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SEI 2022 Registration is Now Open

Registration for the virtual SEI 2022 is now open! We are very excited about this year’s curriculum and instructors, and hope to see many of you online on June 20-24, 2022. 

SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for GLAM professionals and students interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections. SEI 2022 is a virtual workshop, and will open on Monday, June 20 with an orientation activity facilitated by the SEI Team. Most days feature 2 curricular workshops led by instructors and an optional event called “SEI Shop Talk and Social,” during which the SEI Team plans to make time and space for SEI attendees to build community socially and professionally. SEI will close on Friday, June 24 with a wrap-up activity, also facilitated by the SEI Team. Registration rates for SEI 2022 are $225 for members of ARLIS/NA and VRA and $250 for non-members.

SEI is committed to creating and supporting inclusive, diverse, accessible, and equitable communities of practice. We invite you to read the NEW Inclusive Language Guide, which joins the Code of Conduct, Land Acknowledgement and other documents about SEI.

This comprehensive introductory workshop is limited to 50 participants. We expect to meet our registration cap quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to write to the SEI Co-Chairs at seiworkshop.contact@gmail.com or via our website

Scholarships for SEI 2022! Apply by March 4th

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), along with the SEI 2022 Implementation Team, are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2022 Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI), to be held online on June 20–24, 2022.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is once again generously funding scholarships for SEI 2022. This year, due to the reduced registration fee for the online workshop, we can fund more scholarships than in previous years. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and new technologies and/or update job skills in the realm of digital collections management, as well as to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum seeks to address the requirements of today’s cultural heritage information professionals, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.

Details:

  • The Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive complimentary registration to SEI.
  • SEI 2022 is a synchronous event. All attendees, including Kress Scholarship recipients, are expected to participate fully in the workshop.
  • We encourage you to review the schedule before applying.
  • After the event, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be required to write a summary detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.
  • Applications will be evaluated by the SEI Co-chairs based, with special consideration given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Are current members of ARLIS/NA or VRA
    • Identify as BIPOC or one of the following US Census categories: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Are currently enrolled in an MA, MLIS, MLS, or related graduate program
    • Demonstrate financial need due to unemployment, underemployment, and/or the impact of COVID-19 on professional development funding

A note on successful applications: 

In addition to asking for brief biographical information, the application form will ask applicants to share a brief statement (200 words or less) about the effect attending SEI would have on your studies and/or your career. We encourage applicants to be as specific as possible in your statement: please tell us how certain SEI workshops or events will directly benefit the work you do in your collection(s) or academic program. We look forward to reading your statement!

Timeline:

  • Kress Scholarship applications open today Monday, February 21, 2022.
  • Applications are due by Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5pm EST. 
  • Recipients will be notified by March 18, 2022

How to apply:

Save the Date for SEI! June 20–24, 2022, Online

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI) will be held online Monday, June 20–Friday, June 24, 2022. 

Curriculum

SEI is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and/or update job skills in digital collections management and to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. SEI presents a comprehensive introduction to the digital life cycle and a curriculum that addresses the requirements of today’s cultural heritage and visual information professionals, from designing and implementing a project to sharing the final product with others and ensuring its preservation and access. This intensive workshop, held over five days, features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who cover:

For more information on workshops and instructors, please click on the curricular topics linked above. We invite you to view SEI 2022’s Schedule: SEI will open on Monday, June 20 with an orientation activity facilitated by the SEI Team. Most days feature 2 workshops led by instructors and an optional event called “SEI Shop Talk and Social,” where the SEI Team plans to make time and space for SEI attendees to build community socially and professionally. SEI will close on Friday, June 24 with a wrap-up activity, also facilitated by the SEI Team.

SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving field of managing cultural heritage and visual information. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.

Registration

Registration rates for SEI 2022 will be $225 for members of ARLIS/NA and VRA and $250 for non-members. SEI 2022 will be capped at 50 attendees. Registration will open on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that SEI will once again be able to offer a number of scholarships that fully cover the registration cost of attending SEI 2022. We are grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of SEI. 

The SEI Team will send more information closer to the date, but we want to share that applications for Kress Scholarships will open February 21, 2022 at 9am EST. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2022 at 5pm EST, and recipients will be notified by March 18, 2022.

Stay in Touch with SEI!

