Choice launches Authority File podcast

For Immediate Release
Wed, 08/02/2017


Laura Mullen

Marketing Manager


MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice launched The Authority File, a new sponsored podcast featuring conversations about academic libraries and librarianship, on Monday, July 31. The Authority File will feature weekly episodes in formats to include author/editor conversations about new books and products, thought-leadership interviews and discussions, and technology and product case studies. Hosted by Choice Editorial Director Bill Mickey, The Authority File is part of the suite of new content marketing options Choice offers to sponsors and advertisers through Choice Custom Studios.

The first four Authority File episodes center on an hour-long conversation with Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan, editors of "The First-Year Experience Cookbook" (ACRL 2017). The discussion ranges widely, covering each of the speaker’s careers and the general state of first-year experience librarianship.

“Choice has long been well known for quality reviews and bibliographic essays. We’re now pleased to provide engaging content for the academic library community in a new and accessible format,” says Choice editor and publisher Mark Cummings. “The Authority File will be the perfect accompaniment to our popular ACRL-Choice webinar series.”

The Authority File is now available in the librarianship section of Choice’s website and directly via iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. It will also be accessible through the free ACRL-Choice app, available at the App store and Google Play.

To discuss becoming an Authority File sponsor, please contact Pam Marino at


Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1964, Choice has for over 50 years been the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education. Please visit Choice at for more information.