Core Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

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Purpose: Identifies the forces of change in the development and management of collections as they affect the individual selector and the selector's ability to address and manage these changes. Presents forums and programs, designs guidelines, identifies resources, and collects and disseminates information.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Call for Reviewers -- Choice/ACRL core bibliography

  • 1.  Call for Reviewers -- Choice/ACRL core bibliography

    Posted 13 days ago

    Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, seeks experienced library subject selectors and faculty to serve as peer reviewers. Reviewers are tasked with assessing the subject collection comprehensively, providing recommendations for editorial improvement and constructive feedback on how well the core title selections support the college curriculum. We are currently seeking referees for:

    RCL History and Interdisciplinary Area Studies subjects, including: African American Studies • African History, Languages, and Literatures • American Studies • Ancient History • Asian American Studies • Asian History, Languages, and Literatures •  Criminal Justice •  Environmental Studies • European History • Film Studies • GLBT Studies • Gender Studies • Latin American History  • Latino Studies • Medieval Studies • Middle Eastern History, Languages, and Literatures • Native American Studies • Renaissance Studies • U.S. and Canadian History • Urban Studies • Victorian Studies • World and Comparative History

    RCL Career Resources* subjects, including: Allied Health • Building and Construction Trades • Business • Communication • Computer and Information Technology • Criminal Justice and Law • Education • Engineering and Technology • Graphic and Apparel Arts • Human Services • Sciences   (*Subject collections for two-year programs and community colleges)

    The RCL peer review is one-time professional service and a capacity-building exercise that strengthens collection development skills, informs local projects, and improves subject expertise. 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 (adoherty@ala-choice.org). Preference will be given to those who apply by June 1, 2021. We are committed to pursuing equity and inclusion and seek reviewers with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to the RCL work. See FAQs at: https://www.choice360.org/blog-post/resources-for-college-libraries-rcl-call-for-reviewers-2021/.



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    Anne Doherty
    RCL Project Editor
    Choice Magazine
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