The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). As SEI marks its eighth year, its goal remains constant: to provide visual resources professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create a network of supportive colleagues. Past Institutes have been attended by visual resources professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to augment their experience with image management training, and more experienced professionals eager to update their skill sets in response to fast-changing technological advancements. Each year’s Institute has been very successful, and we look forward to continuing that tradition at SEI 2011.
SEI 2011 will be held from June 7th to 10th at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The intensive 3-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules. For the first time since the creation of SEI, certain modules will be tracked into sections that reflect the self-identified skill level of the participants. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloguing, the application of social and new media in visual resources, the product environment, strategic planning, professional development, and future directions for the profession.
SEI 2011 is open to professionals, para-professionals, and graduate level students in visual resources, library science, the visual arts and related humanities fields, museum studies, and other image information disciplines. Participants may include:
- Librarians or information professionals responsible for managing image or digital collections
- Visual resources professionals and art librarians who want to update their knowledge of current practices
- Individuals currently in the profession who need focused training
- Students seeking an important visual resources component to complement their graduate education.
All SEI participants are expected to comply with the UNM Visitor Code of Conduct.
Participants in SEI 2011 will receive a Certificate of Completion from ARLIS/NA-VRAF, signed by the ARLIS/NA president and the VRA Foundation chair.