University Press is the newest addition to Clemson Libraries

September 17, 2019

Clemson University Press is now part of Clemson University Libraries. Established in 2000, Clemson University Press has expanded in recent years, adding approximately 25 books and journal issues per year to its strong backlist of more than 100 titles.

John Morgenstern, University Press director, and Alison Mero, managing editor, are now a part of the Libraries’ team and will have an office on Cooper Library’s third floor.

“As an integral part of the Libraries, the Press is positioned to serve the whole of Clemson University, providing guidance on all aspects of the publishing process from book proposal development to intellectual property considerations in an evolving scholarly communications ecosystem,” said Morgenstern. “The Press will continue to grow Clemson’s reputation as a leader in scholarly publishing, regionally and as a global brand.”

Morgenstern has been hired as an assistant librarian. He has led University Press since 2016 and was managing editor for one year before that. He earned a doctoral in English literature from the University of Oxford and has extensive editorial experience.

Mero brings a wealth of experience, serving as managing editor of the Press since 2017. She is a musician, with a Ph.D. in musicology from Indiana University. She also served as the managing editor of the Journal of Musicology for four years.

This collaboration between University Press and Clemson Libraries will be valuable for all students, faculty and staff.