Call for Nominations for APA's 6th Annual Excellence in Librarianship Award

Nominations are now open for APA's 6th annual Excellence in Librarianship Award, to be presented at the EBSS Forum at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim in June 2012.

APA's Excellence in Librarianship Award was created to recognize an outstanding contribution to psychology and behavioral sciences librarianship. The award includes a $2,500 check and an inscribed plaque, which will be presented at the EBSS Forum at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim in June 2012.

Who Is Eligible?

This award is open to both librarians and allied professionals who have demonstrated significant achievement in librarianship in the social and behavioral sciences.

Examples of achievement may include one or more of the following:

  • instruction
  • project development
  • publications
  • research
  • service

APA employees are not eligible.

Who Can Nominate?

Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominations will be accepted from library users, students, faculty, library colleagues, or others with knowledge of the nominee's achievement.

Nomination Procedure and Timeline

Please submit the following electronically by April 16, 2012:

  • 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

Submissions are being accepted via email to APA Excellence in Librarianship Award.

Applications will be kept in the award pool for three years. Applications may be updated each year, as long as they are received by the award deadline.

Selecting the Recipient

The recipient will be selected by a committee of peers and be notified in May 2012.

Please direct questions to APA Excellence in Librarianship Award.