ARLIS MOQ is the Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec chapter of the Art Libraries Association of North America and was founded in 1987 as the first Canadian chapter. The chapter’s goals are to promote the ideals and ideas of ARLIS/NA in the local and regional context.

Our membership is composed of librarians, archivists, students and curators who work in art libraries, special collections and visual resources.

What we do


We produce a biannual publication, MOQDOC, where we publish articles by our members focusing news on subjects related to art librarianship and archives.


Our main activities include our biannual meetings held in the Fall and Spring, as well as professional development events throughout the year.


ARLIS MOQ members are eligible for professional development awards to cover the costs of membership to ARLIS/NA or travel to the annual conference.


connect with an ever-growing community of librarians, archivists and information professionals

Executive Committee

Who we are

News & Events

Summer 6 à 8 at Foodlab!

Join us on Tuesday July 18th to talk art and libraries, celebrate summer, and our new shiny website!   When: July 18th from 6pm to 8pm Where: Foodlab ...

Letter to the Minister of Culture and Communications of Québec

In reaction to the budget cuts to BAnQ, announced in early June, ARLIS MOQ wrote a letter to the Minister of Culture and Communications of Québec, in solidarity with ...

2017 Spring Meeting

The ARLIS MOQ Spring meeting will be held at the University of Ottawa Library on Friday, June 2nd. A detailed schedule of the day is available here : Spring Meeting ...