Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee's objectives are to provide information, guidance, training and networking opportunities to art librarians and information professionals, and those considering or training for a career in the sector. We do this by:

  • Organising events on behalf of ARLIS.
  • Co-ordinating with other committees to promote their events.


The Professional Development Committee organises popular annual events for ARLIS:

An Introduction to Art & Design Reference Resources introduces delegates to the varied art-specific resources available to them and offers a practical workshop in which to try them out.

Taking the Plunge: art librarianship as a career option aims to give anyone interested in art librarianship a taste of the diverse roles within the sector, including presentations from professionals and CV advice. Read a past delegate's review of Taking the Plunge (28KB Word).

These events are always fun and informal opportunities to meet and talk with other students, trainees and professionals.

Committee Members

The Chair of the Committee is Nicholas Brown.

More information about the Committee can be downloaded below:

Committee Members' Biographies (106.61 KB PDF).