Library Relations Committee


Committee Roster

Kathryn Conrad, Arizona, Co-Chair (conrad AT uapress DOT arizona DOT edu)
Beth Fuget, Washington, Co-Chair (bfuget AT uw DOT edu)
Karen DeVinney, North Texas
Jeremy Grainger, Rutgers
Liz Hamilton, Northwestern
Geoffrey Little, Concordia
Katherine Purple, Purdue

Board Liaison
Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective:

  • Expand communications and collaborations between university presses and libraries, particularly academic libraries.

Specific Charges to the Library Relations Committee:

  • Support the Central Office in the execution of any joint projects or initiatives between the Association and the ARL, the LPC, and other library-related organizations.
  • Propose new projects designed to improve and increase library/press cooperation.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee in the development of any library-related programming for the 2018 Annual Meeting, including hosted breakfast table, individual sessions, a possible pre-meeting workshop, and new Collaboration Labs.
  • Represent the interests of the Association by proposing a session at the 2018 Library Publishing Forum to further build relationships with library publishers and educate on opportunities with university presses.
  • As appropriate, share library-related news and resources with AAUP colleagues via the listserv
  • Seek funding for AAUP-LPC cross-pollination grants.
  • Include in your May final report to the Board  suggestions for concurrent session topics to be referred to the Detroit 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

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

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