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ARLIS/NA Research & Reports

The Society's publication programs publish scholarly, professional, or practical work relating to art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.


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State of Art and Design School Libraries 2021

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State of Art and Design School Libraries 2021

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

04/1/2022


Anti-Racism Task Force Reports

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Anti-Racism Task Force Reports

Release of the ARLIS/NA Anti-Racism Task Force reports from their work in 2020-2021. Continue Reading

02/9/2022


Best Practices for Library Exhibitions

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Best Practices for Library Exhibitions

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

11/30/2021


ARLIS/NA Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals

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ARLIS/NA Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals

This report identifies the fundamental knowledge, behaviors, and skills currently essential to most professional positions within the art information field. (Open Access) Continue Reading

05/1/2021


Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship

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Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship

The first publication of its kind, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship looks at every facet of art museum librarianship. Continue Reading

03/1/2021


Art, Architecture, and Design Information Competencies

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Art, Architecture, and Design Information Competencies

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

02/1/2021


Artist Files Revealed

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Artist Files Revealed

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

01/1/2021


Artists' Studio Archives

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Artists' Studio Archives

A guide for aritsts, their assistants, and others managing and preserving an artist's studio archives. (Open Access) Continue Reading

10/1/2020


Best Practices in Art Information Job Recruitment

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Best Practices in Art Information Job Recruitment

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

09/1/2020


Cataloging Exhibition Publications: Best Practices

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Cataloging Exhibition Publications: Best Practices

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

08/1/2020


Census of Art Information Professionals: Preliminary Report of Findings

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Census of Art Information Professionals: Preliminary Report of Findings

This preliminary report is the first publicly shared summary of the results of the Census of Art Information Professionals (2016). (Open Access) Continue Reading

10/1/2019


Collection Development Policies for Libraries and Visual Collections in the Arts

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Collection Development Policies for Libraries and Visual Collections in the Arts

Paradigmatic policy statements from academic, architecture, museum, and art school libraries, as well as from visual collections. Continue Reading

09/1/2019