Call for peer reviewers and book reviewers
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2022-03-04

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience is seeking library and UX experts to serve as peer reviewers and book reviewers. See more information about Weave, including our editorial philosophy.


Applications are ongoing, but we will give priority consideration to applications received by April 4, 2022. Please review specific application requirements below:

Peer Reviewer Pool

Peer reviewers should have strong writing skills and knowledge of and/or interest in user experience work within libraries. We prefer experience with peer review (either as an author who has published peer-reviewed work or as a peer reviewer for a journal), but it is not an absolute requirement. This is a two-year commitment starting in May 2022 with possible opportunity for renewal.

To apply, send a current vita/resume and one to three writing samples (preferably at least one a peer-reviewed, published piece) in PDF, Word, or as a web link to:


Berika Williams

Assistant Scholarly Submissions Editor


With the subject line:  Weave Peer Reviewer Application


At their discretion, applicants may also include supplemental materials that demonstrate knowledge of UX techniques and research, such as usability test scripts, journey maps, ethnographic observation notes, portfolios of web work, etc. Attach these in PDF or Word format or link to them in the email.


Direct questions about the application process or about Weave’s peer review process in general to the address above. You can also read more about our Editorial Philosophy and our Ethical Publishing Guidelines on our website.

Book Reviewer Pool

Are you interested in writing a book review for Weave?

We are looking to establish a pool of potential reviewers for new books about user experience in libraries. Book reviewers should have strong writing skills and knowledge of and/or interest in user experience work within libraries.

If you choose to accept a review assignment, Weave will provide you with a print and/or PDF review copy of the book. We ask for reviews of 600–700 words.

We encourage unique and creative approaches to format in our Dialog Box section, which will include the book reviews. Here are some possible suggestions for what to include in a review:

- Who is the intended audience and type of library?

- Quality and value of the material for its intended audience

- Comment on the author's affiliation, subject knowledge, previous publication(s), writing style, and approach or point of view

- How does this book contribute to the conversation?

- Critical comparison with similar works

- Areas for future exploration on this subject

If you would like to be contacted regarding book review opportunities, email a current vita/resume with subject line “Weave Book Reviewer Pool” to

Jean Thrift
Dialog Box Editor

Contact Jean with any questions!