Geoffrey Little, Concordia University Press, reports on visiting the University of Michigan Press
I begin this report by expressing my very sincere gratitude to the Association for approving and funding my residency, and to Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Director of University of Michigan Press, for creating a full, generous, and carefully thought-out four days for me in Ann Arbor.
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Angela Leppig, Gallaudet University Press, reports on visiting Fordham University Press.
The AUPresses Directors Residency was an incredible experience and one of the highlights of my professional life. My primary goal for participating in the program was to gather information about how to sustainably grow Gallaudet’s publishing program; I wanted to identify the foundations that support a successful program and how best to allocate resources. I was hosted by Fordham University Press, which I consider an aspirational press due to its very strong catalog and title output.
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Suzanne E. Guiod, Bucknell University Press, reports on visiting NYU Press
I was fortunate to spend February 27 through March 2, 2023 “in residence” at NYU Press as a guest of director Ellen Chodosh, a gracious and generous host. As the director of a tiny press in a relatively remote rural area, a three-hour drive to the nearest major city in any direction, spending time in New York City, and at a well-staffed and well-run press was a real boon.
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Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, University of Guam Press, reports on visiting five presses
In early May, I made the 23-hour-long journey from Guam to New Jersey for an incredible opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other press directors through the Association of University Presses’ Directors Residency Program. My residency was primarily at Princeton University Press and New York University Press; however, I visited Rutgers University Press, Fordham University Press, and Brown University Digital Publications. I also met with directors from Temple University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Columbia University Press, and Oxford University Press USA.
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Christopher N. Blaker, Managing Editor of Expeditions with MCUP and MES Insights at Marine Corps University Press, reports on visiting the University of Michigan Press.
In February 2023, I participated in the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Week in Residency Program at the University of Michigan Press (UMP). It was a truly fantastic experience, and I learned a great deal from the folks with whom I met during the course of the week. This wonderful opportunity for professional development could not have come at a better time in my career.
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Clare Jones, now Assistant Editor at Brown University Digital Publications, reports on visiting the University of Toronto Press.
This residency took place in early 2023 when Jones was Associate Editor at Cornell University Press.
The AUPresses Week in Residency Program gave me the opportunity to learn new skills and procedures from colleagues in Toronto who have developed unique innovative programs. My goals in visiting the press fell into two interest categories: acquisitions and management.
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