Strategic directions

The Art Libraries Society UK and Ireland is a membership society made up of art libraries, librarians and other interested groups and individuals.  ARLIS/UK & Ireland sets out to support and enrich the profession by fostering greater engagement and understanding of the work and contribution of art libraries and librarians in the museums and education sectors and beyond.

ARLIS/UK & Ireland actively host events, talks, visits and conferences to offer training and disseminate and share best practice across the profession. We engage in a range of activities and initiatives related to art librarianship with as wide an audience as possible through networks, online and face-to-face. We continues to facilitate academic discourse through the publication of the Art Libraries Journal.

ARLIS/UK & Ireland is a committed anti-racist inclusive organisation, which actively works toward more equity in the librarianship profession. It works to foster and nurture a deeper perception and understanding of art librarianship and libraries. We champion and support the contribution and work of the profession to provide value to our cultural and commercial lives, as well as promoting the benefits of art in all areas of society.