AUPresses is accepting nominations for the 2021 Stand UP Award until Tuesday, February 23. Details about the Award and the nomination procedure can be found here.
Beginning in 2020, the Association has presented the Stand UP Award, to honor a person or group, not currently on staff at a member press, who, through their words and actions, has supported, defended, and celebrated the university press community and mission. They may have stood up for an imperiled press, built grass roots efforts to promote presses, or rallied others to the cause. Nominees, in some cases, may have worked behind the scenes to save a member of our community. There are so many unheralded advocates—the Stand UP Award seeks to recognize them.