Arts Section

arts logoArts is a section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The Arts Section represents librarians and specialists working in or interested in the fields of visual and performing arts. Arts provides an umbrella organization for the promotion of library service in this field through discussion of current issues, the exchange of information, and the carrying out of suitable projects.


ArtsGuide: ACRL Conference - Portland Google map

Going to ACRL? Check out our Portland ArtsGuide! It's a Google map that you can save to "My Maps" so you have the info on the go. 
Plan on taking pictures of the arts/performances you attend during the conference? Share your photos via our Facebook page or tweet about using #ArtsSection hashtag

VIDEO AVAILABLE: 2014 Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

In case you missed the Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum, you can now view the presentations and recorded session. View the recording here

Speakers included: 

Using Artists Books to Turn Collection Development Appointments into Transforming Encounters for Wider Audiences
Sha Towers - Director of Liaison Services / Art Liaison Librarian, Baylor University

Optimizing Collections Care: Configuring Strategies and Options for Unusual Art Library Collections
Elizabeth Morris - Assistant Librarian, Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives

Claudia Covert - Special Collections Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design 

Join the Arts Section Listserv

Want to know more about what has been going on with the Arts Section? Join our listerv now!

Volunteer Now for an Arts Committee

Want to get more involved with Arts? Volunteer for a committee. Just fill our the ACRL volunteer form here. View current committees and rosters here.

Contribute to the Arts Section Blog

Join the discussion on the Arts Section Blog. The blog is an environment for dialogue about Section activities and about any topic of arts librarianship that is of interest. Get started here.


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If you would like to post on ACRL Arts Social Media streams (blog, Facebook, and Twitter), please contact the chair of membership and outreach with the content, image, and other necessary information.


Updated: March 2015