Erin Lawrimore (University Libraries) was selected as a member of the 2013 cohort of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI). ALI 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. 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. 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. Lawrimore is University Archivist in the University Libraries’ Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.