Like most academic libraries, the librarians at Sul Ross rely on the expertise and recommendations of our faculty to ensure that our library collections are current, dynamic, and relevant. Thanks to innovation from Collection Development and Serials Librarian Elizabeth Davis, faculty participation in collection development is about to get a whole lot easier (and greener!) here at the library.
So, if you remember sorting through a fat stack of Choice Cards left in your office mailbox in the past few years, you can now skip the cards and go directly to www.choicereviews.org or the library’s Databases A-Z. Less paper used, less time spent sorting and routing cards, and more opportunities for you to explore subject areas outside of your department designation: it’s a win-win-win.
For now, you can play around with the search and browse features to access reviewed academic titles in your area(s) of interest anytime or anywhere, with reviews dating back to 1988. From the Alpine campus, create your own account (or ask a librarian to help you!) so that you may do things like:
- Create and organize personal lists
- Share relevant titles with your students and colleagues
- Save searches with filtering options such as academic level or lists curated by editors
For any titles that you would like the library to buy (whether you find them on Choice Reviews Online or elsewhere), send the information directly to the Collection Development and Serials Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.