Tuesday, November 13, 2012

University Press Week Updates

Today is Day 2 of the University Press Week blog tour. Be sure to check out these posts by our peers:

MIT Press features a post from editorial director Gita Manaktala on current shifts in reading and scholarship and how university presses can continue to deliver value to readers and authors.
University of California Press has a post from library relations manager Rachel Lee. She discusses the relationship between libraries and university presses.
Author and University of Hawaii Press editorial board member Barbara Watson Andaya will be sharing how university presses extend the global boundary of knowledge.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press includes a post from author R. Bruce Elder, who highlights the importance of scholarly monographs, particularly as they relate to thinking more critically about the big questions in our society.
University of Florida Press interns Alia Almeida, Claire Eder, and Samantha Pryor share their experiences at the University of Florida Press.

In addition to the blog tour, two local publications have also publicized UGA Press's participation in University Press Week. The University of Georgia newspaper, Columns, offers suggestions for how students, faculty, staff, and members of the community can learn more about UGA Press and University Press Week.

Our director, Lisa Bayer, also has a letter to the editor in a recent edition of the Athens Banner-Herald.
The UGA Press provides a vital service to citizens and students of Georgia by publishing books of the highest quality about our state. By telling and preserving the story of Georgia, the Press enables a better understanding of our past and informs the conversation about our future.
We are the leading publisher of books on Georgia’s rich history, culture and natural environment. You will recognize many names in our catalog, from Erskine Caldwell and Jimmy Carter to Flannery O’Connor and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. We are also the publisher of many of the faculty of Georgia’s public universities. In 2013, the Press will celebrate 75 years of publishing on and for Georgia.