Sierra College approves new publishing deal

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At the Nov. 9 Sierra College Board of Trustees meeting, a publishing partnership between Heyday Books and the Sierra College Press was approved. This three-year renewable publishing partnership provides $150,000 in funding from Heyday and Sierra College to produce additional books with the Heyday-Sierra College Press imprint.  It was approved in honor of Barbara Vineyard, a member of the Sierra College Board of Trustees who retired in 2010 after 28 years of service on the Board. It is a richly deserved tribute to Vineyard in recognition of her tireless commitment to Sierra College students, faculty, staff and community. Sierra College Press joins other partnerships that Heyday has developed with groups such as the California Historical Society; University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library; Oakland Museum; Yosemite Conservancy; Santa Clara University; California Council for the Humanities; Autry Center for the American West; California State Library and many more. Founded in 2002, the Sierra College Press publishes books, electronic journals, booklets, posters and other publications. The books include “Standing Guard: Telling our Stories” (Sierra College Press, 2002); “The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology” (Sierra College Press, Heyday Books, Santa Clara University, 2010) and “Tahoe Beneath the Surface” (Sierra College Press, Heyday Books, 2010). The Sierra College Press is believed to be the first complete academic press operated by a community college in the United States. Founded in 1974, Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution headquartered in Berkeley. Heyday promotes widespread awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes and boundary-breaking ideas. Through its well-crafted books, public events and innovative outreach programs Heyday Books is building a vibrant community of readers, writers and thinkers. Heyday publishes around 25 books a year, publishes two magazines — News from Native California and Bay Nature—and has taken a lead role in dozens of prominent public education programs throughout the state. ~Staff report