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
- American Alliance of Museums*
- American Library Association:
- Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Arts Section
- Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA)
- MARC Advisory Committee (MAC)
- Office for Diversity
- Subject Analysis Committee (SAC)
- Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kunst und Museumsbibliotheken
- Archaeological Institute of America*
- ARLIS/Australia & New Zealand
- ARLlS/United Kingdom & Ireland
- Art and Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension (ARM)*
- Association of Architecture School Librarians
- College Art Association
- Digital Library Federation
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions*
- Japan Art Documentation Society, Tokyo
- Museum Computer Network
- Society of American Archivists
- Society of Architectural Historians
- Special Libraries Association (SLA)*
- Visual Resources Association