A range of papers submitted by ARLIS members working in art and design libraries internationally that explore issues and developments in the field on topics including collection development, hosting and cataloguing resources, and working with library users.

 Invited discussion panels

  • New Responses to Anti-Racism in Art Libraries and Collections

  • The Future for Art Libraries? Dialogue with Art Library Leaders

  • Supporting Users with Diverse Abilities 


Continuing Professional Development
As we emerge from more than a year of a global pandemic, taking stock and
assessing the way forward, the Conference offers a perfect opportunity to create a
space to look at ways in which art librarians can develop their careers. Aspects of
professional development explored will include studying for a PhD, HEA Fellowship
and MCILIP qualifications, enhancing user accessibility and managing copyright, and
a writing workshop by the editors of Art Libraries Journal.

Conference overview


The programme will include: