Professional Development Committee

Committee Charge

Investigates, evaluates, and develops methods for delivering continuing education programs at the society, chapter, and regional level; assembles information on professional learning opportunities in the field of art and visual resources librarianship, including internships and workshops, for distribution to society membership; with the society's Open Access Coordinator, manages and shares open-access content created by society members about the profession; support targeted populations for professional development; advises society groups on developing standards, guidelines, and assessment of professional development opportunities; and oversees and reports on activities and initiatives of constituent subcommittees as established by the Executive Board.





PDC Bulletin

The PDC Bulletin, a quarterly update, is compiled by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to spread the word about professional development resources and opportunities for art information professionals. Your input is welcome. If you have something to share, please contact the committee.

PDC Bulletin

ARLIS/NA Mentoring Programs

The Mentoring Subcommittee maintains ARLIS/NA’s formal mentoring programs, including the Year-long Mentoring Program  and the Conference Guides Program. Refer to the Mentoring Subcommittee page for more information.

ARLIS/NA Commons and ARLIS/NA Kaltura Channel

Formerly known as the Learning Portal, the Commons and the Kaltura Channel are open access repositories of professional development events and resources produced by ARLIS/NA members. The Education Subcommittee partners with the ARLIS/NA Open Access Coordinator and the Commons Manager to develop and manage recorded content from a variety of sources, including annual conference sessions, webinars, Lunchtime Chats, and other Society-driven content focus on current issues most important to the art library community in a rapidly changing collections, services and technology-driven environment.

ARLIS/NA Kaltura Channel

Webinars and Lunchtime Chats

The Education Subcommittee develops and hosts webinars and lunchtime chats on a diverse range of topics important to art information professionals. Webinar recordings and chat transcripts are made available on ARLIS/NA's Kaltura Channel. Members can also organize a webinar or virtual meeting.

National Digital Stewardship Residency Art

National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Art is an iteration of the NDSR program that began in 2013, with a pilot project developed by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The NDSR program was developed to bridge the gap between existing, well developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The program serves several different populations: students interested in the field of digital stewardship, partnering institutions, and the broader cultural heritage community. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement.

Professional Development Committee

Courtney A Hunt

Courtney A Hunt

M.A., M.S.I.S.

Art & Design Librarian


Heather Slania

Heather Slania

Education Liaison

Director of Decker Library, MICA

Board Liaison

Michele Jennings

Art Librarian

Committee Member

Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor

Instruction and Reference Librarian

Committee Member

Claire C. Payne

Web Services and Data Librarian

Committee Member

Madison Sullivan

Fine & Performing Arts Librarian

Committee Member

Martha Neth

Director of the Learning Commons

Committee Member

Margaret A Miller

Art and Design Librarian

Committee Member