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2017 Innaugural ATMLA Chapter Conference Travel Grant

Posted By Emily B. Waters, Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The executive committee of the Atlantic Chapter of the Music Library Association (ATMLA) would like to invite applications for the first travel grant to attend the 2017 annual chapter meeting, a joint meeting with the Greater New York (GNYMLA) Chapter, held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ on October 13-14, 2017.  The grant award is $150 and can be used towards travel and lodging expenses associated with attendance at the meeting.  The chapter will award one individual $150 grant.

The complete application is available online at:

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) 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.

The application process will ask applicants to provide:

-A statement describing interest in ATMLA and reasons for attending the annual chapter meeting
-A statement indicating financial need and how funds will be used
-Budget outlining total travel and lodging expenses for meeting attendance
-Current vita or resume

Deadline for the receipt of applications is August 20, 2017. The ATMLA Board will notify the winning applicant by August 25, 2017.

Questions should be sent to Kathleen DeLaurenti at

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.