The governance of the Society is the responsibility of the Council of ARLIS/UK & Ireland which is elected annually. The administration of the Society is undertaken by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Council members. All members of the Society, other than overseas members, are eligible to stand for election to Council, to nominate other members and to vote.

Meet our Council

Council Officers

Chair & Trustee | Jane Bramwell | Head of Library, Archive & Collection Access, Tate |

Hon Secretary & Trustee | Amanda J. Russell | Senior Information Specialist, School of Art, Design & Architecture, University of Plymouth |

Hon Treasurer & Trustee | Carly Sharples | Head of Library and Learning Support, Norwich University of the Arts |

Operational Treasurer | Lindsey Crush | Assistant Librarian (Arts and Media), Norwich University of the Arts |

Membership Secretary | Rebecca Law | Online Services Librarian, National Art Library, V&A |

Minutes secretary | Katie Blackford | Senior Liaison Librarian, Tate


Council Members

ARLISmatters Co-Editor | Cathy Johns | Librarian, Royal College of Art

Art Libraries Journal Editor | Erica Foden-Lenahan

Art Libraries Journal Deputy Editor | Gustavo Grandal Montero | Academic Support Librarian, Camberwell College of Arts / Chelsea College of Arts

Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee | Nick Brown | Learning Resources Centre Manager, Christie’s Education

Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee | Tavian Hunter | Library and Archive Manager, Stuart Hall Library, Iniva

Co-Chair, Cataloguing and Classification Committee | Deborah Lee | Book Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Co-Chair, Cataloguing and Classification Committee | Yamuna Ravindran

Communications Administrator / ARLISmatters Co-Editor | Alexandra Duncan | Academic Support Librarian, Chelsea College of Arts

Ordinary Member | Leo Appleton | Director of Library Services, Goldsmith’s University

Ordinary Member | Jeremy Jenkins | Curator, Contemporary British Published Collections, The British Library

Ordinary Member | Antonia Lewis | Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Visual Communication, Goldsmith College

Ordinary Member | Sarah Turk | The Bartlett, UCL

Webmaster | Simine Waliyar Marine | Acquisitions / Systems Librarian,  Architectural Association Library

How to get involved?

We pursue most of our objectives and activities through committees and working groups that are drawn from our membership and which report to Council. At present these committees and working groups comprise:

Cataloguing & Classification Committee

Professional Development Committee

Conference Working Party