MDL Metadata Librarian teaches at Summer Educational Institute 2019

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On June 5, I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to teach at the 2019 Summer Educaional Institute (SEI). SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. SEI seeks to provide new and emerging information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital image management, 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.

My role was to provide instruction in metadata for digital collections. Over the course of the day, I taught three separate classes: Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials, Embedded Metadata, and Metadata Practicum: Breaking the Ice on Practical Projects. Attendees completed hands-on activities, worked collaboratively with each other, and enjoyed questions and discussion time as well. 

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Greta Bahnemann

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library where she is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a digital collection of more than 274,000 images, maps and documents.

Before starting at the Minnesota Digital Library in June 2010, Greta worked as a complex original cataloger at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Greta holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris; a M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture; and a M.L.I.S. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.