In a competitive application process consisting of nearly 100 candidates, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumnus, Benn Joseph (MSLS '06) has been selected as a participant in the 2013 Archives Leadership Institute. The program is funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration and is being hosted at Luther College for the years 2013-15. The Archives Leadership Institute will provide advanced training for 25 emerging and innovative leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the archival profession in practice, theory and attitude.
Benn joined the Northwestern University Library in 2009 as a Manuscript Librarian, and splits his time between the Northwestern University Archives and the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, managing both paper-based and digital collections. He also co-curated an exhibit currently up at Northwestern on the life of improvisational theater pioneer Viola Spolin. Benn has an MSLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.