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12.19.2022 | SSP News & Releases

Society for Scholarly Publishing Awards 2023 Fellows

SSP announces highly competitive Fellowship winners for 2023 across publishing, librarianship, and scholarly communications.

December 15, 2022 – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that sixteen students and early-career professionals have been awarded highly competitive Fellowships for 2023. The Career Development Committee selected these outstanding individuals from a robust applicant pool based on their high level of engagement in their fields and a diverse range of skills in scholarly communications.

Recognizing the need for increased accessibility, SSP was able to expand its Fellowship program by offering applicants the choice to participate in SSP’s Annual Meeting in person or virtually.

SSP would like to extend congratulations to the following 2023 Fellowship winners:

  • Andrea Blatz, University of Texas Press
  • Anna Maltbie, Wiley
  • Cassandra Larose, Royal Roads University
  • Chen He, Wuhan University
  • Chenyue Jiao, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Francesca Soldati, University of Aberdeen
  • Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Jamaica Jones, University of Pittsburgh
  • Janaynne Carvalho do Amaral, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Mario Pallua, Libertas International University
  • Mary Alice Keller, HCA Healthcare
  • Nataliia Kaliuzhna, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts; State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine
  • Oyedele Abimbola Ojeniyi, Central Bank of Nigeria Center for Economics and Finance, University of Ibadan
  • Rebecca Michaels-Walker, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Sarah Frances Gordon, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
  • Shriyaa Mittal, AIP Publishing

“The fellowship program is a key initiative for SSP to engage with and develop early career leaders,” said Michelle English, Fellowship Program Coordinator, and Career Development Committee co-chair. “The applicants chosen this year submitted insightful and thoughtful applications. We look forward to working with this group and integrating them into all of SSP’s offerings.”

The Fellowship program offers a wide range of career development, training, and networking opportunities in the scholarly publishing industry, including matching Fellows with a mentor and working in small groups to create a poster presentation for SSP’s 45th Annual Meeting, happening May 31–June 2, 2023. The award also includes complimentary SSP membership and registrations for selected SSP events.

Fellows are asked to report on their experiences and learning outcomes, join and actively participate in an SSP committee, contribute to a Fellowship project, provide feedback about SSP programs, and work with volunteers to promote and highlight the Fellowship program.

“The caliber of applicants gets higher every year since we started the Fellowship Program. We’re thrilled to be able to expand the program this year and offer even more leadership opportunities. Now that the program is in its 12th year, it’s encouraging to look back and see how much participants have advanced their careers and contributed to the community after participating in the program,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP’s Executive Director.

The Fellowship 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. The Career Development Committee, on behalf of SSP, sincerely thanks the donors who make this innovative and supportive program possible. Learn more, or make a gift to help us reach our $500,000 goal.

If you have questions about the fellowship program, please contact us at info@sspnet.org.


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 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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