Washington, DC - The American Psychological Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 APA Excellence in Librarianship Award, to be presented at the Educational & Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Research Forum at the June 2014 American Library Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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 18, 2014. All materials should be submitted electronically via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last year, the award was presented to Stuart Moss, MLS. He is currently the library director at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI), and has served as a leader within professional organizations, published, and developed a Family Resource Center for families in the surrounding community affected by mental illness and brain diseases. 

To learn more about the 2014 APA Excellence in Librarianship Award, please visit the webpage.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes more than 134,000 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.