Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Georgetown University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, a nonprofit membership organization of 125 research libraries in North America. The Association operates as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as an agent for collective action.
ARL influences 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.