The Association persists in working to advance equity, justice, and inclusion goals in the larger scholarly communications community:
- At the encouragement of members of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, AUPresses supported the expansion of the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey into the university press community.
- “Toward Inclusive Scholarly Publishing: Developments in the University Press Community,” an article by Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins (Virginia), Gisela Concepción Fosado (Duke), Christie Henry (Princeton), and Gita Manaktala (MIT), appeared in UKSG Insights this spring.
- The AUPresses Board of Directors approved C4DISC’s initial operational plan and authorized the Association, consistent with its leadership role within the coalition, to provide elements of its administrative infrastructure.
- The Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee launched Community Read, a community-wide reading project that gathered a list of 50 nominations from the membership and chose two of these titles, Alex Tizon’s Invisible People (Temple) and Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility (Beacon), for wide discussion in Spring and Summer 2020.