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By Joshua Russell, Texas A&M University Libraries
Texas A&M University Libraries announced that the Texas A&M University Press will be integrated into the University Libraries effective Sept. 1.
“We at Texas A&M University Press are looking forward to this new relationship and are excited to join forces with our library colleagues to promote the educational, research, and outreach mission of Texas A&M. I can’t think of a better way to strengthen the commitment to learning and creativity we share,” Shannon Davies, Edward R. Campbell ’39 Press Director, said.
Texas A&M University Press was founded in 1974 and publishes 50 to 60 books per year in a wide range of subjects that include Texas history, art, culture, military history and natural history.
The University Press’s mission is to be the preeminent academic press in selected fields by publishing high quality books and other works that educate readers and advance knowledge in the most technologically and fiscally responsible way possible, while enhancing the stature and reflecting the mission and growth of Texas A&M.
“As I was approached about this change, I was struck by the commonalities between the University Press and the University Libraries. The interesting thing about our commonalities – and the exciting thing about this partnership – is that we are a kind of mirror image of each other. This organizational pairing will be an ideal opportunity for us to explore our mutual perspectives and support each other’s mission for the improvement and advancement of scholarship on campus and throughout the nation,” Dean of the Libraries David Carlson said.
Texas A&M University Libraries house a rich array of resources assembled to support the research, learning and teaching at Texas A&M. Made up of five unique libraries, the Texas A&M University Libraries serve the entire diverse student and faculty population at Texas A&M through physical and online resources and services for instruction in the research process leading to discovery, creativity and innovation.
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