University Press Week Task Force


Task Force Roster

Fred Nachbaur, Fordham, Chair (fnachbaur AT fordham DOT edu)
Rosemary Brandt, Arizona
Chris Hart, Manchester
Sara Henning-Stout, Princeton
Catherine Hobbs, Columbia
Ilene Kalish, NYU
Colleen Lanick, MIT
Cameron Ludwick, Texas
Jess Massabrook, Princeton
Mark Saunders, Virginia
Laura Sell, Duke

Board Liaison
Lisa Bayer, Georgia

Central Office Liaisons
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective:

  • To plan for the sixth 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 AAUP 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 "Best Books" selected by presses to exemplify their work; local events, including talks, publishing workshops, and bookstore displays; partnerships with publishing service providers to highlight AAUP members' books and projects; and online tools to promote greater awareness of the breadth and depth of university press contributions to scholarship and society.

Committee Reports and Projects

University Press Week 2016
University Press Week 2015
University Press Week 2014

University Press Week 2013

University Press Week 2012

Reports to the Board
Note: the University Press Week Task Force operates on a different schedule and calendar than the other AAUP Committees, based around the culmination of the annual University Press Week in November, so reports collected in June may reflect the past Week and/or the upcoming Week.

2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012-2013 Final Report