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.
Current members of ARLIS/NA are eligible to serve on any committee. Each committee is composed of one chair, six members, and an executive board liaison. Committee chairs and members begin and end their service at the end of the ARLIS/NA membership meeting held at the society’s annual conference. In most cases, members serve one-year terms for a maximum of three consecutive years. However, some committees may allow members to exceed the three-year term limit. Chairs serve one-year terms for a maximum of two consecutive years. The maximum continuous term as member and as chair is five years. Committees typically hold virtual meetings once a month to work on projects and initiatives and hold a business meeting at the annual conference. Participation as a member does not require attending the membership meeting at the annual conference.
Laura Schwartz is the Board Liaison for all Divisions.
Laura Schwartz is the Board Liaison for all Sections.
The Society produces a variety of publications of interest to art information professionals, from reviews on the latest in art publishing to in-depth works on issues related to the field of art librarianship and visual resources curatorship. Many ARLIS/NA publications are freely available to view or download in this section of the website. Art Documentation authors enjoy the right to reprint or republish their own works provided ARLIS/NA is credited.
The Society's publication programs publish scholarly, professional, or practical work relating to art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.
The symbol represents Open Access publications.
A list of older publications can be found in the Publications Archive.
The Society provides a variety of ways for its members to learn and grow.
ARLIS/NA welcomes job postings from any organization that has opportunities that may be of interest to our membership. All but professional position postings may be posted directly to the ARLIS-L listserv.
Each job listing will be posted to the ARLIS/NA website, ARLIS-L, and ARLIS/NA social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).
Fees: $200 USD for 30 days or $300 for 60 days. Institutions with active ARLIS/NA member on staff receive a 25% discount.
Included with each order:
Browse for internship opportunities in Art, Architecture, & Design Libraries and Visual Resource Centers throughout North America.
If your institution's internship program is not listed here, please fill out the Internship Submission Form.
If you need to update or delete your listing, please contact the Professional Development Committee.
Your support helps fulfill the Society's mission to train new art information professionals, provide assistance with research, publish material relevant to the field, and present diverse speakers at conferences.
Research Awards 2019: Call for Nominations
The ARLIS/NA Research Awards Subcommittee of the Awards Committee has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Research Awards. The three awards recognize the professional, scholarly pursuits of ARLIS/NA members.
The H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award provides funds, up to $3,000, to be used in support of future and in-process research projects that contribute to and benefit the art librarianship and visual resources profession, and librarianship in general.
Worldwide Books Award for Publications
Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources
The Worldwide Books Award for Publications and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources bestow cash prizes—up to $2,000 each—for outstanding print and online art publications that have been published within the past two years, 2017 or 2018. These publications may be in the form of a book, a website, an article, etc.
The Research Awards Subcommittee welcomes self-nominations or nominations for work of an ARLIS/NA colleague that deserves recognition. Applications for the three awards will all be due on or before Friday, December 14, 2018.
Award guidelines and application forms are available on the Awards Committee webpages linked above. Past H.W. Wilson and Worldwide award winners are listed from there as well.
The ARLIS/NA Research Awards Subcommittee: Amy Furness, Andi Back, Marianne Williams, Megan Williams, and Kathy Woodrell
Brought to you by the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee
ARLIS/NA holds an annual conference to foster excellence in art and design librarianship and image management.