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08.04.2021 | SSP News & Releases

Application Window Open for Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Competitive 2021 Mentorship Program

August 4, 2021 – Mount Laurel, NJ – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is now accepting applications for the second cohort of its 2021 Mentorship Program. This program is ideal for professionals at all career levels to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations by connecting with a mentor.

On the heels of the first 2021 cohort, our Career Development Committee is seeking potential mentors and mentees to participate in the next wave of this rewarding program. The deadline to apply is September 2, 2021, and the mentorship will last for approximately six months.

Selected participants are matched with a mentor or mentee by the Career Development Committee and expected to meet at least once per month throughout the program. Mentors and mentees are also required to attend an online orientation and virtual discussion group. There is no cost to apply, but program participants (both mentors and mentees) must be SSP members. 

This exciting initiative aims to connect members of SSP for professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement. Register now for an informational webinar on August 17, at 11:00 am ET.

“The SSP mentorship program is an excellent way to learn about the industry and expand your professional network for mentees and mentors alike,” said Karen Stanwood, co-chair of the SSP Career Development Committee and Director of Electronic Publishing and Production at SLACK Incorporated. “Serving as a mentor or mentee can create valuable new relationships and facilitate lifelong learning.”

Visit our mentorship page for more information about program details, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. 


We would like to thank program sponsors, American Geophysical Union and ITHAKA. Organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Christina DeRose at partnerships@sspnet.org


The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Generations Fund. Generous donations from members and industry endow the Generations Fund to allow SSP the resources, in perpetuity, to continue this program. Click here to learn more, or make a gift to help us reach our $500,000 goal.


About the Society for Scholarly Publishing The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Contact Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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