Art Libraries Section
The Art Libraries Section (ALS) endeavors to represent libraries and organizations concerned with all formats of textual and visual documentation for the visual arts, including fine arts, applied arts, design and architecture.
The Section strives to improve access to information about these subjects for users of independent research libraries, museum libraries, art libraries attached to educational institutions art departments within national, college, university and public libraries, government departments and agencies, libraries in cultural centres and other collections of art information.
The Section is also concerned with the creation, study and enjoyment of the visual arts through these libraries and with the encouragement of activities of national and regional societies of art librarians and visual resources curators. ALS provides an international forum for the free exchange of information and materials on art and furthers the aims of the Core Activities of IFLA.
This unit is part of the Professional Division F.