VRA Pacific Rim Chapter Travel Award for VRA2020 in Baltimore

We are pleased to announce this year’s travel award opportunity from the Pacific Rim Chapter of the Visual Resources Association.
This year the VRA Pacific Rim Chapter is offering a travel award of up to $500 (this may be adjusted to up to $600 in January 2020) to cover eligible conference and travel expenses for a chapter member attending the VRA national conference in Baltimore, Maryland March 24 – 27, 2020. Some criteria that will be used in the selection of the travel award winner are:

  • Status as a graduate student in a Library and Information Science, Art History, or other program which has potential for a relevant emphasis on visual culture, materials and resources.
  • Status as a first-time participant at the national conference, or length of time since attending your last VRA conference.
  • Lack of financial assistance from your institution for travel and staff development.
  • Past or present participation in the Pacific Rim Chapter, such as holding an office, hosting an annual meeting, or length of time as a member.
  • Participation in the national conference as a panel member, moderator, committee member, volunteer, etc.

We invite any chapter member who is interested in attending VRA 2020, and who has not received chapter travel funds in the last two years, to apply for this travel award. In your letter of application, be sure to include a discussion of the above criteria as they apply to you. Please also include a budget that outlines your expenses and any funds currently committed to cover those expenses.

Email your application letter and budget to both Morgan Bell and Amy Stewart:

Morgan – morganfb@uw.edu
Amy – 
astewart@reed.edu

The application deadline is 5 PM PST on Friday, January 10, 2020.

The winner of the award will be informed of the committee’s decision by January 17, 2020.

The recipient of the travel award will be required to complete the following duties in 2020:
1. Report on the conference to members at the 2020 Pacific Rim Chapter meeting
2. Serve on the chapter travel award committee for the 2021 VRA annual conference

*If the chapter travel award recipient has also received a VRA travel award, the chapter award will only cover documented conference expenses beyond those covered by the VRA travel award. That may be up to $500 (or $600), but it may also be less than that.

Feel free to contact us with questions.
Best regards,

Morgan Bell, University of Washington
Amy Stewart, Reed College

2019-20 VRAF Regional Workshops

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series:

November 22, 2019Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions Practices at the University of Denver with instructor Anne Young, Head of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields.

March 13, 2020: Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media at Occidental College Library with instructor Cara Hirsch, Deputy Head of Legal and Business Affairs at The Virtual Reality Company.

May 22, 2020: Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage at the University of Michigan Library with instructor Jackie Spafford, Images Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara.

May 29, 2020: From Project to Product: Effective Project Management and Strategic Planning at the University of Toronto Mississauga with instructor Shyam Oberoi, Chief Digital Officer, Royal Ontario Museum.

In the 2019-20 season, we’re delighted to expand the Regional Workshop program in two important ways. The host applications were open to international institutions for the first time and we received several strong international applications. The University of Toronto Mississauga will host the inaugural international VRAF Regional Workshop with veteran instructor Shyam Oberoi’s new project management and strategic planning workshop.

The “propose your own workshop” option was exercised by the University of Denver in their host application. The Regional Workshop team has matched their request with instructor Anne Young, who can delve into a deeper understanding and utilization of Creative Commons licenses, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge labels with collection objects to expand existing permissions practices at galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs). Join us for the first workshop of the 2019-20 season on Nov. 22, Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions PracticesRegister today to save your spot!

The Regional Workshop Implementation Team welcomes your questions, comments, and feedback at vraf.rwit@gmail.com and looks forward to the exciting developments of the 2019-20 season! This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management. The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.

The current members of the RWIT:
Beth Haas, VRAF Director
Sonya Coleman, VRAF Workshop Coordinator
Meghan Rubenstein, VRAF Senior Workshop Liaison 

Save the Date: SEI to be held at Northwestern University

ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are pleased to announce the implementation team for the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) 2020, to be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, June 23-26, 2020.

  • Senior Co-Chair: Courtney Baron, University of Louisville
  • Junior Co-Chair: Bridget Madden, University of Chicago
  • Incoming Co-Chair: Molly Szymanski, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Local Co-Chair: Nicole Finzer, Northwestern University 
  • Curriculum Specialist (VRA): Kimberly Wolfe, University of Richmond
  • Curriculum Specialist (ARLIS): Annie Sollinger, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Development Specialist: Tina Budzise-Weaver, Texas A&M University
  • Webmaster/Publicity Specialist/VRAF Treasurer: Otto Luna, University of New Hampshire
  • VRAF Liaison: Beth Haas, Princeton University
  • ARLIS/NA Liaison: Lauren MacDonald, Saint Mary’s College

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.

