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Noble and Mirsky to be Featured Keynote Presenters at Society for Scholarly Publishing 40th Annual Meeting, May 30 – June 1

March 19, 2018 – Wheat Ridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that its keynote speakers for the SSP 40th Annual Meeting to be held May 30-June 1, in Chicago will be Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Steve Mirsky.

Noble, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication, will present her address, Toward an Ethic of Social Justice in Information, on Wednesday, May 30. Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms and their impact on society. Her monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias is, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (2015).

Mirsky will give his address, How Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion Can Help Us Transform Scholarly Communication, on Thursday, May 31. Mirsky has been an editor and columnist for Scientific American since 1995. He freelanced for numerous magazines before joining the staff of Scientific American. In 2004-2005, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He started the Scientific American podcasts in 2006. In 2009 he received an honorary doctor of science degree from his alma mater, Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.

The meeting kicks off with Dr. Noble’s keynote address on Wednesday, May 30, at 4:15 pm followed by the Opening Reception at 5:30 pm and then the SSP 40th Anniversary Celebration at Navy Pier. The Closing Plenary session will be a discussion with The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs.

In addition to these timely and thoughtful keynote addresses, the SSP Annual Meeting also includes 34 concurrent sessions featuring an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, service providers, librarians, and researchers. Topics to be covered include fueling scholarship, reimagining research, tools and technology, industry crossroads, marketing/sales/strategy, practical skills, new challenges/new innovations.

Those who are unable to travel to Chicago can participate in the meeting virtually. The Virtual Meeting offering includes both keynote speakers, five educational sessions and two plenary sessions. The sessions will be live-streamed real-time.

For more information and to register for the SSP 40th Annual Meeting, visit https://www.sspnet.org/am40.

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 Focus Groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

For more information, contact:

SSP Executive Director Melanie Dolechek
mdolechek@sspnet.org | 913-486-4185

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