We are pleased to announce that Stacey A. Smith, Public Services Librarian at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, is the latest recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. Stacey will use the funds to defray the cost of attendance at the Library Assessment Conference later this fall.
Stacey has been at The Chicago School for about a year and a half, and one of her main projects has been assessing the effectiveness of the school’s growing instruction program. She and her colleagues are trying to build a case for introducing a more systematic program of instruction that is, ideally, embedded into the curriculum. Stacey is hoping to make connections at the conference, and return with new ideas and knowledge to inform their assessment initiative.
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 November 30, 2016, APA Librarian Conference Travel Award is accepting applications for conferences taking place from January to April 2017. Please see the website for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials.
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 fall?
If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through November 30, 2016, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from January to April 2017.
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.
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH, from August 13-19, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall at booth F118. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style® that launched in July, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.
- Sunday, August 14: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Exhibition & Opening Party)
- Monday, August 15: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.)
- Tuesday, August 16: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.)
- Wednesday, August 17: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.)
The American Psychological Association Annual Convention will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, from August 4-7, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association’s Databases and Electronic Resources group in the exhibit hall, at booth 438. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style®, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.
Throughout the conference, stop by for a demo of APA Style CENTRAL. You’ll receive a voucher for a free t-shirt, and will be eligible to enter a raffle to win an executive duffle or backpack. We also hope you’ll join us for a reception to celebrate the launch of APA Style CENTRAL. The reception will be held in booth 438 on Friday, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, August 4: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Unopposed exhibits-only hour: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
- Friday, August 5: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Unopposed exhibits-only hour: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
- Saturday, August 6: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Coffee with the Exhibitors: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
- Sunday, August 7: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This post has been edited to correct the date of the APA Style CENTRAL reception.
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We recently presented our Lunch & Learn training session at the American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition. One of the items we covered in this session was a review of working with cited references in PsycINFO® on all of the major vendor platforms: APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest.
Being able to successfully navigate cited references data allows you to identify where a particular piece of research fits into the larger research continuum. You can see what led to that research, and how it influenced the research that followed. It’s also a great way to help a student who’s brainstorming dissertation topics, or a researcher looking for a new area to explore. Continue reading