The mission of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) is to facilitate communication among professional performance librarians, educate and assist them in providing service to their organization, provide support and resources to the performing arts, and work with publishers to achieve the highest standards in music performance for the professional musician.
MOLA is an association of its member organizations. The organizations are represented in MOLA by their librarians, who exercise the rights and privileges of membership and receive all communications. MOLA member libraries are expected to share goals and use guidelines determined and agreed upon by the membership for the mutual advancement of all. MOLA membership, including access to protected areas of the website and participation in the MOLA Forum, is a privilege, and as such, may be revoked at any time if abused
The application form must be filled out in full and include a signed letter of endorsement from the administrative official who will be responsible for supporting the organization’s membership in MOLA.
In addition to general questions regarding you organiziation, this online application process will also require uploading the following documents:
Formal letter on organization letterhead signed and from the administrative official, which will serve as your formal request for membership and illustrate their perception of the value of the librarian becoming involved with MOLA
Formal letter from librarian explaining his/her interest in becoming a MOLA member and future anticipated involvement in the Association
Materials that give an accurate representation of your season activities such as a program book, season brochure, website, etc.
Librarian(s) job description(s)
The application materials will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors, and, upon their recommendation, will be voted on by the general membership of MOLA at the annual conference in the spring. You will be notified the outcome of the voting after the conference.
Annual dues are $250.00 (U.S.). Do not send payment with application. If accepted for membership, your organization will be invoiced for payment after the conference.
Please submit this application 15 days prior to the Annual Conference.