VRAF Regional Workshops

VRAF Regional Workshops (1)

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the host sites for the 2018-2019 VRAF Regional Workshop Program.

Now in its fourth year, and thanks to the continued and generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this program is allowing the VRAF to realize its mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management.

The 2018-2019 workshops are:

Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture
Instructor: Chris Strasbaugh
Hosted by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY
November 30, 2018

Something Mappy This Way Comes: An Introduction to Digital Mapping Technologies
Instructor: Justin Madron
Hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR
January 25, 2019

Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
Instructor: Susan Jane Williams
Hosted by The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
March 1, 2019

Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
Instructor: Shyam Oberoi
Hosted by The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
April 26, 2019

Learn more about the current regional workshops here!

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VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant

Only one more week to apply!

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:59pm Pacific Time.

If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application herehttps://goo.gl/forms/QMxIeagXIllV04zz1 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com.

The recipient of the 2018 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, September 21, 2018, and must be used before September 21, 2019.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have a professional interest in visual resources and cultural heritage information management, and may include retirees, the currently unemployed, or students seeking educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information.
  • Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
  • Statements of financial need will be strongly considered.

Acceptable Uses of Award Money:

  • Transportation costs to and from the event venue
  • Registration fees or tuition
  • Required course materials (e.g., work books, DVDs)
  • Lodging
  • Meals – including meals in transit to and from the educational event
  • Research expenses

Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (a percentage of grant money take by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead)

Call for Applications: VRAF Professional Development Grant

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:59pm Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application here: https://goo.gl/forms/QMxIeagXIllV04zz1 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the 2018 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, September 21, 2018, and must be used before September 21, 2019.

Purpose:
The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes).  Priority will be given to applications that include participation at a conference (giving a paper, teaching a workshop, chairing a committee, etc.); research that shows promise to lead to publication or contributes to the visual resources and cultural heritage information management community; or to applications that can demonstrate that the receiving the opportunity will have a broader benefit to an institution or region. Please note that recipients of the award are required to submit a report outlining how the award contributed to his or her professional development within 30 days following the event.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have a professional interest in visual resources and cultural heritage information management, and may include retirees, the currently unemployed, or students seeking educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information.
  • Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
  • Statements of financial need will be strongly considered.

Acceptable Uses of Award Money:

  • Transportation costs to and from the event venue
  • Registration fees or tuition
  • Required course materials (e.g., work books, DVDs)
  • Lodging
  • Meals – including meals in transit to and from the educational event
  • Research expenses

Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (a percentage of grant money take by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead)

Application Criteria:

  • A goals statement outlining the opportunity, how it will benefit your work, and any potential contributions this opportunity may allow you to make beyond your own professional development.
  • A comprehensive budget and breakdown of your proposed travel, lodging, meal, and other expenses. When costs are estimated, please explain  (e.g., “roundtrip airfare on United as determined via Expedia search”; my lodging costs reflect an estimate for a shared room). If your institution requires you to use a specific airline, or has set a corporate airfare rate, please note this in the comments section. Be as clear and complete as possible about other funding support you will receive or are applying for, such as from your home institution, or other grants and awards.
  • Your resume/curriculum vitae

Application:
Please submit an online application to be considered for a VRAF Professional Development Grant.


Professional Development Award Recipients

2017
Sali Underwood, Curator of Natural History, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Attended Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections in Denver

2016
Audrey Sage Lorberfeld, Account Manager, SocialCode
Attended Library and Information Technology Forum, Fort Worth, TX
Chris Strasbaugh, Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, Knowlton School, The Ohio State University
Attended 2+3D Photography — Practice and Prophesies at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2015
Lauren Paustian, 
Associate Librarian, Leo Baeck Institute
Lauren used the grant to attend the 2016 ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference
Kanako Iwase, 
Visual Resources Librarian, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Kanako used the grant to attend the 2016 ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference

2014
Courtney Baron
, Visual Resources Curator, Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
Attended and participated at the 2015 Visual Resources Association Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Mark Pompelia
, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Supported his participation at the October 2014 conference of the Art Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand in Auckland, NZ.

2013
Sara Piasecki
, Photo Archivist, Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
Attended Gawain Weaver’s course, Care and Identification of Photographs in Los Angeles, CA.
Vicky Brown
, Curator of the Visual Resources Centre in the History of Art Department, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Attended the 2014 Visual Resources Association Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI.

2012
Heather Lowe
, Visual Resources Specialist for the Department of Art, Cal State San Bernardino
Attended the 2013 Visual Resources Association Annual Meeting in Providence, RI.
Anne Young
, Manager of Rights and Reproductions for the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Attended the American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education’s (ALI-CLE) Legal Issues in Museum Administration Conference.

