The Arts Section provides an umbrella organization for the promotion of library service in the field of visual and performing arts through discussion of current issues, the exchange of information, and the carrying out of suitable projects.
Strategic Planning Committee
To develop short and long-term strategies to address the needs of Section members identified by survey and other means.
To identify and recommend a slate of candidates for annual Section officer elections, providing the Executive Committee with the completed forms and statements required of candidates and officers.
Membership and Outreach Committee
To recruit, orient, survey and welcome new members. To provide reports to the Executive Committee identifying membership trends and needs. To enhance communication and networking among members of similar interests, especially for those not attending the annual conference. To attempt to persuade withdrawing and former section members to re-join.
Publications and Research Committee
To coordinate all publications associated with the Section and to serve as an advisory unit to the Executive Committee. The Committee shall identify publication needs; stimulate research, writing, and discussion by overseeing the development and production of the ArtsGuides, Discussion Forums, and selected projects. The committee shall seek opportunities to work collaboratively within ACRL and ALA as well as related organizations providing content both virtually and at conferences.
Conference Program Planning Committee
To plan the Section’s program for each year’s annual conference: soliciting ideas, identifying a program topic, contacting potential speakers, determining budget, requesting funding, and publicizing the program.