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 this spring/summer?
The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS degree. 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.
Join us this spring for a Beyond Subject Searching webinar – designed for librarians and other expert users of APA PsycInfo. Whether you’re looking to expand your search skills or just need a refresher, we hope you’ll join us!
This 45-minute session includes a behind the scenes look at the APA PsycInfo record structure and live search demos.
Learn how to use APA 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, on tests and measures, and we’ll highlight our Record Structure and Field Guide — tools that can help you become your library’s APA PsycInfo expert.
The award selection committee noted that Ms. Linares’ application demonstrated a clear commitment to critical pedagogy, especially in her approaches to teaching information literacy concepts to students in the behavioral sciences. It also noted her efforts to glean insights that facilitate revising the library instruction program’s learning outcomes; challenging deficit-based approaches to the assessment of learning in library instruction; and starting justice-oriented conversations in the library and on campus.
Thank you to all who took time to apply – librarians working in a wide variety of institutions and positions. The applicant pool is always strong, and the committee encourages previous applicants to apply again when they are next in need of conference funding.
The next award cycle is currently underway! Is there a conference happening sometime between May and August 2020 you’d like to attend for professional development as an academic or health sciences librarian? Please visit our website for details on eligibility, required application materials, and rolling deadlines. Current deadline: March 31, 2020.