Association of Research Libraries

Consortial Abbreviation: 
ARL
Brief Description: 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations.

Mailing Address: 
21 Dupont Circle NW, Ste 800 Washington DC 20036-1118
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
1-202-296-2296
Fax: 
1-202-872-0884
Staff Contacts: 
Julia C. Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication 1-202-296-2296 jblix@arl.org
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
125
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special
Other Types of Members: 
National Government
Number of Staff: 
22.00