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04.23.2015  |  SSP News & Releases

SSP Announces 2015 Travel Grant Recipients

April 23, 2015 – Wheat Ridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) announces the 13 recipients of funding available through the Society’s Travel Grant program, which supports travel to and attendance at the SSP Annual Meeting for students of publishing and information science, and early career publishing professionals in the first three years of employment.

The following individuals were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants:

Early Career Awards:

Amy Laurent, Cambridge University Press
Carrie Macmillan, University of Toronto Press
Julie Markowitz, Wayne State University Press
Kathryn Osterndorff, Ooligan Press at Portland State University
Shayna Pekala, Indiana University Libraries
Xin Su, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Student Awards:

Rob Anderson, University of Tennessee, School of Information Science
Kelly Denzer, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Dept. of Library and Information Studies
Ana Ndumu, Florida State University, School of Information
Anna Newman, Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science

International Awards:

Madina Assangaliyeva, Nazarbayev University Library, Astana, Kazakhstan
Joanne Hilliar, University of Sheffield, Information School, United Kingdom
Kathleen McGarry, Macquarie University, ACT, Australia

Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help the award winners connect into the educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual Conference, which will be held May 27–29 in Arlington, VA.

SSP gratefully acknowledges the generous support provided by the sponsors of the Travel Grant program. Sponsors of the 2015 awards include Copyright Clearance Center, Inera’s eXtyles, Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company, and ScholarlyiQ. Additional sponsorships are invited for the 2016 Travel Grants. Please contact Development committee co-chairs Wendy Newsham or Veronica Showers for details.

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