Call for papers - 2015

Dear members:

The Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) seeks proposals for papers to be presented at its next annual conference scheduled from June 3-5, 2015, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON. CAML will again meet with the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) and collaborative papers with MusCan colleagues are most welcome. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute period for questions and discussion. Proposals should include an abstract of 150 words, a list of A/V requests, and a biography (100 words). Proposals for sessions, roundtables and plenaries, especially sessions of interest to both CAML and MusCan registrants, are also welcome.

Please submit proposals by email to the CAML Programme committee care of Tim Neufeldt, CAML Programme Chair, by Friday, January 9, 2015: 

First-Time Presenter and First-Time Attendee Awards

Students and early-career librarians should note that CAML is again offering a First-Time Presentation Award and two First-Time Attendee Awards.

The First-Time Presenter Award of up to $1000 will be received by the winner upon submission of receipts for travel and accommodation expenses following the conference. Registration will be paid by CAML. This award is intended to provide a first-time presenter with the opportunity to give a paper at its 2015 Conference. Participants interested in consideration for this award should include a cover letter of no more than one page alongside their paper proposal. The cover letter should request this consideration and clearly express the applicant’s interest in a career in music librarianship.

Following the conference, the recipient of the award will submit the conference paper for publication in the August 2015 issue of the CAML Review. Runners-up may be invited to present their paper at the conference and/or submit their paper for inclusion in the CAML Review. (Note that such invitations to runners-up would not include a financial award.)

Please submit proposals by email to the CAML Programme committee care of Tim Neufeldt, CAML Programme Chair, by Friday, January 9, 2015:


Two First-Time Attendee Awards covering the conference registration fee are available to library science students or individuals thinking of pursuing a career in music librarianship. Persons interested in applying for this award will send cover letters to the chair of the programme committee requesting this consideration and clearly articulating the applicant’s interest in a music librarianship career. Letters need to be sent to the Programme Committee Chair prior to the applicant registering for the conference by January 9, 2015.