Editorial, Design, & Production Committee


Committee Roster

Jillian Downey, Michigan, Co-chair
Kristin Harpster Lawrence, Wayne State, Co-chair
Angela Anderson, Marine Corps
Taylor Dietrich, Cambridge
Kelly Finefrock-Creed, Alabama
Mary Lui, Toronto
Amanda Krause, Arizona
Dariel Mayer, Vanderbilt
David Rosenbaum, Missouri

Board Liaison
Jean Kim, Stanford

Central Office Liaison
Angelica DeVoe


General Objective:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist Association members in improving the operations of the editorial, design, and production departments of their presses.

Specific Charges to Editorial, Design, & Production:

  • Working with the Central Office, plan a half- or full-day pre-meeting workshop for the 2019 Annual Meeting, with a program designed to assist attendees in improving the operations of the editorial, design, and production departments of their presses.
  • Continue to help educate the AUPresses membership about the impact of digital workflow on editorial, design, and production departments.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement any editorial, design, and production-related sessions for the 2019 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Include in your May final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the Detroit 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
  • Review, and as necessary revise, the Best Practices for Digital Workflow.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity with the Central Office
  • 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.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, February, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019; Final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 17, 2019. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports

Prior to 2017, the Committee was named "Design & Production."

2017-2018 Final Report
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