SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Nancy Sims

It’s officially Spring and that means it’s time for us to highlight the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute (SEI), and we’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week during the months of April and May – we hope you’ll tune in and better yet, come meet them and learn with us!

We’re happy to introduce Nancy Sims, who will be kicking off SEI with Part 1 of our Intellectual Property Module. Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues. She is both a librarian and a lawyer, has extensive experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life. Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and public participation in cultural heritage collections.

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Nancy Sims
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A veteran of SEI, she first presented at the 2015 SEI and loved it! She blew away the audience with her copyright knowledge and presentation style, and has been coming back ever since! We’re excited to welcome her back for her third year in a row and think it’s pretty cool that SEI brings people like this together, don’t you?

Nancy maintains a blog and a twitter account in which she weighs in on things large and small related to copyright, intellectual property and fair use. We hope to see you at SEI, though, where we’ll get to engage in face to face discussion with the copyright maven herself!

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides new and more experienced professionals opportunities to stay current in rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital preservation, as well as significant networking opportunities — BUT — it’s filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and follow us on Facebook!

See you in North Carolina!

Stephanie Beene
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art & Architecture

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