Panel sessions
Supporting Users with Diverse Abilities

Wednesday 21 July, 4.45pm

Whether you are considering specialising in supporting users with diverse abilities or would like to be equipped to support as many of your library users as possible according to their needs, our panel of enthusiastic  practitioners in the field will share their knowledge and experience, with ample time for questions. This panel will be BSL interpreted. 

New Responses to Anti-Racism in Art Libraries and Collections

Thursday 22 July, 12.00pm

How we identify with race is so powerful. It impacts on our experiences and shapes our outlook on life. It influences our media, arts, culture, libraries, galleries and museums and social systems. To create an equal society we must offer exhibitions and stories that are relevant not just to a subset of the population: they should be inclusive of all our communities, engaging historically under-represented groups.

This panel will explore new responses to anti-racism in art libraries and archives, educational  institutions and collections.

The Future of (Art) Libraries

Friday 23 July, 4.30pm

Our final conference session will be a panel discussion entitled The Future of (Art) Libraries, chaired by Jane Bramwell, outgoing Chair of ARLIS/UK & Ireland, in conversation with Marilyn Clarke, Director of Library Services, Goldsmiths, University of London; Pat Christie, former Director of Libraries and Academic Services, University of the Arts London; Amy Trendler, past President of ARLIS/NA, and Amy Stubbing, President, Special Libraries Association (SLA) Europe. 


We have invited a panel of key leaders in the field of art libraries , each of whom focus on a theme that is relevant to their particular experience and expertise, along with issues that emerge during the conference, and there will also be an opportunity to discuss questions from delegates.