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Subject to change - last updated 6/3/19

Commitment to the Contemporary: The Atlanta School of Composers

   Moderated by Nicole Jordan, Principal Librarian - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

   Robert Spano, Music Director - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

   Christopher McLaughlin, Manager of Artistic Operations - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

   Jennifer Higdon, Composer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Copyright and Us: A Global Perspective

   Facilitated by Karen Schnackenberg, Principal Librarian - Dallas Symphony Orchestra

   Jørgen Blomqvist, Affiliate Professor - Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen

   Katharina Hötzenecker, Librarian - Vienna State Opera

   Lawrence Tarlow, Principal Librarian - New York Philharmonic

Roundtables for Non-North American, Opera, Ballet, Summer Festival, and Academic Librarians


Breakout Sessions on Topics Including:

  • Ballet

  • Time Management

  • Photoshop, OPAS, Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, ArtsVision

  • Hands-On Sewing and Part Repair

  • Transpositions

  • Cataloguing

  • Opera

  • Pops Navigation

  • Packaged Shows

  • And more!


Major Orchestra Librarians' Association

37th Annual Conference

hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

June 7-10, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Loews Atlanta Hotel


Join & Support the conference

Conference Registration

Please complete a separate registration for each attendee. Registration includes all sessions, opening reception, and one banquet seat.

  • Member*: $200

  • Additional Member (second, third, fourth, etc. librarian): $150

  • Non-Member: $350

  • Non-Member Student: $100 (banquet NOT included)


Additional items (e.g. field trips and extra banquet tickets) available for purchase as you register.


*Member librarians are defined as librarians employed by a MOLA Member Organization. A list of current member organizations available HERE.


Please register and make payment by Friday, May 24, 2019.

Register Now!
For Vendors

Full pricing list available HERE.

  • Exhibit Table(s): $250-$450

  • Program Advertisement: $350-$750

Ad artwork should be sent to MOLA Administrator by Friday, May 24, 2019.

Exhibitors who would like to attend any of the sessions or the banquet must register by completing a non-member registration.

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Sponsor the Conference
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Diamond Level: $4,000/€3,725

Only 3 spots!

  • Full back or inside cover thank you in conference program

  • 2 exhibit tables

  • 2 complimentary conference registrations (includes banquet)

  • signage at your sponsored event

Platinum Level: $3,000/€2,790

  • Full page thank you in conference program

  • 1 exhibit table

  • 1 complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)

  • 1 additional guest banquet attendee

  • signage at your sponsored event

Silver Level: $1,000/€930

  • 1/4 page thank you in conference program

  • 1 exhibit table

  • 1 conference registration at MOLA-member rate (includes banquet)

  • signage at your sponsored event​​​

Gold Level: $2,000/€1,860

  • 1/2 page thank you in conference program

  • 1 exhibit table

  • 1 complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)

  • signage at your sponsored event

Bronze Level: $500/€465

  • 1/8 page thank you in conference program

  • 1 banquet attendee

  • signage at your sponsored event


Financial Assistance - Members Only

Travel Assistance

Deadline: March 15, 2019


Travel Assistance is intended to assist member librarians with basic economy transportation costs only (not additional add-ons), as well as up to 2 nights of hotel costs (in the conference designated hotel) as outlined in the application - not with food, fees, or miscellaneous expenses. The "Travel Assistance" section of the MOLA Policies states:


"The MOLA Board of Directors, in consultation with the Finance Committee, may from time to time designate funds to be used to subsidize MOLA-related personal travel expenses of MOLA member Librarians. Individuals may apply in writing at any time for such subsidizations. Funds, if available, will be distributed in the order applications are received, unless, in the opinion of the Board, extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise. As guidelines in the decision-making process, the Board shall consider such factors as the applicant's personal or professional circumstances, degree of hardship, and level of scheduled Conference participation. Except in unusual circumstances, no applicant shall be granted funding in two consecutive years."


Travel assistance requests will be reviewed by the Finance committee and submitted to the Board for final approval. Applicants will be notified by March 22, 2019.


Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement within 45 days of purchase to allow MOLA to act in accordance with IRS rules. Any receipts received after this timeframe may not be reimbursed. 

First-Time Attendee Award

The purpose of the first-time conference attendee scholarship is to encourage conference participation by MOLA members who have never attended a MOLA conference. Recipients will be awarded an amount to cover the conference registration fee for the 2019 Atlanta conference.

Recipients will be required to participate in the Conference Mentoring Program. Information about the Conference Mentoring Program can be found on the MOLA website.

Applications will be reviewed and, if granted, funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the allotted funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by the MOLA Administrator as awards are granted—please refrain from making conference registration payment until you have been notified of the outcome of your application review. Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Board for final approval.


Plan Your Trip


Loews Atlanta Hotel

1065 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

+1 (404) 745-5000

Conference rate ($189/night + taxes/fees) available June 6-11, 2019 based on availability so consider extending your stay!

Guests must book by May 6, 2019 to receive MOLA rate! 

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Please consider accepting the MOLA Board President's CO2 offset challenge to compensate for the emissions caused by MOLA conference air travel. This can be easily done using the carbon offset programs of several major airlines or through several certified organizations of your choice. For more information see the following links:

Atlanta Symphony Concert Tickets

Beethoven's Revolutionary Fidelio
Thursday, June 6 and Saturday, June 8 at 8pm

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Robert Spano, Music Director

Christine Goerke, Soprano (Leonore)

Joseph Kaiser, Tenor (Florestan)

Nmon Ford, Baritone (Pizarro)

Arthur Woodley, Bass (Rocco)

Laura Tatulescu, Soprano (Marzelline)

David Walton, Tenor (Jacquino)

Richard Clement, Tenor (First Prisoner)

Morris Robinson, Bass (Don Fernando)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Follow the courageous Leonore as she spurns social mores to free her husband from the clutches of a ruthless tyrant. Swapping her corset for a pair of trousers, the subversive Leonore restyles herself as the young Fidelio. Music Director Robert Spano brings a cast of international opera singers to Atlanta, including the superstar soprano Christine Goerke and her "voice of molten gold" [Toronto Star]; and the "matinee-idol handsome" Nmon Ford, who sings "with a rich and supple baritone" [The Hollywood Reporter].

Discounted tickets are available to MOLA conference attendees with code "MOLATL". Reserve tickets by May 31st by clicking HERE.

The Woodruff Arts Center, including the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, recently experienced a network security incident from an unauthorized third-party that resulted in a significant IT outage and is affecting many operations and systems.  Upon learning of the incident, we immediately took steps to secure our systems and began working to implement enhanced security measures.  Our team also began an investigation and an outside forensics firm was engaged to assist us. We have notified law enforcement. Please note that we have no evidence that any personal or financial information has been accessed, and our review of this matter remains ongoing.
Q.  When will I be able to buy tickets online or by phone? 
A: We are working to address the issue and apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, tickets are available for purchase at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office and High Museum Guest Relations at 1280 Peachtree Street. The Box Office is open from 12-6 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday), and the High Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday), 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Friday), and from noon – 5 p.m. (Sunday). We have the ability to sell Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tickets on their websites. Patrons are encouraged to visit all of our websites for the latest information about ticketing and performances.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Library Sip 'n See

Friday, June 7, 2019



Tour the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra library in this open house-style sip 'n see.

The Opening Reception at 5:30pm that evening is located in the same building as the library and hall.

Opening Reception

Woodruff Arts Center

Center Space

Friday, June 7, 2019



1280 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

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