For the latest updates on SEI 2022, visit our NEW website: https://seiworkshop.org/ 

Follow SEI on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @seiworkshop 

Have questions? Please contact us at seiworkshop.contact@gmail.com 

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), along with the SEI 2021 Implementation Team, are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2021 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI), to be held online on June 22-25, 2021.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is once again generously funding scholarships for SEI 2021. This year, due to the reduced registration fee for the online workshop, we are able to fund more scholarships than in previous years. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and new technologies and/or update job skills in the realm of digital collections management, as well as to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum seeks to address the requirements of today’s cultural heritage information professional, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.

Details:

  • The Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive complimentary registration to SEI.
  • SEI 2021 is a live event and nearly all workshops will be taught synchronously over 3.5 days. Kress Scholarship recipients are expected to participate fully in the entire workshop. We encourage you to review the schedule before applying.
  • Each Kress Scholarship recipient will be required to write a summary detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship upon completion of SEI 2021.
  • All applications will be evaluated by the SEI Co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation. Priority will be given to ARLIS/NA and VRA members and those who are in graduate school, professionals who have a financial need, or who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Timeline:

  • Kress Scholarship applications are due by Monday, March 8, 2021.
  • Recipients will be notified after March 15, 2021.

How to Apply:

More information can be found on the SEI website: https://seiworkshop.org/scholarships-2021/

Why You Should Attend the Summer Educational Institute (SEI) for Visual Resources and Image Management

Are you a student or new professional interested in art librarianship, visual resources, or digital humanities? If so, you should consider attending the Summer Educational Institute (SEI) for Visual Resources and Image Management in Albuquerque, NM on June 5-8, 2018. This annual workshop, a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), provides information professionals with the latest technologies and tools to be successful in the rapidly changing field of visual resources. This year the curriculum includes intellectual property rights, digitization standards and process monitoring, metadata, digital preservation, digital curation, and digital humanities. The skills you gain from attending a workshop like SEI will supplement your library school coursework and can help you land a job in this field.

Here’s what two former attendees have to say about their experience:

“SEI was an invaluable experience for me, particularly as a newcomer to the Visual/Digital Resources field. I attended SEI in 2017, having just recently been hired as the Visual Resources Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. The curriculum was just what I needed. In my day-to-day work, I now find myself constantly referring back to things I learned at SEI, from best practices in digitization, to copyright issues, to implementing and managing Digital Humanities projects. In addition to the practical knowledge I gained at SEI, I also met an amazing group of colleagues from across the country. It was comforting to know that others in my position are dealing with the same challenges I face, especially as the Visual Resources and Digital Resources fields continue to evolve and change at such a rapid pace. I was also deeply impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm and commitment to their profession, from the instructors and participants, to the organizers. I recommend SEI to anyone wishing to enhance their skills and connect with dedicated colleagues. My belief in SEI’s core mission and values is such, that I volunteered to take on the role of webmaster for SEI 2018. Take a look at the website for detailed information on the curriculum, instructors, and our new venue at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. And feel free to contact me (otto.luna@unh.edu) should you have any questions about attending SEI.”

Otto Luna, University of New Hampshire

“Many of my goals and expectations were met or exceeded. The professionals brought in to instruct us were great at imparting their expertise and experience to us through presentations, activities and Q&A. While I was not able to connect with everyone at SEI, there was a community atmosphere developed between attendees, organizers and instructors. It was especially helpful for me, as someone new to the VR sector of librarianship. The most surprising aspect of SEI, for me, was the reassurance that I felt building during my time there. I went in with imposter syndrome, feeling like I was inexperienced and that was the cause of how overwhelmed I felt. I learned a lot about the challenges of my specific position, such as its broad scope. I realized that the breadth of the knowledge that I needed to do my job was a benefit and a challenge. I found that I should be more confident, because I know more have a better understanding of my work than I give myself credit for. While there is no replacement for practical experience, there is a lot to be said for having confidence in the work you do and in decisions you make. SEI provided me with an invaluable experience and one that I will recall often when I am presented with challenges throughout my career. Additionally, because of connections that I made at SEI, I was offered the opportunity to become the Publicity Specialist with the SEI Implementation team.”

