University Press Week: Who is #NextUP at your press?

Happy University Press Week! Help us celebrate university presses November 14-18. Since 2012, members of the Association of University Presses have participated in an annual celebration of University Presses. Following the example of the first University Press week, proclaimed by US President Jimmy Carter in the summer of 1978, this event recognizes the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us.

This year’s theme for UP Week is “Next Up.” This is meant to highlight the dedicated work performed by those in the university press community to seek out, engage, advance, and promote the latest scholarship, ideas, best practices, and technology. 

The #UPweek blog tour today features “Who is #NextUp at your Press?” Visit the following press blogs to learn about an early-career staff member on the rise.

MIT Press: Blurbs from several acquisitions editors about what is #NextUP on their lists.

Hopkins Press: Spotlight on a new staff member.

University of Georgia Press: Mini profiles of several of their newer employees/employees in new positions.

Duke University Press: Interview with new Assistant Editor, Ryan Kendall.

University Press of Colorado: Interview with editors, Allegra Martschenko and Robert Ramaswamy.

University Notre Dame Press: Interview with their 5+1, who is being introduced to publishing as a potential career.

Princeton University Press: Interview with their Publishing Fellows in Content Marketing and Editorial. Launched in 2021 and funded to run for five years, the Publishing Fellowship aims to address a lack of diverse representation across the publishing industry by offering unique mentorship opportunities.

Penn State University Press: Introduction to some of their early-career employees in acquisitions, marketing, and production.

University of Toronto Press: Blog post about a new employee being at UTP for over a year and their journey of getting into publishing.

University of British Columbia Press: Interview with Shalini Nanayakkara, their Press Assistant, about her first year at UBC Press.

University of West Indies Press: Feature with Vanessa Parnell-Burton, the UWI Press Accounts Payable Officer about joining the UP publishing world.

Purdue University Press: Q&A with their Acquisitions Assistant.

SUNY Press: Q&A with two of their early-career employees.

University of Michigan Press: Spotlight of new innovations coming to UMP.

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