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.

Benefits of official affiliation may include the exchange of publications, membership lists, and conference information; reciprocal complimentary conference registration for the president and executive director of affiliates; reciprocal conference registration at members rates for the membership of affiliated organizations; the exchange of membership lists, advertising privileges in affiliates' publications, and the posting of information on affiliates' listservs and other communications channels.

Additional information regarding affiliation can be found in the ARLIS/NA Policy Manual sections R-5 and R-6.

ARLIS/NA issues an annual call for volunteers for liaisons. Questions about the appointment process may be directed to the ARLIS/NA Vice President/President-Elect.

Affiliated organizations and appointed liaisons include:
*indicates informal affiliation

Affiliate Liaisons

Leah Reilly Sherman

Leah Reilly Sherman

Visual & Performing Arts Librarian


Nick E. Curotto

Cataloging, Systems, & Digital Services Librarian

ALA/MARC Advisory Committee

Sherman Clarke

Sherman Clarke


Deborah Elizabeth Brown Stewart

Deborah Elizabeth Brown Stewart

Head, Museum Library, University of Pennsylvania


Gwen Mayhew

Gwen Mayhew

Head of Collection Access


Scott Davis

Head of Research Library


Sarah Osborne-Bender

Head of Technical Services


Holly Hatheway

Head, Marquand Library of Art & Archaeology


Sarah M. Wade

Special Collections Archivist


Ann B. Whiteside

Ann B. Whiteside


Assistant Dean for Information Services


Karen A Bouchard

Arts & Humanities Librarian