Association of Research Libraries

ARL is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising the leading research libraries in North America. Its mission is to shape and influence forces affecting the future of research libraries in the process of scholarly communication. ARL programs and services promote equitable access to and effective use of recorded knowledge in support of teaching, research, scholarship, and community service.

The Association articulates the concerns of research libraries and their institutions, forges coalitions, influences information policy development, and supports innovation and improvements in research library operations. ARL operates as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as an agent for collective action. There are currently more than 120 members. ARL Membership Meetings are held twice a year and proceedings are available online. 

Conference Dates & Sites

*Officers change June 2018


Dr. Mary Ann Mavrinac
Vice Provost & Dean
University of Rochester
236 Rush Rhees Library, Box 270055
Rochester NY 14534
(585) 275-4461


Susan Gibbons
University Librarian & Deputy Provost
Yale University
P.O.Box 208240
130 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
(203) 432-1810

Mary Lee Kennedy
Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. 202.296.2296 extension 110
Fax 202.872.0884