University Press Week 2016!
In the summer of 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week "in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship." That influence continues today, as does the increasing vitality of university press publishing programs, the many ways and means by which works are now produced and distributed, and the urgent need for articulate discourse in times pervaded by sound bites. Today, a renewed University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society.
The theme of University Press Week 2016 is Community — from the community of a discipline to that of a region, from the shared discourse of a campus to a bookstore's community of readers.
The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) community uses #ReadUP to highlight on social media the best of what our members are publishing all year long. It beautifully captures what we celebrate when celebrating University Press Week — the scholarship, writing, and deep knowledge that is shared with the world through our books and publications.
All this week, WSU Press will be participating in University Press Week with other nonprofit scholarly publishers around the country. You can find us posting on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. And don't forget to explore #UPWeek for more exciting news on university presses in your area!