Call for Reviewers — RCL Seeking Subject Specialists

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. We are currently seeking referees for the following RCL History and Interdisciplinary Studies and RCL Career Resources subjects.

RCL History and Interdisciplinary Area Studies:
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 • LGBTQ Studies • Gender Studies • Latin American History  • Latino Studies • Medieval Studies • Middle Eastern History, Languages, and Literatures • Native American Studies • Renaissance Studies • United States and Canadian History • Urban Studies • Victorian Studies • World and Comparative History

RCL Career Resources (Supporting two-year programs and community colleges):
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  

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. For more information, see FAQs on the Choice 360 website.

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 RCL Project Editor Anne Doherty at adoherty@ala.org. Preference will be given to those who apply by 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 on the Choice 360 website.