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04.18.2019 | SSP News & Releases

Society for Scholarly Publishing Awards Twelve Fellowships for 2019

Mount Laurel, NJ –  May, 2019 – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that twelve students and early-career professionals have been awarded highly competitive Fellowships for 2019. The Career Development Committee received more than 90 applications for these coveted positions from students and early-career professionals in publishing, librarianship, and information science. This year’s recipients were chosen based on their high level of engagement in their fields and represent a diverse range of skills in scholarly publishing and librarianship.  

The Fellowship Program lasts for one year and begins at the SSP Annual Meeting, to be held in San Diego, California, May 29–31, 2019.  The Fellowship offers a wide range of career development and mentorship opportunities for students and early-career professionals in the scholarly communication industry. Benefits include year-round training opportunities, one-year complimentary SSP membership, free registrations to selected SSP events, an assigned industry expert as mentor, and participation in community forums and SSP committees.

“The Fellowship Program continues to attract high-quality applicants and has become increasingly competitive,” notes SSP Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek. “The fellows have become an integral part of our committees and task forces—helping keep SSP’s programming fresh and relevant. The program is a great way for them to get involved, expand their network, and learn additional skills that will help them excel in their future careers.”

SSP Fellowship recipients are expected to engage in SSP events, be actively involved in SSP committees, participate in a Fellowship project and surveys, and work with committees to promote and highlight the Fellowship Program. The 2019 Fellows are:

Early Career Fellows:
Willa Camille Liburd Tavernier, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Emma DiPasquale, Michigan Publishing, USA
Kasia Repeta, Duke University Press, USA
Sarah Muncy, University of Cincinnati Press, USA
Ryan Farrell, American Gastroenterological Association

Student Fellows:
Philips Oluwaseun Ayeni, McGill University, Canada
Monica Hoh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Lynnee Argabright, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

International Fellows:
Ruth Tunn, Edanz Group, Japan
Izzy Hancock, Elsevier, UK
Basiru Adetomiwa, Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
Bo Liu, SpringerNature, China

President-Elect Adrian Stanley said, “It is wonderful to see the continued support of the SSP Fellowship Program, helping the growth and development of the next generation of leaders, volunteers, and rising stars. Congratulations to all 12 winners and we look forward to supporting their continued advancement and learning within SSP’s vibrant and evolving ecosystem.”

The Fellowships are funded through corporate sponsorship and from the SSP operating budget. Corporate Sponsors for 2019 include SPi Global, RedLink, Elsevier, Cabells, Ringgold Inc., MDPI, and Inera, Inc.            

Members and attendees can also donate to the Fellowship Fund when they join or register for the Annual Meeting. Those interested in supporting this program can donate online ($25-$100); Fellowship Sponsorship Packages are also available for $2,500 and include recognition at the Annual Meeting.

The Career Development Committee, on behalf of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, sincerely thank the Fellowship Program sponsors as well as individual contributors who make this innovative and supportive program possible.


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.

For more information, contact:

Melanie Dolechek
Executive Director
info@sspnet.org | 856-439-1385

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