June 26, 2010

APA Announces Recipient of 2010 Excellence in Librarianship Award

Brian Quinn, MLIS, of Texas Tech University recognized for his outstanding contribution to the library field

WASHINGTON – At the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) announced that Mr. Brian Quinn, MLIS, is the recipient of APA’s 2010 Excellence in Librarianship Award for his leadership and lifetime of service to the library field.

For over 15 years, Mr. Quinn has been a leader within his library, campus, local community, and within the library community. Currently, he serves as the Coordinator of Collection Development and Social Sciences Librarian at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, where his colleagues recognize him as a self-motivated “servant-scholar” who takes a proactive approach to professional library services. In addition, Mr. Quinn possesses an excellent scholarship record. With nearly 40 publications to his credit, he seeks to apply the principles of psychology to librarianship. Brian Quinn is recognized by his peers as a brilliant scholar and serves the library community with unwavering fervor. APA is pleased to present him with this year’s award.

The American Psychological Association’s Excellence in Librarianship Award was created to recognize significant contributions or research within psychology and social sciences librarianship. The award, which consists of $2,500 and a commemorating plaque, was presented to Brian Quinn on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the EBSS Research Forum, during the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 152,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.