Registration for SEI 2017 is now open! Please register at the SEI website,


The Kress Foundation generously funds 6 scholarships to help defray the costs of attendance.  The deadline for application for the scholarship is February 24.  See the SEI website for more information about this invaluable educational opportunity.


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). SEI seeks to provide information 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 and be part of a network of supportive colleagues.

This intensive three and a half-day workshop features a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s visual resources and image management professionals. Expert instructors cover:

  • Intellectual Property Rights

  • Digital Imaging and Digital Preservation

  • Metadata and Cataloging

  • Project Management

  • Professional Growth and Development

SEI is open to all individuals interested in visual resources and image management. New professionals, current library school students and more experienced professionals interested in updating their skill sets will benefit from SEI. Participants may include:

  • Information, Library, and Museum Professionals

  • Digital Collection Managers

  • Visual Resources Professionals

  • Art and Architecture Librarians

  • Current Graduate Students and recent graduates

Participants in SEI 2016 will receive a Certificate of Completion from ARLIS/NA-VRAF, signed by the ARLIS/NA president and the VRA Foundation chair.


In light of recent legislation in North Carolina, we offer a Statement of Inclusivity assuring all attendees that SEI and its sponsors are committed to providing an environment of mutual acceptance and inclusivity.


Please contact co-chairs Jesse Henderson (Digital Services Librarian, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) and Nicole Finzer (Data Curation Librarian, Northwestern Univ.) with any questions related to SEI 2017.


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