Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee


Committee Roster

Marianne Jankowski, Northwestern, Chair (ma HYPHEN jankowski AT northwestern DOT edu)
Karen Copp, Iowa
Lisa Hamm, Columbia
Rachel Ross, Wayne State
Alan Brownoff, Alberta
Joel W. Coggins, Pittsburgh

Board Liaison
John Donatich, Yale

Central Office Liaison
Kim Miller


General Objective:

  • Coordinate 2017–18 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.

Specific harges to the Book, Jacket, & Journal Show Committee:

  • Select judges for each segment of the show (specifically to include representation from the scholarly books and book interiors segments) by October 2017.
  • Solicit donations of paper, composition, and printing for: (a) call for entries; (b) show catalogue; and, (c) award certificates.
  • Design and produce: (a) call for entries by November 2017; show catalog by May 2018; and, (c) award certificates by July 2018.
  • Work to develop an electronic catalogue; explore other opportunities to digitize the awards process.
  • Continue to implement awards recognizing excellence in digital publishing activities.
  • Recommend and establish awards that responsibly diversify the recipient pool; for example, an award targeting first-time entrants, awards that encourage entries from small presses, and/or, awards that specifically target under-represented AAUP constituencies (e.g., an award for two-color cover design, an award for case-bound cover design).
  • Coordinate a mid-January judging with the Central Office.
  • Coordinate the Book, Jacket, and Journal session at the 2018 Annual Meeting, thinking creatively about new ways in which this session might be structured.
  • Explore opportunities to expand visibility of the show and catalogue, asn an outreach and public relations vehicle to both the Association community and the broader public.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community.
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Support the efforts of the Central Office staff to identify opportunities to leverage UP Commons (targeted launch: Fall 2017) to facilitate collaboration and communication among the members of your committee and the broader community it represents.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 12, 2017, Thursday, March 1, 2018, and Thursday, May 24, 2018. Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

View the Selected Entries of past AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Shows

Reports to the Board
Previous to the 2010-2011 term, the Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee operated under the name "Design and Production Committee." The committee was renamed to refelect their primary role in organizing the annual design show and catalog, and a new Design and Production Committee was formed with a separate charge.

2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report

2011–2012 Final Report
2010–2011 Final Report
2009–2010 Final Report
2008–2009 Final Report
2007–2008 Final Report
2006–2007 Final Report
2005–2006 Final Report