Committee Roster

Julie Warheit, Wayne State, Chair (julie DOT warheit AT wayne DOT edu)
Katharine Easterby, Liverpool
Jason Gosnell, Marine Corps
Mark Konecny, Cincinnati
Stacy Lavin, Duke      
Sara Pastel, Modern Language Association
Sandra Shaw, Toronto 
Sarah Weicksel, American Historical Association

Board Liaison
Alice Ennis, Illinois

Central Office Liaison
Kate Kolendo


General Objective: 

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist Association members in improving the activities of and promoting the public face of their journals programs.

Specific Charges to the Journals Committee:

  • Arrange a virtual Journals Assembly.
  • As requested by the Annual Meeting Program Committee, develop and implement journals-focused sessions, including Collaboration Labs (if the format is available) at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
  • Recommend to the Annual Meeting Program Committee several session topics that are relevant to both journal and book program staff.
  • As requested, support the work of the Task Force on Operating Statistics and the Open Access Committee.
  • As requested, provide input and support to the Open Access Task Force and/or the Operating Statistics Task Force as they work with the Central Office to restructure the Association’s survey activities.
  • Maintain a list of significant reports, articles, and blogs pertaining to scholarly journal publishing; announce additions to that list through regular postings to UP Commons.
  • Working with Association staff, task members of the community to create/share new journals-focused content for sharing and posting to the UP Commons.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in 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 Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the course of the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 4, 2021, and February 28, 2022; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 20, 2022. (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 at the end of the service year, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

आम्ही अशा जागतिक प्रकाशक समाजाच्या अत्यावश्यक भूमिकेची प्रगती करतो ज्यांच मुख्य कार्य शैक्षणिक श्रेष्ठतेची व ज्ञानाच्या जोपासण्याची हमी देणे आहे.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Marathi