Chelsea Stone, Sacred Heart University

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Julie Rudder

We’re thrilled to round out the roster for this year’s  amazing instructors for the 2017 Summer Educational Institute. We know you’ve been keeping up with our highlights, so without further ado…

We’re happy to introduce Julie Rudder, Repository Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Libraries. Julie will be co-leading this year’s SEI Un-conference, along with Justin Schell, Will Shaw and Laura Fu. If you haven’t experienced an Un-conference or a THATcamp before, it’s YOUR chance to bring your questions, topics of interest, and queries to the group. You’ll have the SEI instructors, SEI co-chairs, and all of your peers to workshop topics and questions. Is there something that has really been bugging you at work, something that would be perfect for SEI but isn’t on the curriculum?  Bring it to the Un-conference! Or maybe something comes up during the week at one of the workshops – jot it down and remember it at the Un-conference!

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Julie Rudder

Did you know?

In her role as Repository Librarian, Julie Rudder manages the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), which preserves, shares, and promotes the scholarly work from UNC, Chapel Hill.  Julie works with others in the library to manage the CDR’s technical development, content management and stakeholder relationships, acquiring UNC digital materials and ensuring it is accessible, searchable and safe from alteration within CDR’s digital archives. One of her projects is to define and implement infrastructure and services in support of UNC’s Open Access Policy.

Prior to this position she was the Digital Initiatives Project Manager at Northwestern University Library where she managed major technical development projects for the library’s repository system. She served as Product Owner for the Avalon Media System, a collaborative project between Northwestern University Library and Indiana University Libraries.

Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

If you missed our announcements about these stellar instructors, hop on over to http://seiworkshop.org, where you can read about them, SEI, find a Statement of Inclusivity, register, and much more.

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 2017 only has a FEW SPOTS LEFT. Register by June 1st!

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

See you in North Carolina!

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Laura Fu

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce Laura Fu, another local star from North Carolina —  Project Manager at the Park Library, UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. Laura will be leading the Introduction to Digital Asset Management, which will introduce Digital Asset Management (DAM), its concepts, and foundational elements. DAM consists of management tasks and technological functionality designed to enhance the inventory, control, and distribution of digital assets (rich media such as photographs, videos, graphics and logos). This session will provide a solid understanding of the core components of DAM success. Come with questions, leave with answers!

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Laura Fu

Did you know?

Laura Fu is a librarian with a focus on digital media management, digital image management, and digital asset management. From collecting content in various digital corners of a company, to discovering and building a taxonomy, to defining metadata and controlled vocabularies, she strives to offer the best support in the design and implementation of a successful digital asset management solution.

She is the Equipment Analyst and Project Manager at the Park Library at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism, where she’s heading up the selection, implementation and launch of a new online reservation system for journalism students’ equipment. An active member of the Special Libraries Association, she also consults with Allied Vaughn as their Social Media Program Manager, where she’s helping to recruit librarians for various DAM projects nationwide. She earned her BA in video production from Hofstra University and her MLS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Register for SEI to benefit from his knowledge directly!

There’s still time to book a room at the hotel! If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

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 both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is 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!

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: David Riecks

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce David Riecks, owner of ControlledVocabulary.com, and celebrated metadata consultant. David will be leading the Embedded Metadata Workshop and Let’s Get Practical: Metadata Open Session. The workshop will take a hands-on approach to embedding metadata into digital image files, playing with tools that read, write, and extract metadata from digital files, and what programs may be best for data acquistion, work flow management and information exchange. Be prepared for active learning exercises – Come with questions, leave with answers!

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David Riecks

Did you know?

David Riecks founded ControlledVocabulary.com as a resource for building controlled vocabularies, thesauri, and keyword hierarchies for describing images to increase success in finding them in digital asset management (DAM) systems.

You may recognize him as being involved in many of the metadata standards initiatives influential to the photography, digital image, and digitization fields — or from being a featured speaker at conferences and industry events — such as PhotoPlus Expo, the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit, and the International PhotoMetadata Conferences, among others. Riecks has chaired the Society of American Archivists’ Imaging Technology Standards committee, the American Society of Media Photographers Digital Photography Standards & Practices committee, and more.

Riecks recently assumed leadership for the Photo Metadata website, a project begun under the Stock Artists Alliance, one of several projects under an umbrella of partnerships spearheaded by the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

In recognition of his years of work to further photo metadata standards, he was named as a “Pioneer of Digital Preservation” by the Library of Congress in 2009.

Register for SEI to benefit from his knowledge directly!

6 weeks from today SEI will be happening! If you’d like to bunk in the dorms at $53 per night, those arrangements will need to be made by THIS Friday, May 5. If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

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 both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is 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!