MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — Cynthia Crooker has been named science and technology editor for Choice, effective immediately. The premier source of reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education, Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.
Crooker is an experienced editor with a master’s degree in English (University of Delaware); she also completed her coursework for a PhD in English at Brown University and holds a second master’s degree in library science from Simmons College. A librarian at Yale University for 23 years, she spent 15 of those years at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, where she handled collection development and served on the committee which chose digital resources for the library. More recently, Crooker worked with STM publishers on ebook discovery issues for the medical vendor, Doody Enterprises. She first worked at Choice on various ebook projects from 2011-2014 as a contract worker.
"I'm thrilled to be back working at Choice. This position combines all of my favorite interests: serving academic libraries and their users, matching books and people (in this case, reviewers), and editing. It's the ideal job," she said.
She steps into the role vacated by Georgia Scura, who retired on April 16. Crooker will report to Tom Radko, editorial director of Choice.
“Cynthia has worked with Choice as a freelancer for several years, during which time she was known for her attention to detail and stellar work ethic. We couldn’t be happier that she is now joining us as a full-time employee bringing to our publishing unit her considerable background as editor, medical librarian, and educator,” said Tom Radko. “As Choice’s new science and technology editor, Cynthia is a fine addition to our editorial team.”
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 www.choice360.org for more information.