MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — Pamela Sandstrom has been named reference editor for Choice. 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. The reference editor ensures high-quality review coverage of the most important and relevant print and electronic publications, including Internet Resources and databases, both free and fee-based, for academic and scholarly library collections.
Trained as an academic librarian and information social scientist, Pamela has blended librarianship and cross-cultural research in her career and has made original contributions to the research specialty of information foraging theory. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from Indiana University. As she put it, “My passion is helping people articulate strategies that help them realize their information goals. I have experience in formulating problems for investigation, analyzing information-seeking behavior, evaluating key sociocultural and technical factors, and identifying barriers to information access.”
Sandstrom steps into the role vacated by Carolyn Wilcox, who retired in December 2014 after over a decade of service. She will report to Tom Radko, editorial director of Choice.
“Pamela is no stranger to Choice, as she's been one of our reference reviewers since 1999,” Radko said. “In addition, she stepped in for a six-month appointment in 2013 when our humanities editor went on sabbatical. I first heard about Pamela in 1986 while serving as the acquisitions editor for the University of Oklahoma Press; this was about the time the press published her and Alan R. Sandstrom's book, 'Traditional Papermaking and Paper Cult Figures of Mexico'--which is still in print. Pamela's credentials are impressive, and she's the ideal candidate to oversee this important area of our program.”
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.