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

Call for Writers

Seeking biographical entries for an online biographical dictionary of contemporary Canadian crafters: textile/fibre, ceramic/clay, and glass artists Over the past couple of years, and with the expert help of ...

SAVE THE DATE – MOQ Fall meeting: November 18, 2022

Please save the date of November 18, 2022 for our ARLIS/NA MOQ Fall 2022 meeting. The meeting will take place on Zoom as of 9:30 AM. Members and non-members are welcome. ...

Call for members – Executive committee 2023

The ARLIS/MOQ nominating committee is seeking candidates for two positions for the new executive committee in 2023: Vice-president Treasurer This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved in the chapter ...