Your dedication to advancing the mission, vision, and goals of SSP is critical to the success of our organization and the broader scholarly publishing community.
It’s National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, and treasure to meet the needs of our community. The Society for Scholarly Publishing relies heavily on volunteers to define and accomplish our strategic goals and objectives.
Each volunteer brings a unique combination of skills and motivations, which is why giving your time and knowledge is invaluable. They are often subject matter experts and bring unique perspectives and insights that enrich the association’s work. Our volunteers offer new ideas and fresh perspectives, challenge the status quo, question assumptions, and propose innovative solutions to problems.
We want to acknowledge your contributions and thank you for your commitment to SSP and scholarly publishing. You are part of a community of over 250 members that support the advancement of scholarly communications and publishing by serving on committees and task forces, on our Board of Directors, writing for SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, acting as a mentor in our Fellowship and Mentorship programs, furthering our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility commitments, or developing our Core Values statement.
We know that volunteering can be challenging, but we hope being part of our community is a meaningful experience. SSP is proud to offer many resources developed and led by our enthusiastic volunteers, including the Annual Meeting program, the Professional Skills Map, the new Communities of Interest Network, the Early Career Development Podcast, and many others. In addition, our volunteers create regional opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development that help members stay engaged and motivated.
Without your contributions, we could not provide these valuable resources to our members. Your work is often invisible, but it is crucial to our success, and we look forward to celebrating these contributions at our upcoming 45th Annual Meeting.
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