National Co-ordination of Art Library Resources

What we do

The National Co-ordination Committee aims to improve and extend co-ordination of art documentation resources at a national level, in particular by:

  • Initiating and/or taking responsibility for specific projects
  • Liaising with relevant organisations, projects and initiatives and contributing where appropriate
  • Working with other ARLIS committees, groups and working parties to ensure that ARLIS makes maximum use of IT developments in furthering its overall aims
  • Identifying appropriate funding sources for ARLIS co-operative initiatives
  • Carrying forward the realisable objectives enshrined in the Visual Arts Library and Information Plan (VALIP) report
  • Overseeing the maintenance, development and exploitation of the directory of art libraries in the UK and Ireland

Who we are

Wendy Fish (Chair)

Director
British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects
Email:wendy.fish@inst.riba.org
Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3695

Elizabeth James (Secretary)

Senior Librarian 
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum
Email:e.james@vam.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2393

Pat Christie

Director of Libraries and Academic Support Services
University of the Arts London
Email:p.christie@arts.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 8071

Ann Sproat

Librarian
Henry Moore Institute
Email:ann@henry-moore.org
Tel: +44 (0)113 233 7656 

Represents LALIC (Leeds Art Libraries in Co-operation) http://leedsartlibraries.co.uk/ (alternates with Jayne Roberts)

Jane Bramwell

Head of Library, Archive and Collection Access
Tate
Email:jane.bramwell@tate.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 8835

Antony Hopkins

Kilfinan Librarian, Head of Book, Witt and Conway Libraries
Courtauld Institute of Art
Email:antony.hopkins@courtauld.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2706

Represents MLAG (Museums, Libraries and Archivists Group) http://mlagblog.org/

Jayne Roberts

Assistant Librarian
Leeds College of Art
Email:jayne.roberts@leeds-art.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 113 202 8095

Represents LALIC (Leeds Art Libraries in Co-operation) http://leedsartlibraries.co.uk/ (alternates with Ann Sproat)

Sarah Currant

Reader Services Librarian
BFI Reuben Library, British Film Institute
Email:sarah.currant@bfi.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7957 4824

Chris Michaelides

Curator, Romance Collections
British Library 
Email:chris.michaelides@bl.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 412 7531

Fleur Soper

Collections Knowledge Manager Archives Sector Development
National Archives 
Email:fleur.soper@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: +44 (0)208 876 3444 ext.2548

Duncan Chappell

Academic Liaison Librarian
Glasgow School of Art
Email:d.chappell@gsa.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)141 353 4708

Represents Scottish Visual Arts Group https://scottishvisualartsgroup.wordpress.com/