The Society Circle

Since its founding in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America has become the leading association for art information professionals in the world. It has grown into a dynamic organization numbering over 1,100 art and architecture librarians, visual resource professionals, publishers, educators, curators and others interested in visual arts information.

Maintaining the Society's position as the leader in the field requires an ongoing commitment. Our mission is to train new art information professionals, provide assistance with research, publish material relevant to the field, and present diverse speakers at conferences in order to enhance the knowledge of our members. To help meet these goals, the Society Circle was formed in 2003 to serve as the Society's fundraising organization. Donations to the Society Circle can be targeted toward four existing funds - the Conference Speakers Fund, the Internship Fund, the Alternative Voices Speakers Fund, the Travel Grant Fund, or can be unrestricted and used wherever the need is greatest.

Joining the Circle

We invite your annual gift to The Society Circle at the following levels: 

Founder's Circle - Gifts of $1,000 and above
  • Donors are acknowledged during the Convocation at the Annual Conference
  • Includes Patron Circle and President's Circle acknowledgements
President's Circle - Gifts of $500 - $999
  • Donors are invited to the Society Circle Reception with the President during the Annual Conference
  • Includes Patron Circle acknowledgements
Patron Circle - Gifts of $200 - $499
  • Donors will be acknowledged on the ARLIS/NA website and in Art Documentation
Members Circle - Gifts of $100 - $199
  • Donors receive a Society Circle lapel pin and acknowledgement via a Society Circle ribbon at the annual conference
Other Contributions - gifts of less than $100
  • Acknowledgement of gift

2014 Society Circle Members

Founder's Circle

Joan Benedetti
Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn Books)
Doris Freitag (in memory of Dr. Wolfgang M. Freitag)

President's Circle

Claire Gunning
Milan Hughston
Deborah Kempe (in honor of President Gregory P.J. Most)
Roger Lawson
Gregory P.J. Most (in memory of Robert C. Kaufmann)
Daniel Starr

Patron's Circle

Sandra Brooke
Kimberyly Collins
Kathy Edwards
Janis Ekdahl 
Jon Evans (in honor of Joan Benedetti)
Carole Ann Fabian 
Leigh Gates

Trudy and Thomas Jacoby (in memory of Howard Karno)
Lyn Korenic (in memory of William C. Bunce)
Rodica Tanjala Krauss
Amy Lucker
Lindy Narver
Elizabeth O'Keefe
Nancy Pistorius
Faith Pleasanton (in memory of Kirk Varnedoe)

Mark Pompelia
Marilyn Russell
Deborah Barlow Smedstad
Christine Stundt
Carol Terry
Margaret Webster


Members of the Circle

Patricia Barnett (in memory of Christina Huemer)
Kraig Binkowski
Margaret Black
Deborah Boudewyns
Lyndsay Bratton
Adeane Bregman
Heather Brodhead
Marilyn Carbonell
Susan Davi
Ross Day
Samantha Deutch
Deirdre Donohue
Lamia Doumato
Judy Dyki
Margaret English
Susan Flanagan
Suzy Frechette 
Stephanie Frontz
Megan Halsband
V. Heidi Hass
Holly Hatheway
Janine Henri
Yuki Hibben
Valerie Hoyt
Katie Keller
Clayton Kirking
Susan Lewis
Dan Lipcan 

Joyce Pellerano Ludmer (in memory of Maria and Charlie Pellerano)
Martha Maier
Eileen Markson (in memory of Barbara Sevy)
Emilee Mathews
Laurence McGilver
Karen Meizner (in honor of Sherman Clark)
Richard Minsky (in memory of Judith Hoffberg)
Beverly Mitchell
Susan Moon (in memory of James A. Findlay)
Darin Murphy
Elinor Nacheman
Nancy Norris
Karen O'Connell
Maria Oldal
Christina Peter
Henry Pisciotta

Jet Prendeville (in memory of Lois Swan Jones)
Barbara Reed
Kristen Regina
Thomas Riedel
Jack Robertson
Ann Roll
Frances Scott (in honor of William Dane)
Anna Simon
Maryly Snow (in memory of Merrill Wadsworth Smith)
Sandra Still
Gail Storer
Edward Teague
Darlene Tong
Allen Townsend 
Rina Vecchiola
Lee Viverette
Kathryn Wayne
Joyce Weaver (in honor of Joan Benedetti)
Michael Weintraub
Shalimar Abigail Fojas White
Alice Whiteside
Lea Whittington
Floyd Zula (in memory of John Larsen)


Past Founder's Circle Members


Joan Benedetti
Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn Books)
Doris Freitag (in memory of Dr. Wolfgang M. Freitag)


Joan Benedetti


Joan Benedetti 


Joan Benedetti
William Dane 


Joan Benedetti
Deborah Boudewyns 


Joan Benedetti 


Joan Benedetti
Wolfgang Freitag (In Honor of Pamela J. Parry)


Joan Benedetti 


Nancy Allen (in honor of Caroline Backlund)
Joan Benedetti*
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns (Francis V. Gorman Art Library Fund, University of Minnesota, Wilson Library) 


Joan Benedetti
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns (in honor of Indiana University graduates specializing in Art and Visual Resources Librarianship)