Annual Chapter Meeting Information

We’re planning for the annual chapter meeting next spring, and I just wanted to give you an update on some of the logistics to help with your own planning.

Dates:  Friday May 8, 2015 – Saturday May 9, 2015

Where:  Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Registration rate:  $20

Hotel:

I’ve secured a block of rooms at the Phoenix Inn (http://www.phoenixinn.com/eugene/), at a rate of $109/night.  The Phoenix Inn is located on Franklin Blvd. adjacent to UO’s campus and is a 10-minute walk to Knight Library.  When you make your reservation, mention the PNW Chapter of the Music Library Association in order to obtain the group rate.  Our group block will be held untilApril 7, 2015, so be sure to make your reservation before then.  (Our chapter meeting is the same weekend as graduation for Northwest Christian University, a small religious school whose campus is also adjacent to UO, so other hotels near campus will likely be full if you miss the deadline for our group rate.)    The hotel rate includes complimentary parking, internet, and hot breakfast.

Dinner:

Leslie Bennett has graciously offered to host the Friday night chapter dinner at her home.  She’s still making arrangements regarding catering, but we expect the per person cost to be around $20-25 as it has been in past years.

Look for the call for presentations to come later this fall, and more information on the conference program and dinner will be announced in the winter.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Apply for Our Travel Grant

Would you like to learn more about music librarianship and management of music collections?  The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Music Library Association (PNWMLA) invites you to apply for our inaugural travel grant to attend our annual meeting in Eugene, Oregon May 8-9.  This grant is open to first-time-attendees of a PNWMLA annual meeting.  Graduate students in library and information science, paraprofessionals, and librarians working in areas related to music are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants need not be members of PNWMLA at the time of application but must agree to join the chapter upon receiving the award.  This award covers travel funding up to $300.

Application materials should be submitted via email as pdfs to Ann Shaffer (ashaffer@uoregon.edu).  To apply, please include the following:

1. A letter of application which includes:

  • the reasons for attending the PNWMLA annual meeting and why you are a good candidate for this grant
  • a justification of financial need
  • a brief budget for travel costs to attend the PNWMLA annual meeting.  Annual meeting registration for travel grant recipients is free and need not be included in your brief budget.
  • information about any other grants, matching funds, or institutional support you may also receive to cover costs to attend the PNWMLA annual meeting.

2.  A current vita or resume

3.  One letter of support directly emailed by the reference via email to Ann Shaffer (ashaffer@uoregon.edu).
Deadline for the receipt of applications is December 31st.  The PNWMLA Board will notify candidates who applied by February 1st.
The following information may be useful in preparing your budget:
  • Hotel room blocks run $109/night not including tax

Please contact PNWMLA chair, Ann Shaffer, with any questions you have related to the travel grant.

Get Ready for Next Year’s Annual Meeting!

Next year’s annual meeting will be held in Eugene, Oregon.  Stay tuned for annual meeting details!  For the first time, we’ll be offering a travel grant to first time attendees of the meeting.  Look for a call for applications in our Fall newsletter.

Annual Chapter Meeting Details

You are invited to our Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Music Centre, May 2 and May 3. Information about the program and accommodations is available on the conference website http://pnwmlameeting.wordpress.com/. The cost for the conference is: $20.00 for registration and $10.00 for the annual chapter dues.

Please  RSVP by email to Bill Blair (blairw at uvic.ca) if you will be attending.

Read Our Newsletter!

The latest newsletter for the Pacific Northwest Chapter has been posted.  Read about our Spring meeting and keep up-to-date with news from chapter members.

Call for Applications: 2014 Papakhian Travel Grant

The Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is now accepting applications for the Ralph Papakhian Travel Grant. The grant supports attendance at the annual MOUG meeting and, in recognition of Ralph’s mentoring role in music librarianship, is especially intended to support newer members of the profession in both public and technical services.

The award offers a first-time MOUG attendee free conference registration for the MOUG annual meeting (February 25-26, 2014, immediately preceding the Music Library Association annual meeting); one year’s free membership in MOUG, including three issues of the MOUG Newsletter; and reimbursement of up to $100 in associated expenses (lodging, meals, etc.).

Preference will be given to applicants who are students, paraprofessionals, or professionals in the first five years of their professional careers; and who are likely to benefit from MOUG’s educational opportunities. This includes everyone who works with music materials in libraries or in library systems, whether they are music specialists or generalists. Professional and workplace need, financial need, past training and experience, demonstration of initiative, likely further contributions to the profession, and comments from reference letters are also considered. Applicants need not be current members of MOUG.

Applications are due November 8, 2013 and shall consist of a letter that includes a rationale for attending the MOUG annual meeting, an explanation of financial need, a brief vita, and the name of at least one person who will submit a letter (also due November 8) in support of the application.

All application materials shall be sent by e-mail, either as in-text messages or as attachments in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format, to the MOUG Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Bruce Evans (Bruce_Evans@Baylor.edu). Letters of support should be sent directly by their authors, not by the applicants.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by e-mail no later than December 2, 2013.

For more information about MOUG, please see http://www.musicoclcusers.org. MOUG has helped train and mentor dozens of music library professionals, and has helped shape the OCLC products and services we use every day. Please help distribute this announcement as widely as possible.

Past Award Recipients:

2013:

.       Claire Marsh, Senior Librarian for Library Systems and Projects, Jazz Archivist, Leeds College of Music
.       Christina Linklater, Project Music Cataloger, Harvard University
.       Jacey Kepich, Digital Imaging Technician, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
.       Karla Jurgemeyer, Cataloging and Acquisitions Associate, St. Olaf College
.       Kristen Heider, Music and Digital Resources Cataloging/Metadata Specialist, Southern Methodist University

2012:

.       Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, Library Technician and Cataloger, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2011:

.       Sally Bauer, Music/Media Cataloger, New York Public Library
.       Sandra Schipior, Cataloger, Juilliard School of Music
.       Tim Smolko, Library Associate (Acquired Music Cataloger), University of Georgia

Election Results

Congratulations to Ann Shaffer of University of Oregon who will become our Vice Chair/Chair-Elect!  Bill Blair will continue in his role as Secretary/Treasurer of PNWMLA.  Our 2014 meeting will take place in Vancouver, B.C.  Stay tuned for details!