Additional information about SEI 2018 Instructors will be posted as it becomes available.

SEI 2018 Instructors

Greta Bahnemann
Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, University of Minnesota
Classes: Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials; Let’s Get Practical: Metadata + Activities Case Studies

Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a cultural heritage collection of more than 280,000 items. She has also spearheaded a number of innovative projects the Minnesota Digital Library, including the creation of the MDL Primary Source Sets project and the implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards. Greta holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and a MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.



Stephanie Beene, Fine Arts Librarian, Art & Architecture, University of New Mexico
Class: Career Building

Kevin Comerford, Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication, University of New Mexico
Class: Digital Preservation 101

Jesse Henderson, Digital Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Class: Digitization Basics


Justin Schell

Justin Schell, Learning Design Specialist, University of Michigan Library
Classes: Project Management 101; Let’s Get Practical: Reverse Engineering Digital Projects

Justin Schell is a filmmaker, writer, and director of the Shapiro Design Lab for the University of Michigan Library. He holds a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota, where he completed an online and multimodal dissertation. In addition, he helped found the Minnesota Hip-Hop Archive as part of the University of Minnesota Libraries. As a documentary filmmaker, he has completed a number of short and feature-length films, including We Rock Long Distance, which weaves together the sounds and stories of three Twin Cities hip-hop artists (M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Tou SaiKo Lee) as they journey home to Ghana, Puerto Rico, and Thailand to create unexpected collaborations across generation and geography. His other video work has been shown in the Walker Art Center, Twin Cities Public Television, online at the Huffington Post and the Progressive, and screened in the Twin Cities Film Fest, Twin Cities Underground Film Festival, and the Qhia Dab Neeg Hmong Film Festival. He regularly teaches courses on documentary production, interviewing, and editing.


Nancy Sims

Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota
Classes: Intellectual Property Module; Let’s Get Practical: IP Case Studies

Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues.  She is both librarian and lawyer, has long experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life.  Her role is to help individuals and groups throughout the University community understand how copyright affects their work.  She provides education on the copyright website and through workshop programming.  Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and wide public cultural participation.



Kate Thornhill, Repository Community Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
Classes: Digital Curation; Digital Repositories and DAMS

Mary Wise, Digital Humanities Librarian, University of New Mexico
Class: Demystifying Digital Humanities