Category Archives: Meetings

Campus Housing Available for 2016 Meeting

Guest Housing is available on the University of Washington campus for the August 2016 MLA West Coast Chapter Meeting.  Housing is first come, first served so please reserve your room soon.  There are several events occurring in August and rooms will fill up quickly.  If possible, Verletta recommends requesting a West Campus room.  The West Campus housing was recently renovated and is quite nice.  For rates, housing options, and amenities, please see the Guest Housing Reservation Page.  Please note that a deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Reserving Campus Housing

Campus Housing may be reserved using the Conference Services Housing Reservation Form.

  • For Guest Type, select “You are a visiting faculty or staff member”
  • Under the “If you are a Visiting Faculty, Staff Member, etc.” section include the following information:
    • UW Contact: Verletta Kern
    • UW Department or Organization: UW Libraries
    • UW Contact Email:


Questions about campus housing may be directed to Verletta Kern at

Save the Date: West Coast Chapter Meeting

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA will host the California Chapter in Seattle, Washington August 5-6, 2016. Stay tuned for more information, including information on applying for our travel grant to attend the meeting!

Our Chapter Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s PNWMLA Annual Meeting!

The conference program can be found here:

Local information (including maps, parking info, etc.) can be found here:

Don’t forget to rsvp to Leslie Bennett if you plan to attend the dinner at her home:

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


I’ve secured a block of rooms at the Phoenix Inn (, 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.


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!

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 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 if you will be attending.

Seattle Chapter Meeting Registration

Our upcoming chapter meeting in Seattle will take place on Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4 . The cost for the conference, in U.S funds,  is $20.00 for registration, $20.00 for the Friday night dinner and $10.00 for the annual chapter dues.

For more information on the program please go to

The registration form is available on the website and you can bring this with you and pay at the conference. Please  RSVP to Secretary/Treasurer Bill Blair at and let him know if you will be attending the conference and / or the dinner.

Dinner will be hosted by Cate Gerhart. Details will be forthcoming.