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Call for Reviewers - Choice/ACRL core title lists

  • 1.  Call for Reviewers - Choice/ACRL core title lists

    Posted Apr 23, 2024 10:45 AM



    Are you looking for an "invaluable" and "thoroughly rewarding" professional development project? Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, seeks experienced library subject selectors  to serve as peer reviewers. We are currently seeking referees for the RCL History and Interdisciplinary Area subjects, including:


    African History, Languages, and Literatures • Asian History, Languages, and Literatures •  Middle Eastern History, Languages, and Literatures • World and Comparative History


    Reviewers are tasked with assessing the subject collection comprehensively, providing feedback and recommendations for editorial improvement. Peer reviewers evaluate how well the core title lists support the college curriculum, including collection assessment considerations centered on diverse publications, emerging scholarship, and historically underrepresented voices or perspectives. The RCL peer review is a one-time professional service opportunity that can strengthen collection development skills, inform local projects, and build subject expertise. See the full subject list and FAQs at:


    To Apply: Submit a current CV and a brief description of your qualifications, particularly developing or evaluating core collections and/or teaching in the subject area to Anne Doherty, RCL Project Editor ( Preference will be given to those who apply no later than May 24, 2024. The RCL editorial board is committed to pursuing equity and inclusion and seeks reviewers with diverse racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and disability experiences. Learn more about RCL at: 


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