SSP Committees

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The 40th Anniversary Task Force is responsible for planning year-long activities associated with SSP’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.
The Annual Meeting Program Committee selects the theme for the Annual Meeting and determines topics for keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions as well as pre-meeting seminars. Members recruit speakers, provide guidance on expectations, and work with staff and other SSP groups to plan the schedule and promote the meetings.
The Audit committee provides oversight to the audit process and advises the Board of Directors about the audit and any findings.
Community Ambassadors help enrich and enhance the C3 Member Exchange for SSP members. They help facilitate discussions and share timely and interesting content to help members stay abreast of the latest industry developments.
The Career Development Committee plans and manages professional development activities, including mentorship, professional profiles, and the student and early career Fellowship program.
The Community Engagement Committee is responsible for bringing SSP members together for peer-to-peer interaction among groups with similar interests and/or geographical locations.
The Development Committee Assist with generating financial support for SSP programs through exhibit, sponsorship and advertising sales by, developing fundraising ideas and serving as ambassadors to welcome, assist, and acknowledge sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers.
The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is charged with providing education and resources to members about diversity and inclusion within their workplaces, and providing direction to SSP volunteers about how they can model diversity and inclusion practices in the work that they are doing on behalf of the organization.
A subcommittee of the Career Development Committee, this group focuses on activities established to promote and engage student and early career professionals in the publishing and information industry.
The Education Committee plans and conducts educational seminars, Webinars, and the Focus Group. Members work with staff and other committees to promote the sessions.
The Executive Committee is made up of the Officers, one Board Member at Large from the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
The Finance Committee oversees the budget and financial operations of SSP.
The International Strategy Task Force is charged with making recommendations to the Board regarding SSP's international goals and objectives as it relates to expanding membership and engagement worldwide.
The Marketing Committee coordinates and conducts marketing outreach for SSP activities, including the Annual Meeting and educational seminars. Members prepare copy and work with designers on advertisements, brochures, flyers, list serv announcements, e-mail announcements, etc.
The responsibilities of the Membership Committee are to monitor SSP’s membership health, promote and develop new memberships in SSP, and advise the Board of Directors on matters concerning benefits for all classes of membership.
The Nominating and Awards Committee’s central responsibility is to identify the candidates for each open officer and Board position for election in the coming year.
The Peer Groups Task Force is evaluating the benefits and feasibility of creating a Peer Group program.
The Philanthropic Task Force is a subset of members from the Finance and Development Committees who are charged with researching and making recommendations for a sustainable funding model for the SSP Fellowship Program.
The Kitchen Cabinet is the governing body for The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK). Among its responsibilities are settling governance issues, appointing the editor, reporting on TSK metrics and development to the Board of Directors, and making recommendations to the SSP Executive Committee regarding new opportunities for TSK.
The SSP Training Task Force is researching the need and feasibility of developing training programs for the scholarly publishing community.