Resources for College Libraries Invites Applicants for Subject Editor Openings

Are you passionate about academic collections? Do you want to apply your bibliographic selection skills to a peer-reviewed publication? Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for four-year undergraduate libraries, is seeking subject editors for the following disciplines:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Language and Literature
  • General Science
  • Latin American History
  • Mathematics
  • Native American Studies
  • Other Literatures in English

Resources for College Libraries: Career Resources, the bibliography of essential titles for two-year community college libraries, is seeking subject editors for the following disciplines:

  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Engineering and Technology

RCL subject editors are responsible for the ongoing development of the disciplinary collection, with duties including:

  • Selecting new title additions, including select web resources
  • Updating, reviewing, and weeding current selections
  • Maintaining and refining the subject taxonomy and scope note
  • Responding to recommendations from peer reviewers
  • Integrating advancements in disciplinary research, teaching, and scholarship

Successful subject editors balance extensive subject expertise, judicious bibliographic skills, and understanding of the undergraduate curriculum to develop the core bibliography of current and canonical works for academic libraries. This is a multi-year commitment that involves approximately 30 hours/year, together with flexible deadlines and remote workflows. This is a professional service opportunity; subject editors also receive an honorarium for annual service. The RCL Editorial Board is committed to pursuing equity and inclusion and seeks editorial participants with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, along with a brief description of subject liaison and/or collection development experience in the discipline, to RCL Project Editor Anne Doherty at To learn more about Resources for College Libraries, a co-publication of Choice/ACRL and ProQuest, visit: