For immediate release | May 13, 2014

Rachel Hendrick named Choice operations manager

Middletown, Conn.Rachel Hendrick has been named operations manager of 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 publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

Rachel Hendrick brings an academic background in librarianship and over 10 years magazine publishing experience to the operations manager position at Choice. She began her career at Life Magazine, first as a photo researcher working with Time Inc.'s picture collection and later in editorial production. Since then, she has worked at various national and international publishing houses including Reader’s Digest and Conde Nast. Most recently, she project managed the final production of Sotheby's digital iPad catalog.

In addition to her professional knowledge of publishing, she offers an expertise in librarianship. In 2007, Hendrick was awarded a master's degree in library and information science with a concentration in rare books from Long Island University. In her academic career, she cataloged, curated and helped stage an exhibition of a rare books collection for a private client. She also holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Pratt institute with a concentration in art history.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rachel Hendrick to Choice as operations manager,” said Choice Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings. “While it is true that she has big shoes to fill, Rachel brings with her a unique blend of experience in publishing, librarianship, and academia, one that will certainly be to the benefit of Choice, now and in the future.”

Hendrick steps into the role vacated by Tom Radko, who was promoted to editorial director of Choice earlier this year after serving as operations manager for five years, and will report to Cummings.



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

About ACRL

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, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


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