For more information on SEI 2020, visit our website: seiworkshop.org 
Have questions? Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs:

Courtney Baron (courtney.baron@louisville.edu
Bridget Madden (bridgetm@uchicago.edu

Follow SEI on Facebook and Twitter: @seiworkshop

2019 GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards

Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together. For a fourth year, the Digital Library Federation and its partner organizations will support eight registration awards meant to encourage collaboration and conversation about these challenges among our museum and digital library communities.

Four awards were offered to partner-affiliated GLAM professionals to attend the 2019 DLF Forum in Tampa, and in exchange, four DLF-affiliated practitioners will receive complimentary registration at the upcoming conferences of the following partnering organizations: the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and the Visual Resources Association (VRA).

About the GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards

Building on a program initially supported generous Kress grants in 2015-2017 and with the continuing partnership of the AIC, ARLIS/NA, MCN, and VRA, the Cross-Pollinator program endeavors to build bridges among our communities, bringing new voices and perspectives to our Forum–particularly those from the art museum community–and continuing our efforts at “cross-pollination” by sending accomplished DLF practitioners to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit.

An award covers the cost of registration at one partner conference and can be applied retroactively for a full refund if payment has already been submitted. Conference dates are as follows:

Awardees’ only obligations to DLF are to fully engage in the conference they attend and write a brief reflection on their experience for the DLF blog.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award, an applicant must be affiliated with a DLF member organization.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies.

Application

Applicants must supply contact information, a resume or C.V., and a personal statement (500 words or less) about how attending the conference of your choice will expand your professional horizons, and what you can contribute in the role of ‘cross-pollinator’.

Apply Now

Deadlines
Applications for each award will close at 5:00 p.m. pacific time on each of the following dates:

To attend MCN: September 30, 2019
To attend VRA: December 14, 2019
To attend ARLIS/NA: February 14, 2020
To attend AIC: March 13, 2020

Applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the closing date.

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Award winners for all opportunities will be selected by CLIR/DLF staff in consultation with partner organizations. You may apply for multiple awards, but preference will be given to applicants who have not yet been a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellow.

2019-2020 VRAF Internship Award Recipient

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors announces the 2019-2020 VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This award was generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Kristine Clark, of Phoenix, Arizona, is the recipient of the VRA Foundation’s seventh Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work a minimum of 200 hours with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to “bridge the gap between accessible and available” on the museum’s website. Approximately half of SMoCA’s collection of nearly 2,000 objects has been photographed and is available for online viewing. However, one can currently only browse by object type; there are no other means to search for works in the collection. Kristine’s work will focus on image tagging and composing catalog descriptions. She will establish a methodology for creating these tags, including a lexicon of controlled vocabulary terms, which others will be able to apply in the future. If time allows, she will also assist with photographing the remainder of the collection. 

Carrie Tovar, SMoCA Registrar and supervisor for this project, shared that Kristine’s project will allow the online collection to reach an even greater audience, including those who are financially or physically unable to visit in person. She notes that SMoCA is the only museum in Arizona dedicated to contemporary art, architecture, and design, and that its mission embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. Kristine will explore a culturally sensitive approach to image tagging that is aligned with these organizational values.

VRAF selected Kristine’s proposed project for a number of reasons, including her demonstrated initiative, passion, and record of high achievement; the benefits to her professional development; the opportunity to support the development of standards and best practices within the museum community; the importance of culturally competent practices in the description of museum objects; the benefits to an institution of SMoCA’s size; and the potential to reach diverse communities with diverse content.

The Foundation is pleased to support the education and practical training of emerging professionals through this internship award. This year the VRAF Internship Award Committee received excellent applications for an array of fascinating and important projects which made the selection process difficult. The Internship Award Committee (Linda Callahan, Marcia Focht, Carolyn Lucarelli, Adelaide McComb, and Elaine Paul, Chair) appreciates the careful thought that went into every proposal. We are grateful to the Kress Foundation for its assistance and for recognizing the potential of this award to foster the next generation of visual resource professionals.

