2019 Chapter Meeting– Seattle, WA


Meeting information is now available for our 2019 chapter meeting at the University of Washington in Seattle, on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.  This will mark the 50th meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA!  Click below to see program and registration information.


PNWMLA Chapter Meeting at MLA in St. Louis

PNWMLA will be holding a chapter meeting at the 2019 MLA national meeting in St. Louis, on Thursday, February 21, from 7-7:55 pm in Midway 3-4.  (Location subject to change.)

All current and former chapter members who will be attending MLA are welcome; new members and friends from other regional chapters are encouraged as well.  Come hear about the big plans for the chapter’s annual meeting in Seattle, which will mark the 50th anniversary of PNWMLA!


Call for Nominating Committee members

PNWMLA is looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee for this year’s chapter elections.  The Nominating Committee compiles a slate of candidates for the next election, which will be at the 2019 annual meeting. One member will be designated as committee Chair. This year’s election will include the position of Vice Chair/Chair Elect.

Current chapter members who are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee should contact PNWMLA chair Hollis Near, at hnear@cornish.edu.  It’s an important part of chapter business, and a good way for members to expand their professional service experience.

2018 Annual Meeting, JUNE 22-23, Ellensburg, WA

The Music Library - Central Washington University by WA State Library, on Flickr
The Music Library – Central Washington University” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by WA State Library


2018 Annual Meeting, JUNE 22-23, Ellensburg, WA.

Link to the Annual Meeting Guide.


All information currently available is on the guide.  If you see something missing or have a question, please contact Hollis Near.

Please pre-register to help with meeting planning (see registration tab on guide).

Looking forward to seeing you there!


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Presentations for 2018 Chapter Meeting

We’ve extended the deadline for submitting proposals for this year’s chapter meeting!  See the revised deadline in the call for proposals below.

For the Chapter’s 2018 annual meeting at Central Washington University, June 22-23, we invite proposals for individual and joint presentations alike. While we welcome submissions on any topic related to music and music librarianship/archiving, we are particularly interested in presentations that focus on music and music librarianship/archiving in the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to the proposal abstract, please indicate how much time you think you will need and any special media support needs. Past presentations have generally ranged from 15 to 30 minutes.

Please send proposal abstracts (150 – 250 words) to Hollis Near at hnear@cornish.edu by March 15, 2018. The Executive Committee will review submissions and respond by March 22.

PNWMLA Fall Newsletter

The PNWMLA Fall Newsletter is now available!  Read about our chapter meeting in Anchorage last summer, catch up on what chapter members have been doing, learn about funding opportunities for our 2018 chapter meeting, and see what’s in store for the national MLA meeting in Portland, OR this winter.

2017 PNWMLA Newsletter

2018 Travel Grant Applications

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 third annual travel grant to attend the Chapter meeting in Ellensburg, WA at Central Washington University, June 22-23, 2018. 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 Stefan Hintersteininger (shintersteininger@musiccentre.ca). 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 from a reference, sent by email directly to Stefan Hintersteininger (shintersteininger@musiccentre.ca).

Deadline for the receipt of applications is January 31, 2018. The PNWMLA Board will notify candidates who applied by March 19, 2018.