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

Freels & Newhall among Finalists

Amy Freels, University of Akron Press, and Jamie Newhall, Instructional Services, are part of a group who are among 33 finalists for the Knight Arts Challenge who are eligible for a share of $1 million.  Other members of the group are:  Kathleen Endres (UA School of Communication), Chris Keppler (WZIP), Judy James (Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library), Heather Pollock (Senior Lecturer, Honors/ Anthropology & Classical Studies), Fred Endres (Kent State), and David Baker (UA Institute of Human Science and Culture).  The supporting institutions were: ASCP Library, WZIP, and the Institute.

According to the Knight Foundation website, the purpose of the challenge is to fund “the best ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts.”

The group proposed “to capture and celebrate Akron stories through a mobile kiosk that travels to neighborhoods, records people’s histories and stories, and edits them for the public and a radio show.”

The Knight Foundation will announce the winners on Oct. 26 at an event at the Akron Civic Theatre.  For more information go to: http://www.knightfoundation.org/press/releases/knight-foundation-names-33-finalists-knight-arts-challenge-akron

 

 

Freels Design Selected

Amy Freels

Editorial + Design Coordinator
University of Akron Press

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) held the 2016 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show in January, and Amy Freels designed a selected entry in the Jacket & Covers category.

University of Akron Press

The Veronica Maneuver by Jennifer Moore

Designer: Amy Freels

For more information, go to:  http://www.aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/book-jacket-and-journal-show/2016-show-information/2016-design-show-selected-entries