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