Collaboration Labs

The 2015 Program Committee invited AAUP members to submit a proposal for participation in a Collaboration Lab in Denver.

The prevailing idea coming out of the interactive plenary on the Strategic Plan at our 2014 meeting was to focus on collaboration and to seek opportunities for groups of presses to work together to find efficiencies and economies of scale.

We intend to dedicate one of the schedule slots in Denver where we would normally do concurrent sessions, and instead offer a group of Collaboration Labs. Continuing our efforts to move away from one-directional panel presentations, these labs will be organized as workshops tasked with discussing a collaboration opportunity and developing a work-flow model to operationalize it.

The following Collaboration Labs have been accepted. Look for complete descriptions in the meeting program, and select a preferred Lab when you register.

Acquisitions and Peer Review
Facilitators: Dan Williams, Director, TCU Press; Mary Francis, Executive Editor, University of California Press

Crowdsourcing the Monograph
Facilitator: Thomas Bacher, Director, University of Akron Press

Interdepartmental Peer-to-Peer Education within a Press
Facilitators: Sylvia Hunter Editorial Manager, Journals and Nicole Hilton, Manuscript Preparation Specialist, University of Toronto Press

Extending the Unique Michigan Experience: Local UPs Working Together
Facilitators: Emily Nowak, Marketing & Sales Director, Wayne State; Julie Reaume, Marketing & Sales Director, Michigan State University Press; Renee Tambeau, Marketing, Sales & Outreach Director, University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing

Facilitator: John Brock, Marketing Coordinator, Texas Tech University Press

All in the Same Boat: Presses Coming Together Through Direct Mail 
Facilitators: Jada Rankin, Marketing Coordinator and Courtney Burkholder, Director, Texas Tech University Press

University Press Week and Collaborative Advocacy
Facilitators: Colleen Lanick, Publicity Manager, MIT Press and the University Press Week Task Force

DIY Metadata (When You Want to Control Your Own Destiny/Don’t Want to Pay a Service) 
Facilitator: Rachael Levay, Marketing and Sales Director, University of Washington Press

Social Media/Web 2.0 Partnering
Facilitator: Holli L. Koster, Publicity and Advertising Manager, Texas A&M University Press

Mentoring and Career Development
Facilitator: Gianna Mosser, Acquisitions Editor, Northwestern University Press

Sharing Practices in Development
Facilitators: Mary Rose Muccie, Director, Temple University Press; Kathryn Conrad, Director, University of Arizona Press