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02.06.2023 | SSP News & Releases

Mentorship Program Application Window Open

Applications are open for the next cohort of our ongoing Mentorship Program! Our Career Development Committee seeks potential mentors and mentees to connect for professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement. 

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. The next cohort will run from March through September 2023, and SSP is accepting applications for mentees and mentors now through February 24.

Selected participants are matched with mentors or mentees by the Career Development Committee. They are expected to meet at least once monthly for six months. In addition, mentors and mentees must attend an orientation and virtual discussion group. There is no cost to apply, but program participants (mentors and mentees) must be SSP.

SSP is deeply committed to fostering a community that supports and benefits from the talents of scholarly publishers from a wide range of backgrounds. We believe that our community must center diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and we strongly encourage people from traditionally marginalized groups to apply as mentors or mentees.

We want to thank our 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.

Visit SSP’s Mentorship page for more information about program details, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

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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