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3/2/2016 » 3/5/2016
MLA Annual Conference 2016

8/5/2016 » 8/6/2016
Joint West Coast Chapter Meeting


Awards & Grants
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The Music Library Association supports the profession through the creation of awards for achievement in music librarianship, publication and research supporting music research. We support the profession through the creation of travel grants to support growth of the profession, and a diversity recruitment scholarship to help address issues of racial and ethnic diversity among music and performing arts librarians.

Achievement Awards

MLA Citation

  • Recipients of MLA's citation for distinguished service to music librarianship

A. Ralph Papakhian Special Achievement Award

  • An award recognizing extraordinary service to the profession of music librarianship over a relatively short period of time

Diversity Recruitment Scholarship

ARL/MLA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (DII)

  • A scholarship opportunity for library school students from under-represented racial and ethnic minority groups

Travel & Outreach Grants

Lenore F. Coral IAML Travel Grant

  • A grant to help support travel and conference fees to attend an annual IAML meeting

Kevin Freeman Travel Grant

  • An annual grant to support travel and hotel expenses to attend the Music Library Association annual meeting. Recepients must be either a student, recent graduate, or a colleague that's new to the profession.

Neil Ratliff IAML Outreach Grant

  • A grant to support MLA's international outreach efforts.

Publication Awards

Vincent H. Duckles Award

  • An annual award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music

Richard S. Hill Award

  • An annual award for the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature

Eva Judd O'Meara Award

  • An annual award for the best review published in Notes

Research Awards

Carol June Bradley Award for Historical Research in Music Librarianship

  • An annual award to support studies that involve the history of music libraries or special collections

Dena Epstein Award for Archival and Library Research in American Music

  • An award made for archival and library research in American music

Walter Gerboth Award

  • Awarded to an MLA member who is in the first five years of their professional library careers, this award is to assist research-in-progress in music or music librarianship