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.


 We would like to acknowledge that ARLIS/NA MOQ, its members and many of the organizations where we work in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal, Odàwàng / Ottawa, and Quebec City are located on the unceded territories of several First Nations. These nations include the Kanien’kehá:ka, the Omamìwìnini (Algonquin Anishinàbeg), the Innu, and the Wendat (Huron-Wendat). As well, we recognize that some of our members live and work outside of these areas, though still on traditional Indigenous territories across Turtle Island (North America), the Inuit Nunangat, and Métis Homeland. As art information specialists, we should always be cognizant of how our profession and our organizations contribute to colonial practices that have, and continue to, negatively impact Indigenous communities here and elsewhere. We will strive to decolonize our profession and institutions, and to effect positive change through meaningful Indigenous inclusion for the benefit of all.

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/NA MOQ Spring meeting, Friday May 3

You are warmly invited to the ARLIS/NA MOQ Spring meeting, which will take place on Friday, May 3rd at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The meeting will be hybrid. ...


Purpose: to promote professional development by supporting participation in the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in 2024. Eligibility • Applicants must be a member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/NA MOQ to attend the conference. ...

Call for applicants – executive committee 2024

/\/\/ Join the next ARLIS/MOQ committee! The ARLIS/MOQ Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for three positions for the new Executive Committee in 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity to ...