The VRAF Internship Award is part of the Foundation’s mission to advance awareness of important issues for effective digital information management (including intellectual property and copyright); encourage the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; and to facilitate workplace training. VRAF supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse, global audience. For more information about the Visual Resources Association Foundation, its mission and projects, as well as giving opportunities, please visit www.vrafoundation.com, or read the latest issue of our annual report at: https://vrafoundation.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/finalar20172018onlineversion.pdf.

Reminder VREPS Emerging Voices Session: Call for Presenters!

VREPS are pleased to announce a call for presenters for lightning presentations by students and new professionals (within 10 years of the start of their career) for the 2020 Visual Resources Association Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD (March 24-27, 2020). Each presenter will speak for 5-8 minutes and a Q&A will take place at the very end of the session.

Topic Ideas:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
Broadening Access to Hidden Collections
Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
Community Outreach
Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
Linked Data
Materials/Objects collections
Storytelling and Oral History
Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)

Session Description:
The Emerging Voices Lightning Round Session provides emerging professionals in the visual resources field and related, the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master’s thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life.

Emerging professionals are defined as either students in programs leading to a career in visual resources or related, or those within 10 years of the start of their career. Topics presented reveal new ideas as well as different ways of thinking about established concepts. Speakers give the conference attendees a glimpse of interests and current discourses of the newest VRA members.

Fill out the form below to submit your presentation proposal!

Happenings

Articles + News

Art + Museum Transparency End Unpaid Internships Spreadsheet [Bonus: Take the Arts + Museums Transparency Internship Survey here]

Who’s that Girl?: Why so many Native women artists are unnamed in museums via Minneapolis of Art on Medium

Discover America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2019 via National Trust for Historic Preservation

Ebony and Jet magazines’ photo archive will go to Smithsonian via NBC


Collections + Project Highlights

Memory Lab : For anyone interested in establishing and adding preservation services to their library, the Memory Lab network is accepting applications through August 16. Seven organizations will be identified as network partners and will spend one year creating personal archiving stations and programs for their communities based on the DC Public Library model. Chosen partners will receive training, mentoring, and financial support. Applications due: Friday, August 16, 2019; Apply here!

Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections was awarded a grant from the Digital Library of Georgia to digitize historical deeds and plats (land maps) from primarily the South Georgia region. 

Dedicated to holding significant memories of the Greek American experience and Hellenic legacy, the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) announced, on July 24 the launch of the NHM Collections & Archives Portal, which allows anyone to access the Museum’s catalogs online from anywhere by viewing digitized artifacts and archival materials. View the collections online here.


Conferences, Symposiums, and Courses

Association of Architecture School Librarians – Annual Conference
When: March 12-15, 2020
Where: San Diego, CA
Call for Proposals deadline: September 30, 2019 at midnight PST
Learn More & Submit a Proposal

Visual Resources Association – Annual Conference
When: March 24-27, 2020
Where: Baltimore, MD
Learn More & submit a proposal for the VREPS Emerging Voices Session!

Library Collective – Annual Conference
When: March 11-13, 2020
Where: Knoxville, TN
The Collective is a conference-like coming together of next-generation librarians but without all the things that make regular conferences suck
Learn More


*Bonus* Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more specific w/ your Google searches…Check out their Advanced Power Searching Guide!


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Happenings

Articles + News

Drew Students Apply Digital Tools to Research via Drew University

Story+: Where Humanities Students Combine Creative Storytelling and Research via Duke Today

Documenting Slave Voyages via Emory University

Is “Fit” a Bad Fit? via American Libraries


Collection + Project Highlights

The new online catalogue dedicated to the artist Frances Hodgkins is now live! The website is an online catalogue of the New Zealand expatriate artist’s known paintings, watercolours and drawings, ranging from 1886 to 1946. You can search across artworks, and relates exhibitions, people and locations. The site also includes digitised and transcribed letters written by Hodgkins, her family and friends, as well as a wide range of related photographs and documents. The catalogue will continue to be updated as new material becomes available.

The California Historical Society is pleased to announce that 4,467 slides and negatives from the Peoples Temple Publications Department Records have been digitized and are available for public viewing and research online. The photographs provide new visual documentation of Peoples Temple’s political, religious, and cultural activities, as well as daily life in Redwood Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Jonestown. This work was made possible by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The collection was processed by project archivists Isaac Fellman and Lynda Letona and digitized by Two Cat Digital of San Anselmo. 


