Exhibits Update: Special Libraries Association

Special Libraries Association 2016 annual conference logoThe Special Libraries Association Annual Conference will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, from June 12-14, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall, at booth 217. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL™, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style® that’s launching this summer, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.

Exhibit hours:

  • Sunday, June 12: 11:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (No conflicts: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, June 13: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (No conflicts: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 14: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (No conflicts: noon – 2:00 p.m.)

Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty June 15-17

Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on June 15, 16, and 17 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. (EDT). The sessions may be taken separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, and offer them on consecutive days:

We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform used will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our website.

These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had a previous training session. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!

Lunch & Learn (and more!) at ALA Annual

The American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from June 23-28, 2016. APA will be exhibiting at booth 1743, and Training Specialists are offering two sessions: An Introduction to APA Style CENTRAL™ on Sunday, and our usual APA Lunch & Learn on Monday. Continue reading

Introducing Dawn Harper

The APA Databases & Electronic Resources Customer Relations team is growing! Dawn Harper, MSLIS, joined the team in April 2016 as the APA Style Documentation and Training Specialist.

Prior to joining APA, she was a Distance and Instruction Librarian at Nova Southeastern University, where she managed online workshops and e-learning for the library. In addition, she worked with the Colleges of Business, Education, and Psychology to provide instruction in information literacy and research using subject-specific resources. In previous positions, Dawn worked with copyright and scholarly communications at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and provided reference and instructional services at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.

She has an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a BA in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University.

Dawn’s role at APA will focus mainly on training for APA Style CENTRAL™, and she will join the other training specialists in providing webinars, print and online training materials, and conducting in-person training sessions. Her experience working with students, faculty, staff, and librarians and APA Style® will ensure training materials are as useful and relevant as possible.

APA Announces Next Recipient of the Librarian Conference Travel Award

We are pleased to announce that Callie Wiygul Branstiter, Social Work Librarian at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA, is the latest recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. Callie will use the funds to defray the cost of attendance at the American Library Association Annual Conference this June.

Callie has been at USC for just over a year, where she has collaborated with faculty and students in a variety of courses, from undergraduate general education seminars to graduate research methods courses. She regularly designs, assesses, and modifies instructional programs and tutorials, and resources for social work graduate students. Her accomplishments include working with the curriculum chair of a new foundation-year course to develop student learning outcomes and course-integrated tutorials, and implementing both formative and formal needs assessments to cultivate effective library interventions for these students. She will present her research on conducting effective needs assessments for social work graduate students in on-campus and distance programs at the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee Poster Forum during the American Library Association Annual Conference.

The committee would like to thank all those who took time to apply – we were inundated with applications from librarians in a wide variety of institutions and positions.

Now through July 31, 2016, APA Librarian Conference Travel Award is accepting applications for conferences taking place from September to December 2016. Please see the website for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials.