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

2019 Fall Meeting at Concordia University

You are cordially invited to the ARLIS/MOQ Fall meeting on Friday, November 29th, which will be held at Concordia University in Montreal. The meeting will be followed by a ...

2019 Spring Meeting

You are cordially invited to the ARLIS/MOQ Spring meeting, which will be held at the Saint-Paul University Jean-Léon Allie Library and Archives. The meeting will be followed by a ...

Call for Participation: Program, local arrangement and development chairs

Montréal will host ARLIS/NA in Spring of 2021 (read the full proposal here) and we’re looking for the first round of volunteers for various leadership positions to help organize ...