Category Archives: MLA

Become a PNWMLA Member!

Annual Membership:

The membership year is July 1 to June 30.
Regular membership: $20.00
All dues are collected through the Music Library Association website. Below are instructions.

Note: you will need your MLA site login! If you belong to a chapter only, and you are a first-time user of this payment site, you will be asked to create a free user profile. (You are not joining the national MLA when you do this.) If you are a national MLA member, a chapter-only member who has used this site, or a past MLA/MOUG conference attendee, then you already have a profile with a login/password. You will be prompted to sign in when you click below. (Please do not start a second user profile!)

Instructions for Chapter-Only Members Who are First-Time Users of This System

  1. Go to the MLA site and click Join.
  2. On the Join page, select Chapter Member Only (near the bottom of the page), then click Continue. (If you wish to join as a national member, click another category instead, and later you will be given the option to also select a chapter.)
  3. On the next few pages (scrolling down, and clicking Continue as needed), create a username, select your desired chapter membership, and finish your user profile. Remember the login for future use.
  4. On the final page, confirm membership type, rate, add any donations, select a chapter (if you were joining at the national level), finish payment information, and Submit.
  5. This will set up your user profile AND it will enroll you as a chapter member. Next year, use the instructions below.

Instructions for Those Who Have an MLA Site Profile
(for MLA members and chapter-only members who previously created logins)

You have two options. (Either way, you will be asked to log into your existing user profile first. Please do not create a new profile!)

  1. Pay for MLA and PNWMLA memberships in one transaction. (You can also renew a chapter-only membership here. Just select MLA “non-member,” plus the chapter.)
  2. Pay for a PNWMLA membership alone (separately from your national MLA membership, or without any national membership).

Contact the MLA Business Office if you have questions or if you forgot your password. Please do not create a new profile if you already have one!

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!


Are you an aspiring music librarian? Apply for a travel grant to the next MLA conference!

The Music Library Asso­ci­a­tion annual meet­ing will be held in San Jose, CA this year.  Learn more about MLA’s travel grant below.


Appli­ca­tions are now being accepted for the Kevin Free­man Travel Grant.

The grant, estab­lished in 1994 to honor the mem­ory of Kevin Free­man and awarded for the first time in 1997, sup­ports atten­dance of music librar­i­ans new to the field to the Music Library Association’s annual meet­ing. Recip­i­ents
receive gratis con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion and a cash award of up to $750 for travel costs (trans­porta­tion and accom­mo­da­tions at the con­ven­tion hotel at half of the dou­ble occu­pancy rate*). At least one grant will be awarded to a
first-time attendee, if applicable.

Appli­cants must be mem­bers of the Music Library Asso­ci­a­tion and in one of the fol­low­ing groups:

● in the first three years of their pro­fes­sional career,

● a grad­u­ate stu­dent in library school (by the time of the con­fer­ence, 27 Feb­ru­ary — 3 March 2013) aspir­ing to become a music librar­ian, OR

● a recent grad­u­ate (within one year of degree) of a grad­u­ate pro­gram in librar­i­an­ship seek­ing a pro­fes­sional posi­tion as a music librarian

Pre­vi­ous appli­cants who still qual­ify are wel­come to reapply.

Appli­cants must sub­mit the fol­low­ing in .pdf by Octo­ber 1, 2012:

● A let­ter of appli­ca­tion which includes:

● The rea­sons for attend­ing the MLA Annual Con­fer­ence and why you are a good
can­di­date for this grant

● A jus­ti­fi­ca­tion of finan­cial need

● A bud­get for travel costs to attend the MLA Annual Conference

● Infor­ma­tion about any other grants, match­ing funds, insti­tu­tional sup­port you may also receive to cover costs to attend the MLA Annual Conference

● The num­ber of times you have attended the national MLA meeting

● A cur­rent vita

● Two let­ters of sup­port directly mailed by rec­om­menders (.pdf or email)

Please email appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing mate­ri­als (.pdf) to the Chair of the Free­man Travel Grant Committee:

Sarah Adams <<

Please mark the sub­ject line: Free­man Travel Grant Application.

Grant recip­i­ents will be noti­fied by Novem­ber 5, 2012 and announced at the MLA 2013 Annual Meet­ing in San Jose, California.

For ques­tions about the award, please con­tact the Chair of the Free­man Travel Grant Com­mit­tee at the above email address.

*Room rates are esti­mated to be $159 for dou­ble occu­pancy, plus taxes (10% city; 4% con­ven­tion dis­trict; $3/night busi­ness dis­trict assessment)