University Press Week


Task Force Roster

Carrie Adams, Chicago, Chair (coa AT uchicago DOT edu)
Douglas Hildebrand, Alberta
Catherine Hobbs, Columbia
Mary Beth Jarrad, NYU
Jane Kelly, Toronto
Gigi Lamm, Pennsylvania
Kathryn Lloyd, Texas A&M
Fredric Nachbaur, Fordham

Board Liaison
Colleen Lanick, Harvard

Central Office Liaisons
Brenna McLaughlin and Annette Windhorn


General Objective:

  • To plan for the tenth annual University Press Week.
What is University Press Week?

November 11-17, 2012 was the first annual University Press Week, an opportunity to raise awareness of the work of university presses within their communities and around the world. University presses and other nonprofit scholarly publishers perform invaluable services for the scholarly establishment—researchers, teachers, librarians, and the rest of the university community—but also for the broader world of readers, and ultimately to society itself. While AUPresses members undertake this work year round and individually highlight and communicate what they do, University Press Week allows us to celebrate the value and quality of university presses with one voice.

University Press Week events and activities have included: an online gallery of publications selected by presses to exemplify their work; local events, including talks, publishing workshops, and bookstore displays; partnerships with publishing service providers to highlight AUPresses members’ books and projects; and online tools to promote greater awareness of the breadth and depth of university press contributions to scholarship and society.

nitâhkameyihtenân iyikohk ehispihteyihtakwak 

omasinahikanihkewak misiweskamihk ohci ôma misihatoskewin 

kasîhkimitocik kihcikiskinohamâkosiwin ekwa kiskeyihtamowin

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Cree