Conferences, Symposiums, and Courses

OpenCon
Call for Papers
When: November 1, 2019
Where: Philadelphia, PA @ Temple University
Deadline: July 26, 2019
Submit a proposal here

NEDCC Live Webinar
Topic: Caring for Photographic Collections
When: July 25, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm EST
Cost: $95
Learn More and Register

Library Collective – Annual Conference
When: March 11-13, 2020
Where: Knoxville, TN
Learn More


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CFP: ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2019 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work at our 2019 Virtual Conference.

Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional

As information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents. As such, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them. Whether we are creating metadata, altering policy, working with our communities and/or underserved populations, or evaluating a content management system, we are tasked with pushing against systemic barriers to access or protecting sensitive materials from inappropriate access. In arts contexts, how do we consider access within the paradigms of copyright, privacy, cultural protocols, and other issues?

We invite presentation proposals that share research and projects highlighting access in art libraries and visual resource collections for our annual virtual conference, which is an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals across North America. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Presentations are expected to last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. 

The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 PM CST. 

Submit your proposal via our Google Form to apply.

Proposals are due by Friday, August 30th. You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software on Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM CST.

If you have any questions, please email the ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaisons, Hilary Wang (hwang63@pratt.edu) and Lauren Haberstock (lhaberstock@email.arizona.edu).

Reminder VREPS Emerging Voices Session: Call for Presenters!

VREPS are pleased to announce a call for presenters for lightning presentations by students and new professionals (within 10 years of the start of their career) for the 2020 Visual Resources Association Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD (March 24-27, 2020). Each presenter will speak for 5-8 minutes and a Q&A will take place at the very end of the session.

Topic Ideas:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
Broadening Access to Hidden Collections
Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
Community Outreach
Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
Linked Data
Materials/Objects collections
Storytelling and Oral History
Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)

Session Description:
The Emerging Voices Lightning Round Session provides emerging professionals in the visual resources field and related, the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master’s thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life.

Emerging professionals are defined as either students in programs leading to a career in visual resources or related, or those within 10 years of the start of their career. Topics presented reveal new ideas as well as different ways of thinking about established concepts. Speakers give the conference attendees a glimpse of interests and current discourses of the newest VRA members.

Fill out the form below to submit your presentation proposal!

Happenings

Scholarships + Awards

Visual Resources Association Foundation
Internship Award – Call for Applications

Deadline to apply: August 2, 2019
The award recipient for 2019-2020 will be announced on August 26, 2019.
Learn More & Apply

Digital Directions Conference
Student Scholarship
– Recipient will be notified July 8, 2019
When: August 19-20, 2020
Where: Overland Park, KS
Learn More and Apply


Collection + Project Highlights + Articles

Do Memes Change How We Remember History? via Catapult

Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care: An Invitation to Reflect and Share” In this piece we begin to articulate intersections of information maintenance and care ethics in ways that are real and meaningful for information maintainers.  By “information maintainers” we mean those who manage, maintain, and preserve information systems.The contributors to this document each have varied experiences with information maintenance. We are community organizers and facilitators, archivists, repository managers, project managers, designers, librarians, researchers, grantmakers, educators and more. This invitation is directed toward occupations and roles for which we feel that an understanding of the relationship between information maintenance and an ethic of care is especially valuable. We invite you to read, react, share and engage with this potluck of ideas. Please circulate widely!

The Newberry has launched a digital archive of over 26,000 high-quality images of picture postcards produced by pioneering British company Raphael Tuck & Sons during the first half of the 20th century. Drawing on a vast archive of postcards received by the Newberry in 2016 and developed with the support of Leonard A. Lauder, the new digital collection provides users with a comprehensive body of material for investigating the ways in which British citizens formed and disseminated their perceptions of the world 100 years ago….

The USModernist® Library is the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.6 million downloadable pages – all free to access. Recently, USModernist Library added nearly 10,000 pages to their library. Within three weeks, they will add 50,000 more pages, and they’ve got room for more!

