SEI 2011 Registration / SEI Kress Scholarship applications due Feb. 11

Registration is open for SEI 2011 & SEI Kress Scholarship applications due Feb. 11

The SUMMER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL RESOURCES AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT 2011
Held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque from June 7-10, 2011.
http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2011/

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management is open through April 15, 2011 ( will close earlier if all available slots are filled).  Please register early to assure your attendance.

Past Institutes have been attended by visual resources professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to augment their experience with image management training, and more experienced professionals eager to update their skill sets in response to fast-changing technological advancements. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloguing, the application of social and new media in visual resources, the product environment, strategic planning, professional development, and future directions for the profession.

Reminder: Applications for the Kress Foundation SEI Scholarships must be submitted by February 11, 2011.

For additional information and to register, please visit the SEI webpage, http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2011/.


Apply now! Kress Scholarships for SEI

The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is an annual, intensive workshop covering a range of basic and advanced topics for professionals working with image collections. It is jointly arranged by ARLIS/NA and VRA. SEI 2011 will be held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, June 7-10, 2011.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is offering five SEI scholarships of $650 apiece to help offset costs of tuition, room, and incidentals. Applications will be accepted from January 3, 2011 through February 11, 2011. Recipients will be notified no later than March 20, 2011.

To apply, and for more information about SEI, please visit http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2011/kress.html


Scholarship Resources from ALA

CC image by Alan Cleaver at Flickr.com (click to see original)

Are you currently enrolled in an MLIS program?  Thinking of enrolling soon? Now is a great time to seek out scholarship opportunities for next fall.  This week’s American Libraries Direct provided links to two helpful resources:

  • Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (PDF) – “The Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies directory (PDF file) is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions, and foundations that give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies.”
  • ALA-sponsored scholarships: “ALA has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school librarianship at the master’s degree level. Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.” ALA’s single online application covers all available opportunities. Applications are now being accepted and the deadline is March 8, 2011.

LIS Scholarships from the Georgia Library Association

[via GLA listserv]

Do you know someone in an LIS program or entering an LIS program?  Tell them about the GLA Scholarships!

The Georgia Library Association awards two (2) scholarships yearly to provide financial assistance toward completing a Master’s in Library/Information Science.

The Hubbard Scholarship ($3,000) was established over 30 years ago to recruit excellent librarians for Georgia.

The Beard Scholarship ($1,000) intended for those who show strong potential to inspire and motivate their peers in the profession.

Scholarships are open to students accepted to master’s degree programs at ALA accredited schools (whether currently enrolled or beginning studies in Fall 2010). Recipients agree to work for one year in a Georgia library following graduation. For full requirements and application info please visit http://gla.georgialibraries.org/scholarship.htm

Deadline: May 21


Professional development in Visual Resources: Kress Scholarship and Simmons workshop

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI Pro 2010

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/,  has generously agreed to sponsor four scholarships for this year’s Summer Educational Institute:  SEI Pro 2010SEI Pro will be held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, from June 8 to June 11, 2010.  It is an intensive workshop intended to provide advanced instruction in visual resources and image collection management.  ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are developing a special curriculum to offer in-depth training that is often not found in library and information science degree programs.   We are grateful to the Kress Foundation’s ongoing support of this valuable institute.

If you are interested in applying for a Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the website, http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2010/ .

Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $625 for tuition, room, and incidentals.

To apply please send a current curriculum vitae, a brief essay (500 words or less) describing the reasons why you want to attend SEI Pro 2010 and how the experience will fit into your career goals.  Please include a description of financial need.

Please send the application in electronic form to:

Alix Reiskind

areiskind [at] gsd [dot] harvard [dot]edu

Co-Chair SEI Implementation Team and Visual Resources Librarian

Frances Loeb Library

Harvard Graduate School of Design

48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA  02138

Phone: 617.496.8673

Applications will be accepted from January 4, 2010 through February 12, 2010.  Recipients will be notified no later than March 21, 2010.

You may contact Alix Reiskind with any questions.

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Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education is pleased to offer a special three-day workshop:

Digital Image Curation: Creating a New Field of Practice

Dates: March 11-13, 2010

Presenters: Dr. Martha Mahard and Dr. Ross Harvey (Simmons College) and guest speakers

Location: Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Digital images, like all digital objects, need careful attention if we are to keep them usable in the future. Digital curation provides a way of looking at the issues that need to be addressed to achieve this aim. This three-day workshop is intended for librarians, archivists and other information professionals concerned with managing digital images. It uses the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as the framework for presentations, discussion and practical exercises about how to curate digital image collections.

Costs: $599 for registration and payment before January 31, 2010; $699 thereafter. (Costs include continental breakfasts, afternoon snacks, meal tickets for lunch at the Simmons cafeteria, and a reception on the first evening.)

Limited to 25 students.

For more information and to view the workshop schedule, please visit the Digital Image Curation page: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/workshops/offsite.php


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