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.

Agenda

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)

 

Grants

Staff from AAUP full, associate, and international members can apply for the grants below. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 8. If you are eligible to apply for multiple grants, you may do so, but please be aware of the financial awards of each grant. The Sheraton Denver Downtown is offering rooms to grant recipients at a reduced rate. Details will be provided to grantees.

Newcomer Registration Grant

Three Newcomer grants will be awarded to individual who would like to attend their first AAUP Annual Meeting. Applicants must be permanent (full or part time) staff at an AAUP full, international, or associate member press. Newcomer Grants cover your full meeting registration fee (workshop fees are not included). The application deadline is Wednesday, April 8. Grant recipients will be notified whether or not they received the grant by April 20. Grant recipients are responsible for their transportation and lodging expenses. Three Newcomer Grants were awarded for 2015.

2015 Newcomer Grantees

Lindsey Auten, Compositor/Production Associate, University of Nebraska Press
Jenna Phillips, Marketing & New Media Associate, Vanderbilt University Press
Michelle Sybert, Project Manager and Editor, Indiana University Press

Diversity Grants

Diversity Grants are open to all qualified employees of AAUP member presses who are identified as a member of an underrepresented group within the association. Applicants must be permanent (full or part time) staff at an AAUP full, international, or associate member and must have at least one year of university press experience. AAUP covers the annual meeting registration fee and reimburses lodging and travel expenses up to $1,000. Two Diversity Grants were awarded in 2015.

2015 Diversity Grantees

Marika Arellano Christofides, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press
Tara Cyphers, Managing Editor/Acquistions Editor, Ohio State University Press

CrossRef and Baker & Taylor Early Career Grants

Generously funded by CrossRef and Baker & Taylor, these grants cover up to $1,600 in registration fees and travel expenses for an individual with less than three years experience at an AAUP member press to attend their first annual meeting. Applicants must be permanent (full or part time) staff at an AAUP full, international, or associate member. Two Early Career Grants were awarded in 2015.

2015 CrossRef/Baker& Taylor Early Career Grantees

James Ayers, Senior Production Editor, University of New Mexico Press
Rachel Doll, Publicist and Exhibits Manager, University Press of Florida

 

Registration Promotions

Attendance at the AAUP Annual Meeting is important both for career and community building. Those who attend go home with new ideas, issues to ponder, and the awareness that they are part of a large and supportive community. While we strive to keep registration fees and expenses low, we recognize that meeting attendance is not easily accessible to all.

To help, AAUP is offering a number of registration promotions to ensure that meeting attendees represent our members' diversity—in size, experience, and background. There are also several available grants programs.

Small Press: Buy Two, Get One Free

In addition to the discounted Small Press registration rate, AAUP member presses with annual net sales under $1 million can receive one free meeting registration for every two full meeting registrations they purchase. Workshop fees are not included.

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Buy Three, Send a Newcomer for Free

AAUP member presses with annual net sales of over $1 million can receive one free registration for a meeting newcomer (someone attending their first ever AAUP Annual Meeting) if they send at least three individuals at the full meeting registration rate. Only one free newcomer registration is allowed per press. Workshop fees are not included.

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InDesign to EPUB

Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Organizers: AAUP Design and Production Committee (Chair: John Long, Assistant Production Manager, National Gallery of Art)

Speaker: Laura Brady, Principal, Brady Type

By focusing on InDesign as an EPUB creation tool, this session will cover getting the most ebook value from InDesign. Topics will include:
• Keeping print assets clean and flexible for digital
• Accessibility best practices
• Leveraging ID for EPUB3 features
• Reflowable vs Fixed-layout EPUBs
• Exploring semantic markup with tips for exporting the best HTML from ID, and improving it post-export
• Scripts, code editors and other tools
• Building one file to rule them all
• Tools for troubleshooting

Participants will get some sample files to work along with.

Participants are encouraged to take this survey in advance of workshop.

Registration details: The registration fee for this workshop is $200 for AAUP Members, $225 for non-Member nonprofits, and $250 for non-Members. Space is limited.

 

Coloring Outside the Lines:
Brainstorming New (and Non-Traditional) Strategies and Tools for Marketing

Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 PM (subject to slight change)
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Organizer and Moderator: Amanda E. Sharp, Publicity and Sales Manager, University of Georgia Press
Moderators: Beth Svinarich, Marketing and Sales Manager, University Press of Colorado; Martyn Beeny, Marketing and Sales Manager, University of Nebraska Press; Bryan Shaffer, Sales & Marketing manager, Purdue University Press; Leslie Eager, Communications and Library Exhibit Coordinator, Duke University Press

This half-day interactive workshop will facilitate a "Big Ideas" conversation to get people thinking about what we can and should be doing in marketing as we try to navigate the ever-changing marketing landscape.

Marketing professionals will come together to brainstorm new and non-traditional ways of handling marketing. Participants will be broken up into groups to discuss topics such as advertising, direct mail, publicity, sales, social media, and branding/website redesign. Attendees should leave the workshop excited about new strategies, tools, and platforms.

Registration details: The registration fee is $150 for AAUP Members, $175 for non-member nonprofits, and $200 for non-members. Space is limited.

   

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