ARLIS/NA stands for “The Art Libraries Society of North America.” How many of you have heard of ARLIS before? The name of the society is a bit misleading since the Society is composed of individuals not libraries. ARLIS has members whose responsibilities are in art, architecture, and design, and who work in museums, public libraries, academic libraries and visual resources collections. The Society holds an annual conference, has an active publications program, maintains a complex web site, and addresses the continuing education needs of its members.
My focus today will be on the publications program, since that is readily accessible to ALA members, with many of the publications online on the ARLIS/NA web site. I will attempt to show the contributions these publications make to librarians outside of the arts, and to the library profession in general. Specially, I will address the areas of instruction, cataloging, collection development, librarian education, and copyright.
Art and Design | Library and Information Science
Brown, J. M.
Expertise for the visually-oriented from the visually-oriented: ARLIS/NA contributions to the library profession.
American Library Association 2008 Annual Conference
American Library Association.