Choice’s ‘The Authority File’ Podcast Wins 2023 Publisher Podcast Award

Middletown, CT (May 5, 2023)— Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), has received a Publisher Podcast Award in the Best B2B podcast category for its flagship podcast, The Authority File.

The Authority File provides insight on the academic library market through conversations with representatives of some of the biggest and most innovative companies influencing it, as well as authors of insightful books, librarians who are transforming their field, and academics whose research is laying the groundwork for the future. The podcast is a part of Choice’s media offerings tailored to the needs of academic libraries and faculty.

The Publisher Podcast Awards are administered by Media Voices, who take a weekly look at all the news and views from across the media world, featuring leading figures from media and publishing businesses. More than 200 entries from a myriad of publishing organizations competed for the awards. Other award winners included the Financial Times, The Telegraph, BBC, Vox Media, and The New Statesman and were also honored at the awards gala held in London on April 26.

“We’re honored and thrilled to win this award. Our thanks go out to the Media Voices team and the judges. It’s incredibly exciting for a niche podcast that serves the higher education market to be recognized among such amazing brands. We have a stellar team at Choice who tirelessly produce, edit, schedule, promote, and secure sponsorships for every episode we run. This is a well-deserved win for them and for our faithful listeners.”

About the Authority File podcast:

Choice’s weekly podcast features in-depth conversations about contemporary trends, best practices and case studies important to the academic library community. The show, which recently celebrated its 300th episode, is hosted by Choice’s Editorial Director, Bill Mickey, and spotlights authors, publishers, librarians, researchers and other higher education luminaries.

Learn more and listen to the latest episodes of The Authority File podcast, as well as Choice’s Toward Inclusive Excellence podcast. You can find them wherever you listen to podcasts.

About Choice:

As a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Choice supports the work and professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons. Through it’s over fifty-year history, it has established itself as an authoritative source for the evaluation of scholarly resources and as the publisher of trusted research in areas of interest to a changing academic library community.

Today, Choice works to bring librarians, scholars, publishers, and the reading public together, facilitating a shared concern for the discovery, management, and preservation of scholarly information. Please visit Choice at for more information.

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