Summer Educational Institute

Summer Educational Institute

The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). Beginning with the first institute held at Duke University in 2004 the goals for SEI have remained constant; 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 a network of supportive colleagues. Since 2004 nearly 400 visual resources professionals, librarians, museum professionals, graduate students, and individuals from an ever-widening number of fields have attended SEI.

If you have any questions about SEI, please contact SEI Co-Chairs Greta Bahnemann or Jesse Henderson.


Senior Co-Chair
Greta Bahnemann
Metadata Coordinator – Minnesota Digital Library
University of Minnesota
15 Andersen Library
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612.625.6497

Junior Co-Chair
Jesse Henderson
Digital Services Librarian
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
431 Memorial Library
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.262.3680

Incoming Co-Chair/Faculty Liaison
Nicole Finzer,
Visual Resources Librarian
Repository and Digital Content Management
Northwestern University

Local Arrangements Chair
JJ Bauer
Visual Resources Curator/Lecturer
Department of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

SEI Curriculum Specialists, ARLIS/NA and VRAF
Sarah Osborne Bender, American University, Washington D.C.
Liz Gushee, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin

SEI Development Specialist
Jeannine Keefer, University of Richmond, Virginia

SEI Publicity Specialists
Virginia Kerr, Center for Research Libraries
Stephanie Beene, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

SEI Webmaster
Rebecca Price, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI