The Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Professional & Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division is offering two educational opportunities (in person or via webinar) to start the new year off.

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speakers Matt Cooper & Emma Brink (Wiley) to speak about early publishing careers on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the AAP New York offices.

They will talk about the three factors early career professionals in scholarly communication value the most: job stability, a healthy work environment, and upward mobility. You are also invited to hear the results of an industry-wide survey to early career professionals in the scholarly communication field. The session will feature commentary and analysis of the survey results, as well as thoughts and advice on early career professionals, management, and mentorship.

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Mikael Lemberg, Director of Product Innovation & Partnerships at on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., also at the AAP New York offices. Mikael will discuss how companies can leverage social media listening to gather customer insights that will increase the ROI of digital marketing budgets.

Both sessions are free, but sign-up is needed. Contact Sara Pinto to register, indicating whether you will attend in person or remotely.

Melody K. Smith

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