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.
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.
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.
Equality in Scholarly Publishing: Explorations in Gender Differences If 60 percent of the people employed in scholarly publishing are women, why do we continue to see all-male panels at conferences, upper management dominated by men, and a continuing wage gap between men and women? Our group will discuss the data available and still needed and strategies for the industry to do better. Participation from people of all gender identities is welcome.
The Executive Committee is made up of the Officers, one Board Member at Large from the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
If you are responsible for a publishing related company or society that dares exploring new markets, and Brazil is in your radar, then this group is definitely for you! Whether you already landed or are just willing to spread your wings, join peers and locals exchanging experiences of achievements, failures, challenges, and cultural differences that will help you in shortening gaps when doing business with this rapidly evolving "not-just-Portuguese-spoken" science (chatting about carnival and soccer allowed).
The Finance Committee oversees the budget and financial operations of SSP.
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 Publications Task Force are researching what knowledge and information gaps currently exist in scholarly publishing and evaluating the benefits and feasibility of developing content that responds to these needs.
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.
Small Organization Self Publishers work hard to offer their authors, subscribers, and external publics all the bells and whistles of the large publishers on a limited budget and often with limited staff. This Peer Network will offer a connection place for sharing tips, support, and best practices.
The SSP Training Task Force is researching the need and feasibility of developing training programs for the scholarly publishing community.