’ Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, was recently selected as a member of the 2013 cohort of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI). Selection to highly-selective ALI is based upon leadership skills and potential, ability to influence policy and change within an organization and the archival field, commitment to the archival profession, and career progress and history.

The Archives Leadership Institute provides advanced training for 25 emerging and innovative leaders each year, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the archival profession in practice, theory and attitude. Participants will attend a week-long Leadership Intensive at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) in June 2013, conduct a practicum-style leadership project at their home institution, participate in ongoing discussions, projects, and networking opportunities through a virtual ALI Salon, attend the ALI Practices Workshop at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting in August, conduct a thematic group project with other ALI alumni that will address challenges within the archival field, and professionally present projects and products that were a direct result of ALI experience and training.

Erin Lawrimore joined the Libraries as University Archivist in June 2011. She holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a Masters of Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information. Prior to her arrival at UNCG, she served as Associate Head and Curator of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University, and worked in the Special Collections Library at the University of Tennessee. In her current role of University Archivist, she manages acquisitions, processing, reference, and outreach for UNCG’s institutional records of enduring value. She also is serving as one of the leaders in developing the Libraries’ capacity to acquire, manage, and provide access to born-digital archival records. Lawrimore is an active member of the Society of American Archivists, where she currently serves as co-chair of the Awards Committee, member of the Annual Meeting Task Force, and member of the steering committee of the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable. She is also a member of the Society of North Carolina Archivists and the Society of Georgia Archivists, and she acts as managing editor of Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists. Additionally, she serves as a lecturer for San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science.