The SSP Annual Meeting, happening May 24-27, presents librarians with the opportunity to showcase their institution’s scholarly activities to the larger publishing community. Early and mid-career librarians may be especially interested in attending our Annual Meeting but struggle with articulating how a publishing meeting can benefit their institutions directly.
Building on our tips for making the case for the Annual Meeting to organization leadership, SSP board member, Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, Chair, Department of the Medical Library, Library Director & Associate Professor at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine shares three top benefits for librarians in the academic setting from her perspective.
- Professional development in scholarly communications to improve competency and capacity building.
- Opportunity to explore issues affecting scholarly publishing, engage in dialogue with learned publishers, and find mutual topics of interest for further collaboration through a wide range of networking opportunities.
- Exposure to expanding scholarly communication initiatives, the latest technology trends, and unique ways publishers are disseminating new knowledge in the scholarly landscape.
Attending our Annual Meeting helps institutional libraries build strong teams with quality, knowledge-based skills by exposing librarians to new ideas, best practices, and practical ideas that can be adopted immediately in the academic setting. Register now to catch up on the latest trends in learned publishing and get in sync with disruptive technologies that will affect future library decisions.
Librarians are eligible for special discounted rates and can save even more by registering before April 24, 2021!