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June 17-20
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In This Issue
Welcome to AAUP 2010
Program Updates
Breakfast Interest Tables
Featured Speaker
Essential Reading
What's on in Salt Lake
Welcome to AAUP 2010
You are receiving the premiere issue of the AAUP 2010 Registrants Newsletter. This newsletter will provide periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of your attendance at AAUP 2010. You can expect notice of program changes, information about speakers, links to reports and white papers relevant to session topics, and much more. We also encourage all attendees to join the AAUP 2010 program committee on Facebook, where a lively conversation is keeping us all in gear for the meeting!
Program Updates
Since registration opened in March, the committee and session chairs have continued to fill out the program. Below are a couple of the updates and changes; keep an eye on the web program for new panelists and revised session descriptions as the meeting nears.

New Session: Staffing for Digital Initiatives
For the small- and mid-sized press the challenges of fewer staff and less flexible budgets play a significant role in how they can move forward with digital publishing initiatives. What staffing models work for achieving a press's digital publishing business goals? There is no right answer to staffing for digital publishing--this discussion, led by University of Minnesota Press Operations Manager Susan Doerr, is intended to identify some best practices. Panelists Steve Yates, Marketing Director, University Press of Mississippi, and Marjorie Fowler, Electronic Projects Coordinator, University of North Carolina Press, will share their experiences during the Saturday 3:30-4:45 session block.
Updated Session Description: Academic Library Buying Patterns
This Friday 5:00-6:15 session will explore how academic libraries are reacting to budget cuts in terms of collection development. Three librarians representing libraries of different sizes and profiles, as well as the UALC (Utah Academic Library Consortium) and CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) consortia, will discuss their perspective and answer questions about shifting budgets and the challenges of e-resource collection.
Breakfast Interest Tables
On Friday and Saturday mornings, meeting attendees can choose to join interest groups at reserved tables during breakfast. We're recruiting "hosts" for each of the tables to help facilitate conversations, and invite volunteers for the following interest groups. On Friday, June 18, we need hosts for several "shoptalk" tables: Journals, XML, Fundraising, Managing Editors. On Saturday, June 19, two special topic tables are still in need of hosts: New Trends in Acquisitions and E-Reader Show and Tell. Please contact Susan Patton, spatton@aaupnet.org, if you are interested in volunteering. A complete list of breakfast interest tables will be posted to the online program before the meeting.
Featured Speaker
Diane Harley will be speaking at the second AAUP 2010 plenary session: "The Future of the Past: Libraries in the Digital Future." Dr. Harley is a biosocial anthropologist and directs the Higher Education in the Digital Age (HEDA) project at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at UC Berkeley. The work of HEDA examines policy implications of emerging information and communication technologies for higher education teaching, research, and administration, and Dr. Harley's research approach emphasizes the concurrent analysis of social, economic, and academic costs and benefits of new media in scholarship.
Two recent publications from Dr. Harley and her team at CSHE are of great interest to the AAUP community:
Peer Review in Academic Promotion and Publishing: Its Meaning, Locus, and Future. This includes four working papers developed in preparation for an April 2010 workshop, part of CSHE's  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Future of Scholarly Communication Project.
Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines, the final report of the Future of Scholarly Communication project, published in January 2010.
Essential Reading
The AAUP 2010 Facebook community has shared a number of "Essential Reading" recommendations on topics relevant to issues covered in the meeting program. We'll feature some of those recommended reports and white papers in this space over the coming weeks. In this first issue, however, we want to point attendees--and especially newcomers--to an article that answers the question: "What can I get out of the AAUP Annual Meeting?"
What's on in Salt Lake
Often one of the best parts of professional conferences is getting the chance to see a bit of a new (or favorite) city. Salt Lake City is renowned for the beauty of its environs and its unique history. You can find a wealth of information on getting around, dining, and sight-seeing in Salt Lake City on the AAUP 2010 web site, but here are some other local tips to make your stay fun as well as professionally rewarding.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts hosts Las Artes de Mexico: From the Collection of the Gilcrease Museum this summer. The exhibition will feature artifacts and works from Mesoamerican cultures through twentieth-century Mexican artists such as Diego Rivera. If you are traveling with family, they can take advantage of an opportunity on June 19, from 2 to 4 PM, to create their own wall hanging at the museum. (Though meeting attendees will not want to miss the final plenary, "Digital Humanities is Not an Oxymoron," with Robert Townsend of the American Historical Association and Alexander Halavais, Associate Professor of Interactive Communications at Quinnipiac University.)
More information here.
Gold-Medal Brew
Squatters' Black Forest Schwarzbier won a gold medal in the German-Style Schwarzbier Category against 38 entries in the 2010 World Beer Cup held in Chicago. The pub has entered beers at the event since 1998 and this is their 9th medal. Another Utah brewery, Wasatch, medaled for their "Polygamy Porter." While the Wasatch brew pub is located in Park City, you can find a draft of their gold-medal porter at the Squatters airport location for a last (or first!) taste of Utah.
Find more information here.
What's Schwarzbier? It's a dark lager, milder than a stout or porter. But don't take our word for it--in 2009, two AAUP members published excellent additions to any beer-and-book lover's shelves: Mark Denny's accessible and entertaining Froth! The Science of Beer (Johns Hopkins University Press, 9780801891328) and the authoritatively engaging Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing by Charles Bamforth (Oxford University Press, 9780195305425).
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