Call for Presentations: 2018 PNWMLA Chapter Meeting

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 by January 22, 2018. The Executive Committee will review submissions and respond by February 23.


Save the Date for 2018 Chapter Meeting

The 2018 meeting of the Pacific Northwest chapter of MLA will be held Friday and Saturday June 22-23.  The chapter will meet at Central Washington University in Ellensberg, WA.

Front entrance to the Brooks Library of by WA State Library, on Flickr
Front entrance to the Brooks Library of Central Washington University” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by WA State Library


Look for more information and the call for presentation proposals this fall in the PNWMLA Chapter Newsletter!


Anchorage Meeting Accommodations

Looking for accommodations for our Anchorage meeting?  Check out the annual meeting website!  Stay tuned for more meeting details in the coming months.

2017 PNWMLA Travel Grant: Call for 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 second annual travel grant to attend our Chapter meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 7, 2017.

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 PNWMLA chapter chair Verletta Kern ( 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 directly emailed by the reference via email to Verletta Kern (

Deadline for the receipt of applications is January 15, 2017.

The PNWMLA Board will notify applicants by February 1, 2017

Check Out Our Latest PNWMLA Newsletter

Our latest PNWMLA newsletter has been posted for your reading pleasure.  Thanks to Ann Shaffer, our Newsletter Editor, for putting together this latest edition!

2017 Meeting in Anchorage

Save the date!  Our 2017 chapter meeting will be on July 7 in Anchorage, Alaska.  Stay tuned for more details.

West Coast Meeting Success!

2016 Group Photo

Thanks to everyone who attended the joint West Coast Meeting between the California and Pacific Northwest Chapters of the Music Library Association!  In case you missed it, browse through this selection of meeting slides.