This week, we’re celebrating University Press Week, which highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society.
The theme of 2016’s #UPWeek is COMMUNITY, and, for us, that means honoring the people we serve through our mission to publish academic books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields and to publish significant books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia.
From volunteerism, to mentorships, and staff members with not-so-hidden talents and passions, our friends at AAUP member presses around the world are servicing their communities in myriad amazing ways. Here are just a few examples:
WSUP highlights their new in-house designer as part of their “Shelf-Talkers” series.
Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow Niccole Leilanionapae’aina Coggins on community and food sovereignty.
UPM Project Editor Valerie Jones discusses her volunteer work for a Jackson spay/neuter clinic .
Production manager Terry Emmrich, who is also a fine art printmaker, discusses the Art & Craft of Print.
After nine years in manuscript editing at JHU Press, Debby Bors explains her passion for university press publishing.
Associate marketing manager Levi Stahl has built a community of crime fiction fans around the cult-classic mystery novels written by “Richard Stark.”
Editor Dianna Gilroy discusses the connections between her work at the press on the Human-Animal Bond series and her work in the local and global community raising awareness about the value of the human-animal bond and the need to help homeless animals.
Behind the scenes with Eric Henney, new editor of physical, earth, and computer science at Princeton University Press.
Former Triliteral sales rep, John Edlund shares his favorite books that he represented throughout his career with Harvard, Yale and MIT.