SSP Committees

Click on the committee name for a brief description and the list of members.

View an alphabetical list of committees and active task forces.

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The Annual Meeting Program Committee selects the theme for the Annual Meeting and determines topics for keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions. Members recruit speakers, provide guidance on expectations, and work with staff and other SSP groups to plan the schedule and promote the meetings.

The Branding Task Force.

The Career Development Committee plans and manages professional development activities, including mentorship, professional profiles, new member welcome, and the student and early career Travel Grant program.

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

The Communications Committee is responsible for helping guide SSP’s internal and external communications, including the Web site, and social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).  Members generate content and messages, suggest policies and practices, and assist in keeping the organization current by recommending traditional and alternative communication strategies.

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 Data Access Task Force.

The Development Committee is responsible for promoting organizational membership, for sponsorship, and for exhibits development. The committee seeks new exhibitors and encourages current exhibitors (including sponsors of the Travel Grant program) to return for future conferences.

The Education Committee plans and conducts fall and spring educational seminars (including Annual Meeting sessions), Webinars, and the Librarian Focus Group. Members work with staff and other committees to promote the sessions.

The Executive Committee is made up of the executive members from the Board of Directors.

The Finance Committee oversees the budget and financial operations of SSP.

The Industry Initiatives and Outreach Task Force - Evaluate 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. Membership is by invitation of the president.

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 event logos, Web banners, postcards, and ads for Learned Publishing, brochures, flyers, list server announcements, e-mail blasts, and so on.

The responsibilities of the Membership Committee are to monitor SSP’s membership health, promote and develop new individual 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.

In accordance with Board policy, the Organizational Collaboration Committee responds to new requests for organizational collaboration and steers specific requests to the appropriate committee. Members proactively identify new collaborative opportunities, monitor the activities calendars of other organizations for the industry calendar, and provide information about planned SSP activities to other organizations.

The Peer Groups Task Force - Evaluate the benefits and feasibility of creating a Peer Group program.

The Programming Audit Task Force.

The Publications Task Force - Determine what knowledge and information gaps currently exist in scholarly publishing and evaluate benefits and feasibility of developing content that responds to these needs.

The Scholarly Kitchen Renovation Task Force.

The list includes the staff that supports SSP needs.