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Reduced Registration Program 2022

Thinking of attending the 2022 Salt Lake City annual meeting? Early Registration will be reduced to $140 for qualified applicants. You must be willing to work for a total of five (5) hours on one or more assigned jobs during the three and one half (3 ½) days of the conference. Possible jobs include assisting at the Registration Desk, assisting the Convention Manager, assisting the Placement Officer, or assisting an Exhibitor; with potential tasks ranging from helping to set up or take down displays, covering lunch breaks, running errands, or staffing a conference service point.A new possible job for 2022

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Coral Travel Grant Reflection

The Lenore F. Coral Travel Grant provided support that was central to my growth as a student and aspiring music librarian. I applied for the 2018 grant after I had attended my first IAML Congress in Riga, Latvia, the previous year. That first conference was a formative experience and helped me to realize that music librarianship was the right field for me; however, I was not a member of MLA or IAML at the time that I attended, and I did not know when or if I would be able to attend an event like that again. Fortunately, one of

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Giving Tuesday 2021: Ignite the Spark

MLA has long struggled with diversifying its ranks. Our hope for the Ignite the Spark campaign is to raise $5,000 to go towards the funding of even more Diversity Scholarships in hopes of keeping the dream of music librarianship bright for more students. The Diversity Scholarship provides at least $1,500 per year to support the tuition (and, if possible, other educational costs) of a student from an underrepresented population to matriculate in a program leading to a career in music librarianship. Help students in music librarianship ignite their passion for the field by donating to the MLA Diversity Scholarship! Contribute

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Racial Equity Institute Workshop, November 10, 2021

The Music Library Association has contracted with the Racial Equity Institute, LLC (REI), to provide a virtual groundwater approach session for members of MLA on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1-4:30 pm Central. This virtual session will be hosted on Zoom, and is limited to 100 participants. REI provides the following overview of the Groundwater Approach session: “In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant.” In recognition

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REFERENCE SOURCES SPOTLIGHT: The Portal to Texas History

If you live outside of Texas, you may not have heard of the Portal to Texas History: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ As described on the site, “The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas.” Coverage primarily dates from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. A brief history of the site should help to explain its possible value as a music reference source.   The portal was conceived in 2002 to provide digital access to historical materials from collaborating institutional partners and private collectors throughout the state. When it was launched in 2004, the

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2021 Call for Nominations: Student/Early Career Board Representative

The MLA Nominating Committee welcomes nominations and self-nominations for a one-year appointment to the MLA Board as a Student/Early Career Representative for 2022-2023. This is the third and final year of this pilot, after which the Board will assess whether or not this position should have a permanent place on the Board. The position is being test-driven as a non-voting position. General Responsibilities: Compiling Annual Reports. This process normally gets underway late summer with the call for annual reports. The finished MLA Annual Report gets posted on the MLA website. Submitting quarterly Board reports. A one-page report submitted to the

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Preserving MLA’s Legacy in Unusual Times

By Christina Taylor Gibson and Melissa Wertheimer This article emerged from a series of wide-ranging conversations between the incoming MLA Archivist (Christina) and the outgoing MLA Archivist (Melissa) about how to fulfill their official charge during the pandemic. We share this summary to give MLA members a better sense of how the MLA Archives function, its goals and scope, and how MLA members can contribute to this work. This spring at its 90th anniversary meeting, MLA announced a new slate of officers – in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and a historic online conference. Many of these new appointees

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New: Call for Applications, Paraprofessional/Public Librarian Conference Travel Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the new MLA Paraprofessional/Public Librarian Conference Travel Grant. The MLA Paraprofessional/Public Librarian Conference Travel Grant is intended to support travel and hotel expenses to attend the Music Library Association annual meeting. Grant(s) include a complimentary one-year MLA membership at the regular member level, the conference registration fee and a cash award, subject to approval of the current year’s budget by the MLA Board. For more information about the award, please visit the MLA Paraprofessional/Public Librarian Conference Travel Grant page on the MLA website: https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/general/custom.asp?page=ppl_fund To apply, you must be working as a library paraprofessional or

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Call for Applications 2021: MLA Diversity Scholarship Award for 2022

The MLA Diversity Scholarship Award Committee is now accepting applications for the 2022 MLA Diversity Scholarship Award. This scholarship award, funded by the membership of MLA, offers students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) with financial support. Thanks to the MLA Board, we are offering two Diversity Scholarships this year.The goal of the scholarship is to recruit students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into music librarianship by providing support for master’s-level LIS education. Students who have applied to or are enrolled in an ALA-Accredited MLIS program with a concentration, certificate, or

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Call for Applications 2021: Kevin Freeman Travel Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant. The Kevin Freeman Travel Grant is intended to support travel and hotel expenses to attend the Music Library Association annual meeting. Grant(s) include the conference registration fee and a cash award, subject to approval of the current year’s budget by the MLA Board. For more information about the award, please visit the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant page on the MLA website: https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/FreemanGrant To apply, you must:• Be a regular, paraprofessional, or student member of the Music Library Association, AND either be: • in the first three years of your career,•

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