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 activities. 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.
C3 Community Ambassadors
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.
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 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 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee 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, inclusion, and accessibility practices in the work that they are doing on behalf of the organization.
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 Finance Committee oversees the budget and financial operations of SSP.
The Generations Fund Committee assists 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 donors, sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers.
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 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 Learned Publishing North American Editor Search Task Force is tasked with recruiting and recommending a candidate to the Board for the position of the Learned Publishing North American Editor and develop/document a process that can be used by future search committees to ensure an equitable and inclusive recruitment process.
The Training Task Force supports the goal of making SSP a home for scholarly communications professionals at every career stage by developing new content and programming to enhance the range and diversity of resources for SSP members and the wider community.
In collaboration with the Association of University Presses and the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers, the Career Progression Task Force is charged with developing a database of well-formatted descriptions of mission-driven publishing roles. These descriptions will highlight the skills needed to enter the profession and advance a career.