Apply by 7/31 – APA Librarian Conference Travel Award for Fall 2017 Conferences

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?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through July 31, 2017, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from September – December 2017. This includes – but is not limited to – the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the Charleston Library Conference, and Internet Librarian International.

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS. Three cash awards are 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.

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From the Deck of . . . the MLA ’17 Sunrise Seminar

Welcome to “From the Deck of . . .” an irregular series in which we highlight search demos and other information from the slide decks we create for our live training sessions. You can view and download these materials from our SlideShare account.

At the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting last month, we presented a Sunrise Seminar training session. The session included a review of the fields and features added to PsycINFO® in August 2016, and incorporated an explanation of how and why you might use the Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH terms, that have been added to PsycINFO. This demo was originally developed for our presentation earlier this year at the Association for College & Research Libraries Conference, and was recapped in a blog post in early April.

We also demonstrated how how a student would use the APA Style CENTRAL® Writing Center to write a paper. The slides from the session include plenty of screenshots, but you can see the process in action by viewing the recording of our webinar, Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL. The entire session is under 30 minutes, but you can skip straight to the demo using this link.

Screenshot of the APA Style CENTRAL Writing Center with a paper in progress

You can review the slides from our MLA 2017 Sunrise Seminar on our SlideShare account. In addition to the sections described here, you’ll also find some sample search scenarios for PsycTESTS®.

APA Training Events at ALA Annual

2017 ALA Annual Logo The American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, from June 22-27, 2017. APA will be exhibiting at booth 4425. We will be offering a Lunch & Learn on APA Style CENTRAL® and the APA Databases on Monday, June 26.

We are also holding an informal user group meeting for those that have adopted APA Style CENTRAL on their campus. Those with subscriptions or trials are welcome to attend. Please contact for more information.

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Annual
Monday, June 26, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT


Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources.

This year’s session will include an overview of using APA Style CENTRAL® to help students and faculty produce papers and manuscripts in APA Style®. Live search demos of APA Databases will review updates to PsycTHERAPY®, and we will take a closer look at the abstract field in PsycINFO®.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Exhibits Update: Association for Psychological Science

The 29th APS Annual Convention will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, MA from Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The American Psychological Association will be participating in the Exhibits Hall at booth 314 during the following times:

  • Thursday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL, an exciting new institutional electronic resource for APA Style® that launched this summer, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.

APA Sunrise Seminar at MLA 2017

Medical Library Association 2017 Conference LogoDo you dream of putting even more power at your researchers’ fingertips when they’re searching PsycINFO®? Or for your students to focus less on paper formatting and more on their writing? Then dare to join APA for our Sunrise Seminar. You’ll be able to do it all!

American Psychological Association Sunrise Seminar
Monday, May 29, 2017
7:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Washington State Convention Center Room 604
Breakfast will be provided – please RSVP so there’s enough to go around.

We’ll begin with a thorough review of several new fields that were recently added to PsycINFO. Of particular interest to health sciences researchers are the inclusion of MeSH terms, Data Sets, NLM Journal Title Abbreviations, new limiters, and more.

Next, we’ll explore APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style®. After a quick overview, we’ll look at the tools and services in APA Style CENTRAL from faculty, student, and academic support perspectives, suggesting possible opportunities for partnership and collaboration across campus.

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP and let us know you’re attending. Can’t attend? Drop by Booth #622 for information and updates.