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

OTTAWA 5 à 7 on November 15th

ARLIS MOQ member Cyndie Campbel has invited colleagues and information studies students to join us for a mini-tour of her institutional setting at the National Gallery of Canada with the ...

2018 Fall Meeting

You are cordially invited to the ARLIS MOQ fall meeting which will be held at Artexte, followed by a visit of the Galerie Piroir on November 30th. We would like to extend ...


Exchanges in the Digital Environment The Spring 2019 issue calls for discussion surrounding the digital exchanges that enable the professional community, their users, and institutions to thrive in the ...