The Society Circle

Since its founding in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America has become the leading association for art information professionals in the world. It has grown into a dynamic organization numbering over 1,100 art and architecture librarians, visual resource professionals, publishers, educators, curators and others interested in visual arts information.

Maintaining the Society's position as the leader in the field requires an ongoing commitment. Our mission is to train new art information professionals, provide assistance with research, publish material relevant to the field, and present diverse speakers at conferences in order to enhance the knowledge of our members. To help meet these goals, the Society Circle was formed in 2003 to serve as the Society's fundraising organization. Donations to the Society Circle can be targeted toward four existing funds - the Conference Speakers Fund, the Internship Fund, the Alternative Voices Speakers Fund, the Travel Grant Fund, or can be unrestricted and used wherever the need is greatest.

Joining the Circle

We invite your annual gift to The Society Circle at the following levels: 

Founder's Circle - Gifts of $1,000 and above
  • Donors are acknowledged during the Convocation at the Annual Conference
  • Includes Patron Circle and President's Circle acknowledgements
President's Circle - Gifts of $500 - $999
  • Includes Patron Circle acknowledgements
Patron Circle - Gifts of $200 - $499
  • Donors will be acknowledged on the ARLIS/NA website and in Art Documentation
Members Circle - Gifts of $100 - $199
  • Donors receive a Society Circle lapel pin and acknowledgement via a Society Circle ribbon at the annual conference
  • Donors are invited to the Society Circle Reception with the President during the Annual Conference
Other Contributions - gifts of less than $100
  • Acknowledgement of gift

2015 Society Circle Members

Founder's Circle

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn Books)

President's Circle

Sandra Ludig Brooke
Janis K. Ekdahl
Carole Ann Fabian

Edward Goodman
Roger C. Lawson
Gregory P. J. Most

Lindy Narver
Daniel A. Starr

Patron's Circle

Jeanne Brown
Deirdre E. Donohue
Kathy S. Edwards
Milan Hughston
Deborah A. Kempe

Amy E. Lucker
Joyce Ludmer
Darin Murphy
Faith Pleasanton (in memory of Kirk Varnedoe)

Mark Pompelia (in memory of Robert Scott Brooks)
Ann Roll
Carol S. Terry
Kathy J. Woodrell

Members of the Circle

Patricia Barnett
Kraig A. Binkowski
Amanda W. Bowen
Lyndsay Bratton
Anna Brooke (in memory of Rosemary Furtak)
Marilyn Carbonell (in honor of Suzy Frechette)
Amy N. Ciccone
Kimberly (Kim) Collins
Susan A. Davi
Ross Day (in honor of William Dane)
Jolene Marie de Verges
Samantha Deutch
Judy Dyki
Susan Flanagan
Shalimar Abigail Fojas White
Suzy Frechette
Paula B. Gabbard
Leigh Gates
Heather Gendron
Martha Gonzalez Palacios
Carol H. Graney
V. Heidi Hass
Janine J. Henri
Trudy Jacoby (in memory of Howard Karno)

Katie Keller (in honor of Angela Giral)
Lindsay M. King
Clayton Kirking
Lyn Korenic (in memory of William C. Bunce)
Rodica Tanjala L. Krauss
Dan Lipcan (in honor of Linda Seckelson)
Martha Mahard (in memory of Wolfgang Freitag)
Martha Maier
Eileen Markson (in memory of Barbara Sevy)
Emille Mathews
Laurence McGilvery
Gary Miller
Susan M. Moon (in memory of James A. Findlay)
Kevin Mullen (in memory of Clyde Newhouse)
Nancy Norris
Elizabeth O'Keefe
Maria Oldal
Christina K. Peter
Henry A. Pisciotta
Elizabeth (Lily) A. Pregill
Jet Prendeville (in memory of Lois Swan Jones)

Barbara Reed
Kristen A. Regina
Alyssa G. Resnick (in memory of Carol J. Resnick)
Sylvia Roberts
Louisa Ruby
Marilyn Russell
Frances Scott (in honor of William Dane)
Susan Sheiner
Sarah R. Sherman (in honor of Carole Ann Fabian, Gregory P. J. Most, and Deborah Kempe)
Anne Simmons
Suzanna B. Simor (in memory of Judith Hoffberg)
Kenneth Soehner
Sandra Still
Gail G. Storer
Allen Townsend (in honor of Kay Krochman Marks)
Liv Valmestad (in memory of Ursula Kolmstetter)
Lee B. Viverette
Margaret Webster
Floyd M. Zula

Past Founder's Circle Members


Joan Benedetti
Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn Books)


Joan Benedetti
Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn Books)
Doris Freitag (in memory of Dr. Wolfgang M. Freitag)


Joan Benedetti


Joan Benedetti 


Joan Benedetti
William Dane 


Joan Benedetti
Deborah Boudewyns 


Joan Benedetti 


Joan Benedetti
Wolfgang Freitag (In Honor of Pamela J. Parry)


Joan Benedetti 


Nancy Allen (in honor of Caroline Backlund)
Joan Benedetti*
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns (Francis V. Gorman Art Library Fund, University of Minnesota, Wilson Library) 


Joan Benedetti
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns (in honor of Indiana University graduates specializing in Art and Visual Resources Librarianship)