Summary The Presidential Task Force on Art Libraries and COVID-19 was established in May 2020, with the charge “to assess and respond to ARLIS/NA members’ need for data about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on art information professionals by identifying and compiling existing... Continue Reading
Research & Reports
ARLIS/NA Research & Reports
The Society's publication programs publish scholarly, professional, or practical work relating to art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.
The symbol represents Open Access publications.
A list of older publications can be found in the Publications Archive.
Authored by the ARLIS/NA Art and Design School Library Division, this report aims to shed further light on issues and trends affecting art and design school libraries (ADSLs) before and during the pandemic. Continue Reading
Release of the ARLIS/NA Anti-Racism Task Force reports from their work in 2020-2021. Continue Reading
Best Practices for Library Exhibitions provides a comprehensive framework and recommended practices for developing and managing exhibitions in art libraries and similar types of information environments. Continue Reading
This report identifies the fundamental knowledge, behaviors, and skills currently essential to most professional positions within the art information field. (Open Access) Continue Reading
The first publication of its kind, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship looks at every facet of art museum librarianship. Continue Reading
These ARLIS/NA reports on student information competencies reevaluates and broadens the Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines (2006, updated 2007). (Open Access) Continue Reading
This pioneering web-based resource represents a giant step forward in providing access to one of the most important "hidden" collections in art libraries, the Artist Files. (Open Access) Continue Reading
A guide for aritsts, their assistants, and others managing and preserving an artist's studio archives. (Open Access) Continue Reading
The ARLIS/NA Advocacy and Public Policy Committee announces a report outlining best practices and resources for job recruitment in the art information field. (Open Access) Continue Reading
This series of publications on best practices, created by the ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee, is devoted to providing practical guidance to catalogers working with art exhibition publications. (Open Access) Continue Reading
This preliminary report is the first publicly shared summary of the results of the Census of Art Information Professionals (2016). (Open Access) Continue Reading