– 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

To keep the conversation going | Pour entretenir la conversation

(Le français suit)If a session is wrapping up, but there’s still much more to say, or if you’d like to gather with a gang of conference friends, or meet ...

Heritage minutes | Minutes du patrimoine

Did you catch Dr. Nelson’s mention of Heritage Minutes and wonder what she might be referring to? The Heritage Minutes is a series of sixty-second short films, each illustrating ...

A message from ARLIS/NA MOQ | Un message d’ARLIS/NA MOQ

On behalf of the Montreal-Ottawa-Quebec Chapter: Welcome, ARLISians, to the ARLIS/NA 2021 Virtual Conference! While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t convene in Montreal in person, we’re proud to say that ...