APA Library Advisory Council Meets in DC
The APA Library Advisory Council met at APA headquarters in Washington, DC on Friday, April 22, 2011.
(Members of the APA Library Advisory Council meet at APA headquarters. Standing l to r: Scott Hines, Palo Alto University; Dorothy Persson, University of Iowa; Kate Corby, Michigan State University East Lansing; Gene Damon, Virginia Community College System; Laura Bowering Mullen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Bruce Stoffel, Illinois State University. Seated l to r: Diana Ramirez, Texas A&M University; Rebecca Albitz, Pennsylvania State University; Monica Metz-Wiseman, University of South Florida Libraries; and Kay A. Buchanan, University of Virginia.)
The Library Advisory Council (profiled in the July 2010 PsycINFO News) provides APA with insights on the use of technologies. It helps APA stay current with what is happening in libraries, especially in today's rapidly growing interdisciplinary research community. It is a key outreach APA pursues to stay in touch with the ever-changing library environment that helps APA gain insights into the library workflow and decision-making process. The council also provides invaluable input regarding enhancements to APA electronic resources.
The lively discussion at the meeting touched on current topics including discovery services, demand-driven acquisition, and adapting to patron use of mobile devices.