Open Access Committee


Brigitte Shull, Cambridge, Co-Chair (bshull AT cambridge DOT org)
Kelley Squazzo, Johns Hopkins, Co-Chair (ksquazzo DOT muse AT
Angela Anderson, Marine Corps
Beth Fuget, Washington
Megan Hall, Athabasca
Justin Race, Purdue
Andy Redman, Oxford
Bonnie Robinson, North Georgia
Tony Sanfilippo, Ohio State
Dhara Snowden, UCL
Elizabeth Swayze, MIT

Board Liaison
Alexandria Leonard, Princeton

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objectives:

  • Support the Association’s members as they respond to changes in the publishing environment as a result of Open Access (OA) publishing by developing and managing a resource center,  strengthening external partnerships, and identifying viable options for ensuring the transition to open is equitable. 

Specific Charges to the Open Access Committee:

  1. Devise an implementation plan for the open access resource center on UP Commons, and work in concert with other Association committees to bring an open research lens to the scope of each committee.
  2. Identify potential actions from AUPresses to help ensure that the transition to open is equitable, working with external partnerships as relevant. 
  3. Communicate about values-based open access publishing to members, specifically highlighting the importance of bibliodiversity, scholar-led publishing, equity in accessing models, and the strength of university presses in the ever-evolving open access publishing ecosystem.

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 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 27, 2022, and March 20, 2023; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 25, 2023. (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.


— AUPresses Mission Statement in Chinese (Traditional)