About the Society

The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association conference.


The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972.


ARLIS/NA Advocacy                           Advocacy and Public Policy Committee News Alerts

Affiliated Organizations

ARLIS/NA actively seeks both informal and official collaborative relationships with other arts and information organizations to further the goals of art information professionals. The society encourages its members who belong to other relevant organizations to share information from other professional sources that may be of interest to ARLIS/NA and to convey related society information to peers in other arts organizations.

Statement on Diversity

ARLIS/NA Statement on Diversity


ARLIS-L is an electronic forum for the dissemination of information and the discussion of issues of interest to art information professionals. 

Code of Conduct

ARLIS/NA Code of Conduct

Strategic Directions

The Core Values and Strategic Directions incorporate goals and objectives to keep the Society innovative, agile, and moving forward.