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01.28.2021 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Seeks Mentors and Mentees for 2021 Mentorship Program

January 28, 2021 – Mount Laurel, NJ – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is now accepting applications for the next cohort of its ongoing Mentorship Program. 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.

As the second cohort of 2020 comes to an end, the SSP Career Development Committee is seeking potential mentors and mentees to participate in the next wave of this rewarding program. This group of mentorship pairs will be active for six months beginning in late February. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2021.

Selected participants are matched with a mentor or mentee by the Career Development Committee, and expected to meet at least once per month for six months. Mentors and mentees are also required to attend an online orientation and virtual discussion group. There is no cost to apply, but program participants (both mentors and mentees) must be SSP members.

This exciting initiative aims to connect members of SSP for professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement. The program will hold an informational webinar on February 10 at 12:00 pm ET.

“Mentorship at any time in your career can be a way to increase your knowledge about the field and is a great opportunity to give back to your community,” said Barrett Winston, co-chair of the SSP Career Development Committee and Senior Manager of Publishing Acquisitions and Business Development at the American Academy of Pediatrics. “We hear from previous participants that the learning really goes both ways, with mutual value for both mentor and mentee.”

Click here for more information about program details, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. 

SSP would like to thank program sponsors, American Geophysical Union and ITHAKA.




Organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Christina DeRose at partnerships@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 to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

For more information, contact: 
Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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