February 1, 2013

American Psychological Association Seeks Applicants for the APA Excellence in Librarianship Award

APA is seeking nominations for the 2013 APA Excellence in Librarianship Award

WASHINGTON—The American Psychological Association is seeking nominations for the 2013 APA Excellence in Librarianship Award, to be presented at the Educational & Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Research Forum at the June 2013 American Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. This award recognizes an outstanding contribution to psychology and behavioral sciences librarianship within the past five years, and consists of a $2,500 check and an inscribed plaque.

The APA Excellence in Librarianship Award is open to both librarians and allied professionals with at least five years of professional experience. It recognizes a contribution to psychology and behavioral sciences librarianship including instructions, project development, publications, research or service.

Examples include:

  • Development and implementation of new curricula or instructional programs.
  • Innovative teaching methods.
  • Outstanding research contributions.
  • Demonstrated service in an organization that supports research.
  • Development of a collection, access tool, or innovative reference.
  • Publications such as books, journal articles, websites or multimedia products.

Nominations are now being accepted, and should include the following:

  • Nomination statement (describe the contribution and its significance within and outside of the institution); a current curriculum vitae; and optional supporting documentation may be included with nomination (digital copies or URLs leading to online documentation).
  • Letters of support (no more than three; at least one letter from a direct beneficiary of the services provided by the nominee is strongly encouraged).
  • Contact information for the nominee.

The application deadline is April 19, 2013. All materials should be submitted electronically.

Last year, the award was presented to Alice Brand Bartlett, MLS, PhD. Bartlett’s original research on the need for adequate indexing in psychoanalytic research and her experience in collection development and online searching made her vital to shaping Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP), and she has been a major advocate ever since. While working on the advancement of PEP, she added both a master’s and a doctorate in psychology to her credentials. She also served as psychoanalyst and faculty member at several institutions.

Learn more about the 2013 APA Excellence in Librarianship Award.

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 137,000 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 the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.