Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation

Cost: $50

November 5 and November 19, 2021, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT

Instructor: Cristela Garcia-Spitz


While project management offers an array of tools and techniques, how do we lead with a people-centered approach? Digital scholarship increasingly requires work across distributed, cross-functional teams. This workshop will cover how to use hybrid methods to meet the needs of specific projects, grounded in community.

  • Part 1 will consist of project management basics and an overview of different methodologies and tools. This section will include practical considerations and scenarios.
  • Part 2 will focus on project management in practice and shared lessons learned from existing projects. Participants are encouraged to bring their own projects to the discussion.

Collectively, participants will discuss how to think about the impact of our work and how to build systems of care that can empower our communities to make knowledgeable decisions in the curation of our cultural heritage and respectfully curate, preserve and provide access to those materials.


This workshop will be hosted using Zoom video conferencing. The link and password will be emailed to participants in advance. Recordings will be made available to registered participants for a limited time after each session. Lecture materials will be made available to registered participants following each session.


Cristela Garcia-Spitz is the Digital Initiatives Librarian and Curator for the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology at the UC San Diego Library, where she collaborates across areas of the library, campus, and community on projects to ensure the long-term accessibility, use, and preservation of the University’s unique collections available at Previously, she worked at the Software Engineering Institute Library at Carnegie Mellon University where she gained a foundation in project management principles and methodologies.


If you have questions about registration, contact Chris Strasbaugh, VRAF Director,


Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until October 29, 2021. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After October 29, 2021, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop at the stated time, however, if the instructor is unable to hold the workshop at that time for any reason, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds of the registration fee will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date.

Workshop Contacts:

If you have general questions about the workshop, please email the Regional Workshop Implementation Team at If you have questions about registration, contact Chris Strasbaugh, VRAF Director,