MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), recently announced the launch of its Your Best Choice contest, a call for ideas on how Choice can provide new products and/or services for the academic library community. The winner will receive airfare, accommodations and registration to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
The goal of the contest is to solicit innovative and forward-thinking ideas for how Choice can contribute to information discovery, access, evaluation, retrieval and use by librarians, educators and students. In 1,000 words or less, submitted essays should address:
- the goal of the service;
- its intended audience;
- how it works/what it does;
- its benefit to the university community.
“At Choice, we are constantly striving to meet the changing needs of the academic library market we serve,” said Choice Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings. “We conceived of Your Best Choice as a fun and effective way to gather real ideas for how we can provide new offerings to meet those needs in the near future. We’re looking forward to receiving lots of intriguing submissions, and our panel of judges will no doubt have a tough time choosing a winner.”
Contest submissions will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2014 to Feb. 27, 2015, and a winner will be announced in early April 2015. For more information, complete contest rules and to enter, please visit the Your Best Choice contest page on the Choice website.
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 been for over 50 years the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education. Please visit www.choice360.org for more information.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org/, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.