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Chapter Travel Grant to Attend 2016 MLA Annual Meeting

Posted By Katie Buehner, Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Application deadline is extended to January 8, 2016.

Applications are now being accepted for a travel grant funded by the Music Library Association, Atlantic Chapter. The grant supports travel, meeting registration, hotel and subsistence expenses to attend the Annual Meeting of MLA in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2-5, 2016.

The chapter will provide up to $500 total.  The award is typically given to one individual, but the committee may choose to divide it among two or more individuals.

Applicants must reside in the area comprising ATMLA (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia), and also be in at least one of the following eligible categories:

A graduate library school student (by the time of the meeting) aspiring to become a music librarian;

A recent graduate (within one year of degree) of a graduate program in librarianship who is seeking a professional position as a music librarian;

a) A graduate library school student (by the time of the meeting) aspiring to become a music librarian;

b) A recent graduate (within one year of degree) of a graduate program in librarianship who is seeking a professional position as a music librarian;

c) A music librarian (holding a Master of Library Science degree or qualifications granting an equivalent status at her/his employing institution) in the first two years of her/his professional career, or;

d) A library paraprofessional working with music materials as a significant portion of his/her job responsibilities.

Applicants must submit the following to arrive by January 8, 2016:

  1. A letter of application which includes (a) an explanation of the reasons for attending the meeting, (b) a justification of financial need, and (c) a budget. The budget should outline any additional funding sources. Applicants currently working in libraries or archives must include evidence that one has sought financial support from one’s employing institution to attend the meeting and that such request was either denied or insufficiently met;
  2. A current résumé or vita;
  3. One letter of support that speaks to the applicant’s ability to contribute to the field of music librarianship.

Hotel accommodations will be funded at the double-occupancy rate; that is, one half of the daily rate, plus tax.

Mail or email the application and supporting materials to arrive by January 8, 2016 to:

 

David M. King

Chair, ATMLA

Music, Film and Audio

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

4400 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

kingd@carnegielibrary.org

412-622-3105

If you have questions regarding the grant or the application process, please feel free to contact David.

The recipient will be notified by January 20, 2016, and announced on ATMLA-L, the chapter’s electronic discussion list, immediately thereafter. Recipients who are not already members of ATMLA are expected to join before receiving their award. Annual student/paraprofessional membership in ATMLA is currently $7.00; membership for librarians is $12.00.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Sincerely,

David M. King, Chair

Kathleen DeLaurenti, Chair Elect

Steve Henry, Secretary-Treasurer

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