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