Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Call for Reviewers: Reader's Roundup Monographic Musings & Reference Reviews in Against the Grain (ATG) at the Charleston Hub @chsconf

We are seeking additional librarians and other information professionals who would like to review new books for the Reader's Round-up: Monographic Musings & Reference Reviews in Against the Grain (ATG) at the Charleston Hub (


General Guidelines

  • Monographic Musings - We are reviewing books that cover a wide range of topics in librarianship and information management.  While many will be focused on collections and collection management, the titles reviewed may reflect the wide range of topics covered at the Charleston Conference.  

  • Reference Reviews - We are also reviewing a wide range of reference works that might be purchased for library collections.  To review these titles, please choose works that match your general understanding of available library reference works or subject knowledge.  

  • Reviews do not have a hard and fast rule in regards to a word count.  Keeping it between 500 and 750 is a good goal to follow.  If a review is shorter or longer, we can figure that out.

  • Structure should be setup similar to the sample review.

    • Bibliographic Information

    • Reviewed by note (name, title, institution and email)

    • Review elements

      • Basic introduction to the topic

      • Author's background

      • A few examples (good or bad) of the work

      • Overall statement of value

      • Review Rating


For more information, including reviewer guidelines, past columns, list of available books, and publisher information, please visit my page for this section:


If you would like to review books - please fill out this form:


Here is the current list of books that are available:


If you have any questions, please contact Corey Seeman (section editor) at