Please join me in thanking and congratulating Angela Beaton, who has served for almost two years as our Graduate Editorial Intern and who is a graduate of both the Intro and the Practicum in Publishing classes. Angela is leaving her assistantship here at NDSU Press for a terrific job at Minnesota State University Moorhead working in the Livingston Lord Library. Her duties will include coordinating the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, now in its 13th year of recognizing authors and illustrators and promoting reading and reading aloud. She will also tend to the manuscript collections in the University Archives and take an active role in the Curriculum Materials Center. Angela’s last day with the press coincides with our 3rd Annual NDSU Press Party. When you see her, please wish her all the best. I shall miss her immensely, but I will enjoy our new friendship and professional relationship as colleagues. Best of luck, Angela!
It is with great delight that we start this blog site off with an award announcement. William C. Sherman’s Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota, 2nd Edition, has recently been named as the 2017 Notable Document Award by the North Dakota Library Association. This win moves his book automatically into competition at the national level with the American Library Association.
First published by NDSU Press (then the Institute for Regional Studies Press) in 1983, Prairie Mosaic was reprinted January 2017 in a collaborative effort with the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and the NDSU Libraries. This Second Edition hardcover book now includes twenty new pages of photos and a new introduction by University Distinguished Professor Thomas D. Isern.
Our thanks to Michael Miller and Jeremy Poseley-Kopp for sorting through hundreds of photos in the William C. Sherman Photograph Collection, and to Amanda Booher, who designed the new book cover and finessed all of the additions to the interior design.
We anxiously await news of how Prairie Mosaic will fare at the national level.