– Message from the ARLIS MOQ president – 

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

Join us for ARLIS/NA MOQ Virtu*l : DEC 11 2020

You are cordially invited to ARLIS/NA MOQ Virtu*l, our second biannual meeting of 2020, which will be held virtually on the morning of Friday, December 11, 2020. Let us ...

Tribute : Daphné Dufresne

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing, on August 24, 2017, of a highly esteemed colleague and cherished friend, Daphne Dufresne (1940-2017). Daphné was the ...

Retirement : Kathryn Kollar

Kathryn KollarLibrarianCanadian Centre of Architecture (1985-1997), Montreal Kathryn Kollar has been an extraordinary librarian at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). Kollar began her career at the CCA in ...