Art Libraries Society

ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society is the professional organisation for people involved in providing library and information services and documenting resources in the visual arts.


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Christmas e-card competition 2015!


This is an excellent opportunity for

ARLIS members to display their artistic talents while helping to promote the Society.

The competition is open to all members of ARLIS/UK & Ireland including those working in a library which has institutional membership of the Society, so please alert all artistic colleagues to this opportunity to have their own work featured on the ARLIS 2015 Christmas e-card. You do not have to be a personal member of the Society to enter.

Members are asked to submit one or more pieces, entries need to be an image file (jpeg, gif or pdf). Entries will be judged anonymously. The e-card will be available for free download from the ARLIS website. Donations will be invited with proceeds going towards ARLIS award funding.

Images files received by ARLIS will not be kept or stored (with the exception of the winning image), all files will be deleted after 6th November 2015

Please submit entries to the Business Manager at the email address below by Friday 06th November 2015, the winner will be announced shortly after.

The winning entrant will receive an ARLIS publication of their choice from a select range (Displays and Exhibitions in Art Libraries, First Steps in Archives, ARLIS at 40 or any two from the Art Researchers’ Guide series – see Publications page for more detail). 

For further details contact:

ARLIS/UK & Ireland, Business Manager

Tel:  020 7942 2317, Email:

OFFER Please also contact us if you would like to purchase packs of printed winning card designs from previous ARLIS Christmas card competitions. Packs of 10 cards are only £2.50! (includes P&P!)



ARLIS Annual Conference

13th - 15th July 2016

University College Dublin


The Conference 2015 GOLD Sponsor was Bloomsbury Publishing
Our SILVER Sponsor was ProQuest
Our BRONZE Sponsor was EBSCO
Our sponsors are thanked for their most generous support. 

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Applications are now being accepted for the International Delegate Award and Student Bursary, deadline 10th April 2015.