SEI 2014 registration is now open

Registration is now open for SEI 2014 (the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management): Places traditionally have filled up quickly for this intensive workshop that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional in hands-on and lecture modules. Reserve your spot today!

SEI 2014 will be held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from June 10-13, 2014. The curriculum includes sessions on intellectual property rights, metadata, imaging, project management, and digital preservation. We are happy to announce that once again this year five scholarships will be sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and you’ll find instructions on applying for the scholarships on the SEI website. Kress Scholarship applications are due by February 7, 2014.

SEI is suited to information professionals new to the field, current or recent graduate students, and more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals holding a range of professional roles have benefitted from past SEIs, including image collection managers, university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions. For more on SEI 2014, visit the website at

Graduates of SEI 2013 felt it was well worth the investment, providing perspectives not typically covered in graduate library science curricula. They praised the expertise and preparedness of the instructors, and also appreciated opportunities for sharing problem-solving perspectives, especially in the “Think Camp” session. In the post-SEI survey one participant summed up the experience saying “Since grad school courses never covered images, SEI really solidified my knowledge. It was especially useful to see the visual resources/art library/museum perspective on metadata and digital collection management.”

Please contact SEI co-chairs Amy Trendler ( or Meghan Musolff ( with any questions.

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