Monday, January 7, 2008


There are numerous literary prizes that get doled out yearly -- Pulitzer, Man Booker, Orange, etc. However, in the world of academic libraries there is -- Choice Outstanding Academic Titles. For those of you unfamiliar with Choice, this is a book review publication, which reviews only academic titles. At the beginning of each year, they publish a list of the best from the previous year. As an acquisition librarian, I use this tool quite a bit. In fact, I think the majority of academic librarians rely on Choice for much of their title selection. So, you will understand why we are so excited here in the G. A. Pfeiffer Library to discover that one of our own, Laura Stivers, Associate Professor of Philosophy, has had her book chosen as one of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2007! Justice in a Global Economy. Congratulations, Laura!

(edited to include link to faculty profile)


Andi said...

Wow, congratulations to Dr. Stivers! That's very exciting!

Yolanda said...

Glad to have found your book blog. I am giving away a book on my blog. I love to meet other readers.

Maggie said...

I use Choice, too. I found it to be a little untimely and this isn't necessarily bad. I do Booklist and Library Journal for quick picks then Choice for those books I initially turned down, but find I need. I think the academic aspect is why I change my mind.

Congrats to Stivers! That is an accomplishment!