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Workshop: Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information

Save the Date for SEI! June 20–24, 2022, Online

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI) will be held online Monday, June 20–Friday, June 24, 2022. 


SEI is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and/or update job skills in digital collections management and to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. SEI presents a comprehensive introduction to the digital life cycle and a curriculum that addresses the requirements of today’s cultural heritage and visual information professionals, from designing and implementing a project to sharing the final product with others and ensuring its preservation and access. This intensive workshop, held over five days, features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who cover:

For more information on workshops and instructors, please click on the curricular topics linked above. We invite you to view SEI 2022’s Schedule: SEI will open on Monday, June 20 with an orientation activity facilitated by the SEI Team. Most days feature 2 workshops led by instructors and an optional event called “SEI Shop Talk and Social,” where the SEI Team plans to make time and space for SEI attendees to build community socially and professionally. SEI will close on Friday, June 24 with a wrap-up activity, also facilitated by the SEI Team.

 SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving field of managing cultural heritage and visual information. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.


Registration rates for SEI 2022 will be $225 for members of ARLIS/NA and VRA and $250 for non-members. SEI 2022 will be capped at 50 attendees. Registration will open on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.


We are pleased to announce that SEI will once again be able to offer a number of scholarships that fully cover the registration cost of attending SEI 2022. We are grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of SEI. 

The SEI Team will send more information closer to the date, but we want to share that applications for Kress Scholarships will open February 21, 2022 at 9am EST. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2022 at 5pm EST, and recipients will be notified by March 18, 2022.

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Have questions? Please contact us at [email protected]