SSP Committees

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View an alphabetical list of committees and active task forces.

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40th Anniversary Task Force

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 Career Development Committee plans and manages professional development activities, including mentorship, professional profiles, and the student and early career Fellowship program.

The Certification and Training Task Force are researching the need and feasibility of developing a credentialing program and self-paced online training program for the scholarly publishing community.

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 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 Industry Initiatives and Outreach Task Force is evaluating the development of an industry initiatives webinar series.

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 Marketing/Communications Committee is responsible for helping guide SSP’s internal and external communications, including the website, and social networking sites.  Members generate content, suggest policies and practices, and assist in keeping the organization current by recommending traditional and alternative communication strategies.  They also coordinate and conduct marketing outreach for SSP activities, including the Annual Meeting and educational seminars. Members prepare copy and work with designers on advertisements, listserv and e-mail announcements.

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.

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