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 National Meeting of MLA in San José, California, February 27-March 3, 2013. Please note that music library paraprofessionals/support professionals and library school students are among those eligible for this opportunity and are encouraged to apply.
The chapter will provide support for one member at a maximum of $500.00.
Applicants must reside in one of the states or territories comprising ATMLA (West Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, and 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, e.g. a certified archivist with other graduate degree working extensively with music materials) in the first two years of her/his professional career, or;
d) A library paraprofessional/support professional working with music materials as a significant portion of his/her job responsibilities.
Applicants must submit the following to arrive by December 1, 2012:
1. A letter of application which includes an explanation of the reasons for attending the meeting, a justification of financial need, and a budget. For those applicants currently working in libraries or archives, justification of financial need 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. Two letters of support. Where applicable, one of the letters should be from a current supervisor.
Hotel accommodations will be funded at the double-occupancy rate, i.e. one-half of the daily rate plus tax.
Mail application and supporting materials to arrive by December 1, 2012 to:
University of Pennsylvania
Otto E Albrecht Music Library
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
If you have questions regarding the grant or the application process, please contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recipient will be notified by December 17, 2012 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 only $7.00; membership for librarians is $12.00.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
The ATMLA Chapter Officers