VREPS: Getting to know you!

VREPS Co-Chairs, Julia Murphy and Kendra Werst, are conducting a VREPS Member Survey to help us get to know our members better! Enjoy our blog but would like to see more advice posts? Wish we had more virtual workshops or webinars? Need more one-on-one help with your job search? Not completely satisfied with VREPS programming at the Annual Conference? Voice your needs, wants, comments, and concerns in this survey!

If you are a professional or student with less than 10 years of experience, please take moment to fill out the survey below!


If you are unable to view the embedded form, here is a link to the survey: https://forms.gle/BaF5DJeYexzAjNA28


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2019 SEI Instructors: Courtney Baron

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Courtney Baron!

Courtney Baron is the Head of Library Teaching and Outreach Services at Oxford College of Emory University. She leads the Research Practices and Events teams and coordinates the information literacy instruction program and outreach initiatives for the Oxford College Library. She serves on a number of groups within the Emory Libraries, including the Information Literacy Framework Task Force, Assessment Integration Group, and Wikipedia Working Group. Courtney co-leads the Instructor Development Community of Practice (ID-COP), a working group for teaching librarians at Emory. At Oxford College, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of Academic Excellence and the International Students Advisory Committee.

She received her Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Classical Archaeology and Latin from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University. Baron currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ARLIS/NA Archaeology and Classics SIG. She is the Junior Co-Chair of SEI and will be teaching the Instructional Design and Outreach module. Her research interests include feminist pedagogy, visual literacy, game-based learning, and providing library services to the arts and humanities.

Classes:

  • Instructional Design & User Outreach
    • Close the loop on the digital life cycle by strategizing ways to help your end users navigate the shores of your digital collections. Develop methods for promoting your content and engaging with users through social media and other outreach initiatives. Design learning activities, such as assignments or instructional workshops, around your digital collections based on your institution’s mission and user interests. Participants will leave SEI with the end in mind to successfully complete their digital projects.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

In its 16th year as a joint program between the Art Libraries Society of North America(ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2019 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 4-7, 2019.

Join us for a Spring Virtual Meeting!

Calling all professionals and students with less than 10 years of experience, join us for a Spring Virtual Meeting! Please fill out this LettuceMeet poll, so we can determine the best time to get together, virtually!!!

A few of things to note….

  • Meeting times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • If you add your email you will be notified, via LettuceMeet, when the meeting is scheduled! VREPS Co-Chairs will send out registration reminders as well.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us! Kendra Werst (knw2@williams.edu) or Julia Murphy (julia.murphy10@gmail.com)

Additionally, VREPS Co-Chairs are conducting a VREPS Member Survey to help us get to know our members better! Enjoy our blog but would like to see more advice posts? Wish we had more virtual workshops or webinars? Need more one-on-one help with your job search? Not completely satisfied with VREPS programming at the Annual Conference? Voice your needs, wants, comments, and concerns in this survey!

Happenings

CFPs, Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

VRA Bulletin
Call for Content – June 2019 Issue
Extended Deadline: April 30, 2019
Learn More and Submit an Article

DLF Forum 2019 – Call for Proposals
Where: Tampa, Florida
When: October 14-16, 2019
Deadline: April 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Submit a Proposal

Association for Computer and Humanities (ACH)
Registration is now open for ACH2019
Early bird rates end on June 25, 2019
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
When: July 23-26, 2019
Learn more & Register


Webinars, Workshops, and Meetings

Archivematica Camps 2019
Where: Vancouver, Canada
When: June 24-25, 2019
Learn More

Digital Pedagogy Lab 2019
Course Topic: Community-Based Digital Pedagogy
This course will focus on digital pedagogy that is purposefully embedded in and defined through community partnership. Examples of community-based participatory digital pedagogy might include: a youth media collaboration with a local school; oral history and digital archiving projects with a community organization; documentary storymaking co-created with community partners; multimodal interactive storymapping in a neighborhood. In other words, projects that bring together the ethical practices of digital pedagogy with the radical possibilities of community-based participatory media making.
Learn More

VRA New England Chapter Meeting
Where: Trinity College, Hartford, CT
When: May 31, 2019

VRAF Regional Workshop
Topic: Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
Where: Freer|Sackler in Washington, D.C.
When: April 26, 2019
Learn More & Register Here

NDSR ART
Topic: Strategies for Conserving Time-Based Media: An overview of the Art Institute of Chicago’s TBM Initiative
When: May 8, 2019 at 12pm CST
Learn more & Register
**A recording of the webinar will also be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.

Awards, Scholarships, and $$$

VRA Foundation – Project Grant
A single grant is available during the spring 2019 cycle with up to $3000 to be awarded.
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Apply Here


Check back next Thursday for more Happenings! Missed a week? Take a look at previous happenings here. Don’t forget to subscribe to VRA’s weekly Job Digest, here!

Welcome Our Incoming Co-Chair + Announcements

First, I’d like to give a big THANK YOU to Chelsea Stone, outgoing co-chair for the Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students group! It has been a pleasure working with you over the last year!!! I look forward to collaborating with you in the future!


Now I’d like to introduce our incoming Co-Chair:

Julia Murphy!

A little about Julia: Julia is the Digital Asset Manager at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. She works to make Hirshhorn’s permanent collection more accessible to staff, researchers, and the public through photographic documentation. She oversees all images of the museum’s permanent collection, the photo archives of the museum’s history, and manages new photography of objects and exhibitions. Julia is also responsible for fulfilling all rights and reproductions requests for Hirshhorn’s object photography.  She trains and mentors interns and volunteers who work with the digitization efforts of the photo archives. Julia joined the Hirshhorn as a contractor in 2013 and became a full-time employee in 2016. She received a Masters in Library Science with a concentration in Archives from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014. Prior to working at the Hirshhorn, Julia worked at the National Museum of African Art, CNN, and the White House.


Announcements

Julia and I are planning a VREPS Virtual Spring Meeting (May 2019). Please fill out this LettuceMeet poll so we can determine the best time to meet!

Additionally, we are conducting a VREPS Member Survey to help us get to know our members better! If you are a professional or student with less than 10 years of experience, please take a minute to fill out this survey – we would greatly appreciate it!


As always, you can find us on Slack: vreps.slack.com

2019 SEI Instructors: Greta Bahnemann

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Greta Bahnemann!

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a cultural heritage collection of more than 280,000 items. She has also spearheaded a number of innovative projects the Minnesota Digital Library, including the creation of the MDL Primary Source Sets project and the implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards.

Greta holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and a MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She has already been involved with SEI: as a co-chair in 2014-16, and now as a presenter.

Classes:

  • Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials: Getting Your Feet Wet
    • Jump in! The metadata water is fine. In this module, Greta will address the myriad issues associated with creating metadata for digitized content. This module will provide an overview of the variety of original, analog materials and their associated digital forms. She will then delve into creating and managing technical, descriptive, and administrative metadata, the selection of an appropriate metadata schema, understanding crosswalks, writing metadata guidelines, and metadata cleanup work.
  • Embedded Metadata: Swimming Out a Little Further
    • Swim out a little further – and explore the foundational principles of embedded metadata. Today’s metadata discussion continues with an introduction to embedding metadata into digital image files, the tools used for reading and writing embedded metadata, and how metadata can be used effectively in digital workflows and to support the exchange of information through the delivery of image assets with embedded content.
  • Metadata Practicum: Breaking the Ice on Practical Projects
    • This session will provide an overview of recent metadata-related projects that Greta has implemented at the Minnesota Digital Library. She will discuss her work with applying geospatial metadata, creating Primary Source Sets, conducting a digital collection gap analysis, and discuss the Minnesota Digital Library’s ongoing work to implement standardized rights statements. These case studies will provide students with some practical examples of digital collection work and demonstrate how digital collections are evolving and changing resources.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

In its 16th year as a joint program between the Art Libraries Society of North America(ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2019 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 4-7, 2019.

VRA Conference Survey: Attendees AND Non-Attendees

The VRA Executive Board is already hard at work preparing for future conferences, but we need your voice to ensure everyone can benefit from conference activities.

Attendees of the VRA 2019 Annual Conference in Los Angeles should have received last week, an email invitation to complete a post-conference survey. With your experiences in Los Angeles still fresh in your mind, the VRA Executive Board would greatly appreciate it if you would take 10-15 minutes to complete the 28-question survey and share your comments and suggestions. If you did not receive this invitation, here is a link to the survey for attendees:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7G88HFG

If you did not attend VRA 2019, we would also like to hear from you, to gain some insight into why you didn’t attend this year, and to hopefully get some feedback that will make it more likely that you will attend future conferences. Here is a link to the survey for non-attendees:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZF8LR2

Your responses will give the Executive Board guidance as we plan the programming for the 2020 Baltimore conference. The surveys are anonymous, so please be open and honest with your feedback. The surveys will close on Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

Again, thank you to everyone that participated in the 2019 conference, and thank you for taking the time to assist us as we consider ways to improve future VRA conferences. Please feel free to contact me directly (vpcp@vraweb.org) if you have any questions or concerns.

Sara Schumacher
Vice President for Conference Program
Visual Resources Association