Will you be at the ACRL conference in Cleveland this April?
We hope to see you at our Lunch & Learn!
American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ACRL
Friday, April 12, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join APA Publishing for an update on our resources for health
sciences research, patient education, and clinical practice. We’ll explore APA
databases through a variety of sample searches, including newly added thesaurus
terms, Tests & Measures, and using the individual account My PsycNET.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance.
If you can’t attend the session, please stop by Booth 404 for a demo and updates from Wednesday, April 10 – Friday, April 12.
Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend in late spring or summer?
If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. There’s still plenty of time to get your application package together!
This program has a rolling deadline, and the next one is March 31. Submit your application for a conference taking place from May to August 2019. This includes – but is not limited to – LOEX 2019, the Medical Library Association Conference 2019, ALA Annual 2019, the ACRL Immersion Program and Teacher Tracks, and the APA Annual Convention.
The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS. One cash award is distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs, and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.
recently released an update to the Thesaurus
of Psychological Index Terms. The Thesaurus provides precise and consistent
terminology for searching all APA research databases. We added 305 new “preferred”
Index Terms and approximately 70 new non-postable or “use” references*.
Each item in the APA databases – journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and more – is represented by a record that is indexed, or tagged, with Index Terms from the Thesaurus. The use of a controlled vocabulary allows someone searching a database to quickly find all items about a specific concept — such as Animal Behavior, Marginalized Groups, or Prescription Drug Misuse — no matter what terminology or keywords the authors used.
areas, technologies, and social issues as well as changing nomenclature, this
updated vocabulary will provide users with more targeted and efficient search
and discovery. Additionally, we added new terminology in the expanding areas of
psychological assessment, psychometrics, and research methods. You can view
more details on our web page, What’s New in the
2019 Update, including a link to the full
list of new and updated Index Terms (PDF, 135KB).
Join us this spring for
a Beyond Subject
Searching webinar –
designed for librarians and other expert users of PsycINFO. If you’re looking
to expand your search skills, or just need a PsycINFO refresher, we hope you’ll
This one-hour session
includes a behind the scenes look at the PsycINFO record structure and live
Learn how to use
PsycINFO for more than just locating articles, such as identifying the types of
research being done at a particular institution and finding journals in which
to publish new work.
We’ll also search for
information on grants and sponsorships, and on tests and measures and will
highlight our Record Structure and Field Guide — tools that can help you become
your library’s PsycINFO expert.
You can register with
GoTo Webinar for one of the following times.
- Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
11:00 AM EST
- Friday, Mar 22, 2019
10:00 AM EDT
- Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
Can’t join us at the times listed?
Sigrid Brudie, MLIS of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) received the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award in the fall of 2018. She used the award to defray the cost of attendance at the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association’s (PNC/MLA) annual conference in Spokane, Washington in October. As one of only a handful of medical librarians in Alaska, APA was pleased to help Sigrid pursue this especially valuable opportunity for professional development, networking, and serving the field of librarianship.
Patti Avellanet of the Customer Engagement team for APA’s Databases & Electronic Resources recently talked with Sigrid to get her impressions of the conference. The following transcript of their conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and context.