Reduced Registration Program

What’s reduced?

Early Registration will be reduced to $140 for qualified applicants (the application process is described below).

What’s the catch?

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 1/2) days of the conference.

Possible jobs could 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 for lunch breaks, running errands, or staffing a conference service point.

Who’s eligible to apply?

You must be:

  • an Individual Member of MLA in good standing within the first five years of your membership; OR,
  • Paraprofessional Members in good standing, of any duration of membership; OR,
  • a first-time attendee to a national MLA meeting (of any category and length of membership)
  • After preliminary deadline date, if there are slots still open, all members in good standing may apply. First-timers to the Reduced Registration Program will be given priority; those with previous RRP experience will be placed on a waiting list, to be accepted in order of their time of application until all slots are filled.

Note: Student members, whose Registration cost is less than that for Reduced Registration volunteers, are exempted from the Reduced Registration Program,

How can I apply?

Registration for the Reduced Registration Program will begin on Monday, November 6 at noon, Eastern Standard Time. To register, call Rick McRae at Sibley Music Library at (585) 274-1370. The preliminary registration deadline for is Friday, December 8 at 5 PM EST. If slots are still available, the final deadline is Friday, December 15 at 5 PM EST.

When you call, Rick will take your name, telephone numbers (work and cell, if you have one) and e-mail address. The final step is sending in your completed MLA conference registration form with the Reduced Registration box checked, along with payment, preferably by December 15, 2017 (early registration deadline).


Please contact Rick McRae at Sibley Music Library at (585) 274-1370.