Meeting Program

AUPresses 2022 Program

*Program is preliminary and subject to change*

Saturday, June 18

11:30am – 3:30pm
Directors Networking Luncheon and Meeting
(Member Press Directors Only)

5:00pm – 8:30pm
Tours and Opening Reception, Library of Congress
Our opening reception will be held in one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces: the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Inspired by the design of the Paris Opera House, this Beaux-Arts beauty was completed in 1897. An inspiring mix of art and architecture, the Jefferson Building features 15 varieties of marble; fixtures of gold, bronze, and mahogany; and works of art from nearly fifty American painters and sculptors. From 5:00-6:30pm, docents will be stationed throughout the building to highlight aspects of the building’s architecture, history, and literary iconography, as well as to provide information on such treasures as the Gutenberg Bible (circa 1455). Guests can enjoy the magnificent view of the Main Reading Room from the overlook, examine the rare books in the recreation of Jefferson’s Library, and enjoy a variety of photographs in the Library’s newest exhibition: Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library. The reception will run from 6:30-8:30pm. Sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Sunday, June 19

6:00am                    
5K Run/Walk
Get your blood pumping with an early-morning informal walk or run!

7:00am – 8:45am
Start your day with breakfast with colleagues; Special breakfast group gatherings include BIPOC Networking; New Press Directors Networking; Journals Community Breakfast; and EDP Community

9:00am – 10:30am
Walking Tours
Join AUPresses for a selection of Walking Tours celebrating DC’s historic neighborhoods, diverse communities, and unique role in the history of civil rights. Tours are optional, with limited capacity, and for AUPresses members only.

10:30am – 11:00am
Opening Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall with Vendor Showcase 

11:00am – 12:15am
Concurrent Sessions
Early Career Collaboration Lab
Mid-Career Collaboration Lab
What Happens When Journals Change Platforms?: A 360-Degree View of a Content Management Project
Ugh! Not Another Survey: Presenting the EJI Demographic Survey Tool
The Challenges of Metadata Distribution for Open Access Books

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Sit down to a luncheon featuring Linda Steinman, AUPresses General Counsel, speaking on The Re-emergence of Book Banning

2:00pm – 2 :30pm
Refreshments/Networking in Exhibit Hall with Vendor Showcase

2:30pm – 3:45pm
Concurrent Sessions
A Year of Marketing Innovation
We Published That? Confronting Racism and White Supremacy in Deep Backlist Books
The Future of Hiring: Centering Inclusivity, Equity, and Flexibility
OER and Open Textbooks: Stories of Success and Challenges from the Frontlines
Discovery, Culture, Community: The Bookstore of the Future

3:45pm – 4:15pm
Refreshments/Networking in Exhibit Hall with Vendor Showcase

4:15pm – 5:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
Climate Change and Publishing
Hiring and Supporting the Copyeditor Pool
Revising Peer Review: Updating the AUPresses Peer Review Guidelines/Equity in Peer Review
I Don’t Know What _____ Is, and at This Point, I’m Afraid to Ask
Onboarding New Editors: Building Your Toolkit

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Committee Fair and Networking

7:00pm – 9:30pm
Juneteenth Celebration
Join us for a special reception and banquet in honor of Juneteenth with Toni Tipton-Martin, author of Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking; and The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, who will be speaking on The Jemima Code and the Future of Food Writing.

Monday, June 20

7:00am – 8:45am
Start your day with breakfast with colleagues; Special breakfasts group gatherings include LGBTQIA+ Networking; Small Press; and Mellon Fellows

9:00am – 10:15am
Concurrent Sessions
Taking the Next Steps to Create Accessible Content
Mellon University Press Diversity Fellows Forum
Born-Digital Journals
Fair Use and Social Media
Improving HR Classification, Compensation, and Career Pathways for University Press Staff

10:15am – 10:45am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, including Vendor Showcase

10:45am – 12:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
The Library of Congress CIP Program: How It Works and What’s New
From Book to Screen: Licensing TV and Film Rights
Small Presses and Open Access: How to Make It Work
Metadata Madness
What’s In a Pitch?: Collaboration Lab

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Sit down to a luncheon featuring speaker Shelly Lowe, National Endowment for the Humanities Chair (Invited)

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Refreshments/Networking in Exhibit Hall, including Vendor Showcase

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Concurrent Sessions
Building Professional Support Networks across Publishing Careers
AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journals Show
Collaborating to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship
Publishing Books OA: Can It Work for Your Press?
Journals: Recognizing Peer Review

3:15pm – 3:45pm
Closing Refreshments in Exhibit Hall with Prize Drawing

3:45pm – 5:00pm
Closing Plenary
Close out AUPresses 2022 with Professor Anjali Vats, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, speaking on Understanding Structural Racism in Copyright Law

Avanzamos en la consolidación del papel vital de una comunidad global de editores cuya misión es garantizar la excelencia académica y cultivar el conocimiento.

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