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

Registration open: ARLIS/NA MOQ Research RoundUp on Zoom (October 14, 2022)

Photo: Chris Montgomery on Unsplash Dear MOQ-ers and MOQ-ettes, We hope that your fall is off to a good start. We are excited to announce our very first “Research Roundup” which will ...

MOQDOC Fall 2022 thematic issue: Art information professionals as researchers

As art information professionals, we support research in its many forms and for different kinds of researchers including students, instructors, scholars, artists, and cultural workers – but what about ...

MOQ listserv to be discontinued as of July 15 + Humanities Commons

Dear colleagues, As of July 15th, all ARLIS/NA listservs, including ARLIS-MOQ ( will close, and all groups will begin using Humanities Commons. Join us on Friday, July 15th at our summer meeting for ...