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

ARLIS Canada Chapter Annual Meeting, April 27

Dear fellow Canadian friends and colleagues, I invite all ARLIS/NA Canadian members as well as all those interested in the Canada Chapter to join the annual meeting on April ...

Guide to Studying the Visual Arts in Canada

Guide to Studying the Visual Arts in Canada is a free, open-source e-publication published by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Canadian Art, Concordia University.

REGISTER: Growing Canadian Art Histories, 29 March 2023, 4:00-5:30pm

Please join us for Growing Canadian Art Histories, a launch for the online publication Guide to Studying the Visual Arts in Canada, co-edited by Shannon Stride and Loren Lerner. ...