Investigates and develops methods for delivering continuing education programs.
PDC Subcommittees:

Chair: Karen Stafford
Learning Portal Coordinator: Ian McDermott
Board Liaison: Lauren MacDonald
Members: Danielle Reay, TBD

Committee Charge

Investigates and develops methods for delivering continuing education programs at the national, chapter, and regional level; assembles information on career opportunities in the field of art and visual resource librarianship for distribution by the Society to prospective art librarians; develops and recommends standards for art librarianship to library schools (to be revised periodically); creates standards and develops guidelines and evaluation methods for workshops, seminars, symposia, and panels; and oversees and reports on activities and initiatives of constituent subcommittees as established by the Executive Board.


PDC Bulletin

The PDC Bulletin, a quarterly update, is compiled by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to spread the word about professional development resources and opportunities for art information professionals. Your input is welcome. If you have something to share, please contact the committee.

PDC Bulletin

ARLIS/NA Mentoring Programs

The Mentoring Subcommittee maintains ARLIS/NA’s formal mentoring programs, including the Year-Long Mentoring Program, the Chapter Mentoring Program, and the Conference Guides Program. For more information, please visit the Mentoring Programs page or contact the Mentoring Subcommittee.

ARLIS/NA Learning Portal

Developed and implemented by the Education Subcommittee, the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal is an open access repository of professional development events and resources produced by ARLIS/NA members. Annual Conference sessions, webinars, Lunchtime Chats, and other Society-driven content focus on current issues most important to the art library community in a rapidly changing collections, services and technology-driven environment.

The Learning Portal Coordinator manages the Learning Portal with the support of other Professional Development Committee members.

ARLIS/NA Learning Portal

Webinars and Lunchtime Chats

The Education Subcommittee develops and hosts webinars and lunchtime chats on a diverse range of topics important to art information professionals. Webinar recordings and chat transcripts are made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.