Category Archives: Meetings

Room Block Accomodations

If you’re interested in a room block for our 2016 West Coast Meeting, you have until July 4th to book.

University District Hotel Room Block

A small room block is being held at the Travelodge Seattle.  You may book the block for any time August 4-7.  Rates are as follows:

  • Single Rooms 107.10 +tax
  • Double Rooms 161.10 +tax

To book:

  • Call 206-525-4612
  • Ask for the West Coast Music rate

The room block will be available until July 4, 2016.

Additional lodging options, including the opportunity to reserve a campus housing may be found on the conference website.

Call for Proposals for the 2016 West Coast Meeting

The Program Committee invites program proposals for the 2016 joint meeting of the California and Pacific Northwest Chapters, August 5th and 6th in Seattle, Washington.  We have slots for 30 and 45 minute presentations along with opportunities for lightning talks (5-7 minutes).  Submit your proposals via our conference proposal form by April 30th.  Feel free to contact our Program Committee, John Redford, co-chair, Verletta Kern, co-chair, Terry Lewis, and Erin Conor, with any questions you might have about the proposal process. Thanks to those who have already submitted proposals.

Watch our meeting website for more information about the West Coast Chapter meeting!

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.