Membership in the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter is open to individual members of ARLIS/NA, who are entitled to vote and are eligible to hold office in the Chapter. Non-members of ARLIS/NA may join as Friends of the Chapter upon payment of membership dues, but may not vote or hold office. All Chapter members participate in Chapter activities, receive announcements of meetings, and are included in the Membership Directory.

Join or Renew

To join or renew, please fill in the online form and follow the instructions to pay online, or print out the paper form and follow the instructions to pay by check.

Membership types

The Chapter has three membership types:

Individual (open to those who belong to ARLIS/NA) – $15/year

Friend of the Chapter (open to those who do not belong to ARLIS/NA) – $25/year

Student (not to exceed three years) – no cost

Membership Directory

The Chapter also publishes a list of members – with institutional contact information – on the Chapter website. You may indicate if you do not wish to be included in the website listing.

Caroline Backlund Travel Award

In Spring 2002, the first annual Caroline Backlund Travel Award was granted to assist a chapter member in attending the ARLIS/NA Annual National Conference. The award is named in honor of Caroline Backlund, who was a longtime ARLIS/NA and local Chapter member with a distinguished and influential career in art librarianship.

Contributions to the Travel Award Fund are solicited annually, along with membership renewal or application. Thanks to generous donations, the fund is definitely healthy; however, it will need to be replenished each year in order to provide an annual grant. Please consider making a contribution in any amount. You will see a link to donate at the bottom of the Join and Renew page, or you can donate directly here.