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 & 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


The ARLIS/NA Mission, Vision, and Values, and Goals embody our strategic plan and energize our aspiration for a vibrant and innovative Society.

ARLIS/NA Archives

The ARLIS/NA Archives have been housed in the University Archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2009.