Image Resources Interest Group


To provide a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.

About Us

IRIG activities address members' interests in a range of image-related topics, including: selecting and using subscription image databases, choosing digital asset management and presentation tools, working with images across systems and platforms, supporting faculty research and teaching with images, developing interdisciplinary image collections, collaborating with academic departments and across library units to support image resource development and use, image cataloging and metadata, effective access to image resources through library web sites, visual literacy, image copyright, digital capture, and more.


Kasia Leousis (Convener, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. Stephen Patton (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Kristina Maria Keogh (Past Convener, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 06/22/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2017, the IRIG had 355 members. The Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) is governed by a Steering Committee that includes a Convener, Incoming Convener, and Past Convener. A fourth IRIG officer is an electronic mailing list/website Administrator. IRIG membership is open to all ACRL members, and we welcome participation from all ACRL and ALA members.


The Image Resources Interest Group was established at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Join the Image Resources Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.

Staff Liaison

Mariel Colbert
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-5285