The Pauline Shaw Bayne Travel Grant
I. The grant supports portions of the expenses related to
attending this year's annual chapter meeting in New Orleans,
October 8-10, 2009.
The Travel Grant may be awarded for up to $500. Reimbursable
expenses include: conference registration; lodging for the
two nights of the conference (Thursday and Friday) at one-half
of the double occupancy rate; subsistence expenses at the current
CONUS rate for one full day (Friday) and two partial days (Thursday
and Saturday); travel by car/plane/train/bus, generally by
the least expensive method. The request for reimbursement must
be submitted by December 31, 2009.
The grant winner is expected to join SEMLA at the appropriate
level prior to attending the conference. Dues are only $5 for
students and $10 for others.
Supporting our colleagues' involvement in the life of the
chapter is a priority! Please note that music library paraprofessionals,
support staff, and library school students are eligible for
this opportunity and are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must reside at the time of the meeting in one
of the states or territories comprising SEMLA (Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina,
Tennessee and Puerto Rico), and also be in at least one of
the following eligible categories:
a) A graduate library school student (by the time of the
conference in October 2009), 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
Applicants in categories a-c must not have attended more
than one prior SEMLA meeting before applying for the grant.
This restriction does not apply to paraprofessionals/support
II. Applicants must submit the following to arrive by August
1. A letter of application which includes an explanation
of the reasons for attending the SEMLA annual meeting, a justification
of financial need, and a budget (the single or double room
rate in New Orleans, LA is $119 plus 13% tax per night). 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 a request was either denied
or insufficiently met;
2. A current résumé or vita;
3. One letter of support. Where applicable, it should be
from a current supervisor.
Award recipients who are not already members of SEMLA
are expected to join prior to attending the October meeting. Join
online at the SEMLA website: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/semla/ . Annual student membership in SEMLA is currently only $5.00;
a regular membership is $10.00.
Hotel accommodations will be funded at the double-occupancy
rate, i.e., one-half of the $119 plus tax mentioned in II/1,
Mail application and supporting materials to arrive via U.S.
post (priority mail) or electronically (preferred) as
Word attachments by August 24, 2009 to:
2318 Caroline Drive
Durham, NC 27705-2314
If you have any questions, please contact John by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or phone (919-383-0989).
Recipients will be notified no later than September 4, 2009
and announced on SEMLA-L immediately thereafter. Please note
that SEMLA may elect to pay directly for travel and hotel expenses
on the recipient's behalf and only supply the balance (if any)
of an award following the New Orleans meeting. If mileage for
a personal vehicle is awarded, it will be paid at the current
IRS rate at the time of the conference ($0.55 per mile on 7/21/09).