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: Chicago - Midwinter 2015 Google map

Going to Midwinter? Check out our Chicago 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? Upload your photos to our Facebook page (ACRL Arts Section, tweet about it or give it the #ArtsSection hashtag to share your photos on our live social media streams. 

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. Check out the video and chat transcript here

Speakers included: 

Joe Clark: Emerging Roles for Academic Arts Librarians

Alexandra Janvey, Catherine Larkin, and Victoria Pilato: Gilding the Gilded Age: Interior Decoration Tastes and Trends in New York City

Diana King: The UCLA Library Affordable Course Materials Initiative and Theater Curricula: A First-Year Review

Meghan Musolff and Kai Alexis Smith: Using Omeka to Promote Your Collections: A Case Study with the Leonard Willeke Postcard Collection

Chicago 2013 Meeting Minutes

Did you miss the Section's Meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago this year? Read the minutes here.

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Librarianship and Creativity webinar

Special joint webinar by ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section that explores the role of librarians' individual creativity and its effects in the library workplace and greater community.

View the recording

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.


If you would like ACRL Arts to post info or links on our website, please email the webmaster with the link you would like it on, the document, and other necessary information.

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: June 2014