Ledendecker Learns in Seminars

Thea Ledendecker has had a busy year attending quite a few seminars.  She attended at AUPresses 2020: Virtual Annual Meeting, June 15-26, 2020.  Seminars included:

Publishing Now: Day to Day Challenges & Solutions
Give It Back: Publishing and Native Sovereignty

Ethical Relationships with Vendors

Forecasting the Seasons: Organizing and Managing the Seasonal List across Departments

The Life-Changing Magic of Managing Tasks: Tips and Tools for Workflow Efficiency

Fair Use and Permissions

And she also attended at the ACES Annual National Conference (virtual): April 30-May 1, 2020.  Seminars included:

Unconscious Bias and the Conscientious Editor

Grammar Arcana

What’s New in the AP Stylebook

Developing a Quality Editorial Process End-to-End

Way to keep learning, Thea!

Fleischer Participates in Buckeye Book Fair

University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography S. Victor Fleischer was part of the Ohio History Author-to-Author panel event last Saturday at the 2020 Virtual Buckeye Book Fair.  The book fair, a nonprofit organization, is Ohio’s showcase literary event.  Participation is by invitation only for nearly 100 of Ohio’s notable writers, illustrators, and photographers to autograph and discuss their books.  During the event, Fleischer discussed his new book, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951, which was recently published by The University of Akron Press. 

Ledendecker Accomplishments

Thea Ledendecker attended a webinar through The ACES Academy entitled “Empowering Editors to Talk About Conscious Language and Representation.”  She also finished a Designing a Book course on LinkedIn Learning. Part of the description reads: This class covers setting up your document, placing and styling text, working with images, creating the book cover, and preparing the book for printing. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/designing-a-book-2/creating-a-book-in-indesign?u=79600362

After she finished the course, she was then able to typeset one of our forthcoming books, Akron’s Daily Miracle.

Inspiring accomplishments, Thea!

Fleischer’s Book Published

University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography S. Victor Fleischer’s book, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951 has been recently published by The University of Akron Press. Copies can be purchased for a 30% discount on the University Press website at www.uakron.edu/uapress with the code AIRSHIPS.  Vic will be doing a book signing and book talk at the Summit County Historical Society on Saturday, October 17th from 1:30-3:00pm and at the Ellet Public Library at 6:30 on Tuesday, October 20th.  He’s also scheduled for a book signing at the Learned Owl in Hudson on Sunday, November 15th and will appear at the online Buckeye Book Fair as part of an author to author talk on Saturday, November 14th at 6:30pm. 

Nice work, Vic!

Freels Wins Awards

As you may have read in the UA-Digest, Amy Freels, editorial design coordinator at The University of Akron Press, has won a book cover design award for Brittany Cavallaro’s “Unhistorical” in the Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.  This is the second time Freels has won the award for book cover design.

In addition, one of her book covers is a winner of The da Vinci Eye, which is awarded to books with superior cover artwork.  Hawk Parable, Tyler Mills, University of Akron Press (cover by Amy Freels; art by Chris Maynard)

Impressive work, Amy!  Congratulations!

Miller at P2L3

Jon Miller, Director, The University of Akron Press, recently spoke at the P2L3 Summit in Detroit, Michigan. 

“How to Encourage Faculty to Author Educational Resources.” P2L3 Summit, hosted by the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of University Presses. Detroit, June 2019.

Nicely done, Jon!

Updates and New Stuff for Fall

Based on feedback gathered during space study surveys in the Spring, we’ve updated and upgraded several services and programs for students this fall.

Highlights include:

  • MakerStudio Move Relocated to the ground floor of Bierce, the expanded MakerStudio is a great place to explore and work collaboratively
  • Media Collection Featured on First Floor Browse the DVDs, CDs and newspapers in their new location in the first floor Learning Commons in Bierce
  • Refreshed Study Rooms Each study room in Bierce got a new coat of paint and freshly cleaned carpets
  • New Equipment for Lending More calculators, cameras, tripods, and fresh laptops for checkout
  • New Furniture One person tables and new chairs for quiet individual study on the 3rd floor of Bierce and bean bags on the ground floor. Plus four mobile whiteboards on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
  • New Lockers at the Science and Technology Library. Program your own code and use one of the nine lockers throughout the day.
  • New Learning Management System Brightspace, formerly Springboard, is our upgraded web-based course management system.
  • New Series of Events Gather @ the Library is a series of events curated by the University Libraries. Weekly events range from workshops and author talks to discussions.

Gather @ the Library Series

We’re launching the Gather @ the Library series this Fall. This is a series of events curated by the University Libraries to help campus share strategies, progress and companionship all in a low-stress environment. Weekly events will feature workshops, author talks, and discussions.

Check out the line-up: GatherFall2017