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.


Sarah E. Huber (Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Filipa Machado Rodrigues (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Jacqueline K. Fleming (Past Convener, June 30, 2022, to July 1, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 06/10/2023. Last retrieved on 06/10/2023. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


IRIG website 
ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Task Force
ALA Connect Community

Image Resources IG Discussion List
This discussion list is currently hosted through ALA Connect. In order to post to the list you will need to join the group’s ALA Connect Community and address all discussion list email messages to the Connect discussion list address

When a message is sent to the new Connect email address, it will generate a post directly to your group’s ALA Connect community. Please note, your message will only be posted if you are a member of the Connect community. See steps below on how to join this community.

All ALA members automatically have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. Non-members are welcome to create a free Connect account and have access to numerous resources, including being able to join this discussion group’s community.

For more helpful tips on using ALA Connect as a discussion list, please click here. Here is a direct link to create an account. Please also visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.

Before you post: please note job postings are prohibited on ALA Connect. Please see the Code of Conduct for more information.


As of August, 2022 the IRIG had 375 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.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

A Visual Literacy Task Force was established in 2018 to update the original ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, approved by the ACRL Board of Directors in 2011.


The IRIG began in 2009 at the 2018 ALA Conference the ACRL Board of Directors approved the renewal of the Image Resources Interest Group through June 30, 2024.

Get Involved

Join the Interest Group, see above under "resources."

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association