Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

More than 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on the reviews in Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.

Current Issue

Wilfred J. Airey Library, Norco College, Norco, CA

October 2014

About the Cover: Wilfred J. Airey Library, Norco College, Norco, CA. Damon Nance, dean of technology and learning resources. Miguel Castro, photographer.

Editorial: The Customer Is King. Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings introduces a new Choice column, "Guest of Choice," which will explore issues of importance to the Choice audience.

Coffee's for Closers: Spilling the Beans about Library Customer Acquisition, by Mark Sandler. This first installment in Choice's new "Guest of Choice" column proposes a customer-centric model for acquiring and retaining academic library patrons.

Business Smarts for the Creative Arts, by Caley Cannon. The rise of the creative industries is leading to the need to incorporate business and professional skills and resources into the college curriculum to better equip students for careers in arts-focused fields. Many colleges are responding by integrating topics such as law, finance, networking, and marketing into the arts curriculum to prepare students for success in the business of art and design. This bibliographic essay reviews some fifty books, journals, and websites that address business aspects of the creative industries and that support both students and practicing professionals in the development of their art and design careers. These works offer a representative sampling of the many and varied resources that support these industries.

New & Forthcoming Political Science & Economics Publications, 2014–2015. This feature highlights forthcoming titles scheduled for publication from the late summer of 2014 through 2015. Each of the titles on the list was suggested by the publisher and then selected by Choice for its relevance to undergraduate curricula.


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