2011
Amy Bowman
, Photographs Archivist, Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Attended Gawain Weaver’s “Care and Identification of Photographs” workshop
Karen Kessel
, Visual Resources Specialist, Sonoma State University
Attended the 2012 VRA Conference and present a workshop on cataloging images of the Art of the Americas

2010
Carrie Salazar
, Art Institute of Boston
Attended the 2010 ACRL Conference

2009
Natalie Milbrodt
, Queen’s College Library Studies Program
Attended the 2010 VRA Conference in Atlanta, GA

CAA Call for Participation

CAA seeks paper and/or project proposals for the Sessions Seeking Contributors listed on this webpage. The Sessions were selected by the CAA Annual Conference Committee from submissions by members. The sessions have not been edited by CAA. The webpage represents only a portion of the full conference content and does not include Complete and Composed Sessions.

Sessions are listed alphabetically by title. Affiliated Societies and CAA Professional Committees that have sessions included in the Call for Participation will have the names of their organizations listed in between the title of the session and the chair’s name. Chairs develop sessions according to topics and themes in their abstracts. We encourage chairs to consider alternate, engaging formats other than consecutive readings of papers. All conference sessions are ninety minutes in length. For a traditional four-person panel, we recommend that each presenter not exceed fifteen minutes in order to allow time for questions and discussion.

INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT PAPERS/PROJECTS TO SESSION CHAIRS

Deadline: August 6, 2018

Email the following directly to session chair(s):

  1. Completed session participation proposal form. Make sure your name appears EXACTLY as you would like it listed in the conference program and conference website.
  2. Paper/project abstract: maximum 250 words, as a single paragraph MS Word Document. Make sure your title and abstract appear EXACTLY as you would like them published in the conference program, Abstracts 2019, and the CAA website.
  3. Email explaining your interest in the session, expertise in the topic, and availability during the conference.
  4. A shortened CV (close to 2 pages)
  5. (Optional) Documentation of work when appropriate, (as PDF) especial­ly for sessions in which artists might discuss their own practice.


GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS

  1. A paper that has been published previously or presented at another scholarly conference may not be delivered at the CAA Annual Conference.
  2. All session participants, including presenters, chairs, and discussants, must be current individual members of CAA through February 16, 2019 to participate in the Annual Conference. Inactive members will be removed from session listings after August 28, 2018.
  3. All session participants must also register for the conference in some capacity. Early conference registration opens online early October. Information about alternate conference registration options, including single-session tickets, will be posted on the CAA website in the fall. While there will be a variety of conference registration options for CAA 2019, all participants must at least register using a single-session ticket to their own session.
  4. All session participants may take part in the conference in up to three ways. They may serve as a: 1) Session chair; 2) Paper/Project Presenter; and/or 3) Session Discussant. Each member may not, however, serve a single role more than once in a particular conference year (i.e. serve as a presenter in two different panels, chair two sessions, serve as a discussant or Q&A leader on multiple panels, etc.).  Because of this, you must inform session chair(s) if you are submitting one or more paper/project proposals to other sessions in the 2019 Call for Participation.
  5. If your Individual Paper/Project proposal was accepted to a Composed Session during the spring open call, but you would prefer to participate in one of the chaired sessions listed here the 2019 Call for Participation, you must inform the CFP chair(s) of this previous acceptance in your application form. You will not be removed from the Composed Session unless your paper/project is accepted by the chair(s) of the CFP session. Upon acceptance to a CFP session, you must inform CAA of your need to be removed from the Composed Session.

View list of Sessions seeking Contributors here.

Open Education Southern Symposium

The Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee is excited to announce their program schedule is now live! You may view the session descriptions and full schedule here.

As a reminder registration is still open until Sept. 7, 2018. Registration is $99 for our day and a half event on October 1 & 2, 2018 at the University of Arkansas. This fee covers full participation for both days, shuttle service between the hotel and event location, lunch on the first day, snacks and beverages, and event goodies. Register now!

Keynote Speaker:

JasmineJasmine Roberts Roberts is a strategic communication lecturer in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies and Spanish at the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to pursuing an academic career, Jasmine worked as a marketing/public relations professional for non profit and entertainment industries. She is the author of “Writing of Strategic Communication Industries,” an openly-licensed textbook and writing guide. She is also a 2017 – 2018 research fellow with the Open Education Group and a presenter for the Open Textbook Network.

You can follow her on Twitter (@ProfJasmine) or connect with her on LinkedIn.

For more information, check out the symposium website:

https://openedss.uark.edu

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~Save the Date~ OpenCon NYC 2018

Please save the dates for the OpenCon NYC 2018 satellite event on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th. Join us in Manhattan to learn more about open access, open education resources, and open data.

If you’re interested in leading a session, giving a lighting talk, or presenting your work, please fill out this form.

Admission to this event is free. Event sponsors include the Siegel Family Foundation, Adelphi University, and Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Follow the event on Twitter at #OpenConNYC18.

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