The Carol June Bradley Award for Historical Research in Music Librarianship was established by the Music Library Association in coordination with Carol June Bradley, a library science educator recognized as the foremost historian of music librarianship. The $1,000 award is given to support research about:
- The history of music libraries and collections, and music librarianship (including oral history projects).
- The lives of music librarians (including oral history projects).
- Music special collections, especially those that hold rare materials and/or are not well known.
- Specific aspects of music librarianship.
- Music library patron activities.
- Music librarian education.
The grant will be awarded to support costs associated with the research process, such as travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and digital, photocopy, or microfilm reproduction of source material.
Applicants should submit the following documents:
- Summary of the project, including plans for disseminating the findings.
- Preliminary budget with justification for expenses.
- Current vita.
- Names of three references with complete contact information for each.
There are no restrictions as to an applicant's age, nationality, profession, or institutional affiliation. All proposals will be reviewed entirely on the basis of merit. Any publication of the recipient's work must state that this award helped to support the research process. The award's website, which includes past recipients, may be viewed at http://musiclibraryassoc.org/awards.aspx?id=81.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment and must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Recipients will be notified by November 1, 2012, and announced at the 2013 MLA annual meeting (February 27-March 3) in San Jose, CA. The deadline for receipt is July 13, 2012.
Please direct all inquiries and application materials to:
Arthur Friedheim Library
Peabody Institute of
The Johns Hopkins University