The SAH Data Project: Analyzing Architectural History in Higher Education. The Society of Architectural Historians has been awarded a two-year, $508,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. The grant provides support for a data-gathering initiative that will gauge the health of architectural, urban and landscape history as fields of study, as well as degree programs and curricula across the higher education landscape. SAH plans to hire a postdoctoral researcher to design and manage the study to determine where, and in what ways, these fields of study are expanding, receding, changing, or holding steady and to consider the structural or cultural factors behind such trends.


Conferences, Symposiums, and Courses

Visual Resources Association Annual Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals

Archives*Records 2019
Where: Austin, TX
When: July 31 – August 6, 2019
Early Bird registration available until July 5, 2019

Image Permanence Institute: Webinar Series 1
Topics: “Preventive Conservation and the Role of the Environment” & “Evaluating Collection Spaces
When: July 25, 2019 and August 15, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
Register Here


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Call for Applications: SEI Incoming Co-Chair

Call for Applications are being accepted for The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) Incoming Co-Chair. This is the first year of a three-year SEI commitment. It is a great opportunity for resume building and networking. SEI pays all expenses for Co-Chairs to be on site and offers a stipend for their time. SEI encourages applicants from all backgrounds and identities to apply.

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 collections, 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. As a joint project, the Incoming Co-Chair position alternates between an ARLIS/NA and a VRA member each year. We are now seeking applications from an ARLIS/NA member in good standing for the Incoming Co-Chair position. (SEI will be seek a VRA member as Incoming Co-Chair in summer 2020.)

The incumbent’s first year (July 2019 – June 2020) will be spent as SEI Student Liaison and Incoming Co-Chair, the second year (July 2020 – June 2021) as SEI Faculty Liaison and Junior Co-Chair, and the third year (July 2021 – July 2022) as SEI Senior Co-Chair. The full position descriptions are below:

SEI Student Liaison and Incoming Co-Chair ($750 stipend)

The Incoming Co-Chair and Student Liaison is the first year-long position of the three-year SEI Commitment, and serves as the primary contact with all SEI attendees prior to and during the Summer Educational Institute, updating them as needed on matters regarding curriculum, local arrangements (in conjunction with the Local Arrangements Chair), and fielding all questions related to attendance at SEI once registered. The Student Liaison also serves as the Incoming Co-Chair of SEI, and will work with and observe the SEI Senior and Junior Co-Chairs as part of their training for their future Co-Chair role. The SEI Student Liaison is expected to be “on the ground” for SEI.

SEI Faculty Liaison and Junior Co-Chair ($1,500 stipend)

The SEI Junior Co-Chair position is held for the second year of the three-year SEI commitment. The Junior Co-Chair works closely with the SEI Senior Co-Chair on the leadership and implementation of all aspects of SEI. The SEI Junior Co-Chair is responsible for taking the minutes for all SEI Implementation Team meetings; for collaborating with the SEI Senior Co-Chair to divide leadership responsibilities and tasks evenly and fairly; for the implementation of the SEI timeline and other tasks in the absence of the SEI Senior Co-Chair; for being “on the ground” at SEI; for working closely with the SEI Student Liaison and Incoming Co-Chair to make certain that they understand the responsibilities of their role; and for taking charge of all of the documentation aspects of the year which include: setting up the Implementation Team Google Site for the year, archiving copies of the previous year’s final documents in Basecamp, bringing a copy of the previous year’s documents over to a Google Drive folder for the current year, and giving team members access to appropriate Google folders and the Google site.

SEI Senior Co-Chair ($1,500 stipend)

The SEI Senior Co-Chair position is held in the final year of the three-year SEI commitment. The Senior Co-Chair takes primary responsibility for the leadership and implementation of all aspects of SEI, with the assistance and sharing of responsibilities with the SEI Junior Co-Chair. The SEI Senior Co-Chair is responsible for establishing and running all SEI Implementation Team meetings; for making certain that the SEI timeline is being followed and tasks completed by individual Implementation Team members; for primary oversight of the SEI budget and registration process; oversight of contract negotiations with the host institution; for being “on the ground” at SEI; and for formal reporting to the ARLIS/NA Board, the VRAF Board, and other groups (for example, the Kress Foundation) that have contributed to SEI.

SEI is currently seeking host sites; thus, we do not yet know the location for 2020 and beyond.  

If you have any questions please e-mail them and/or your application (Name, Job Title, and Statement of Interest) to SEI Co-Chair Courtney Baron (courtneylbaron@gmail.com) by July 8, 2019.