New Directors Bootcamp

Date: June 18, 2015
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Organizers: Lisa Bayer, Director, University of Georgia Press; Dennis Lloyd, Director, University of Wisconsin Press; Nicole Mitchell, University of Washington Press; Tony Sanfilippo, Director, Ohio State University Press

In this session, press directors with less than three years on the job will discuss the challenges of their position, learn from those who have successfully navigated rocky transitions, and brainstorm ideas on how AAUP can support them.

Registration Details: Registration is limited to AAUP member press directors with less than three years at their position. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.


Welcome and Introduction
Lisa Bayer (Georgia)

Becoming a Leader Overnight
Speaker: Pam McClanahan (Minnesota Historical)

How do I know whether my finances are in order?
Speaker: Ellen Faran (MIT Press)

I think I may have to address some personnel issues.
Speakers: Jane Ryan (RAND) and Dan Williams (TCU Press)

I’ve never managed a journals program before!
Speakers: Alison Mudditt (California) and Steve Cohn (Duke)

How do I improve institutional relations?
Speakers: John Byram (New Mexico) and Will Underwood (Kent State)

How do I build rapport with your library/librarian?
Speaker: Kathryn Conrad (Arizona) and Charles Watkinson (Michigan)

I think I need to re-engineer my press’ workflow?
Speakers: Leila Salisbury (Mississippi) and Jane Bunker (Northwestern)

Acquiring as a director, what are the pros and cons?
Speakers: Fred Nachbaur (Fordham) and Ron Chrisman (North Texas)

I’ve inherited an anemic pipeline--how do I jumpstart acquisitions?
Speaker: Nicole Mitchell (Washington) and Philip Cercone (McGill-Queen’s)

Question and Answer Session
Facilitors: Tony Sanfilippo (Ohio State) and Dennis Lloyd (Wisconsin)