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2021 Annual Meeting Keynote | Dr. Joseph M. Williams – Fighting Racial Inequity in the Publishing Industry: Closing the Intention-Behavior Gap

Most members of the scholarly publishing community would say they value racial equity and inclusivity within the industry. Some do so for strategic reasons, perhaps to diversify and grow their customer base or improve their bottom line; others value racial equity because they believe it is the right thing to do. However, for many who work in scholarly publishing, gaps often appear between rhetoric and action. Research shows that intentions do not adequately predict behaviors. This keynote address will explore the personal and professional obstacles that prevent members of the scholarly publishing community from engaging in anti-racist work within organizations and communities and offer tips for turning good intentions into actions. || Speakers: Joseph M. Williams, PhD, Cason Lynley
Publication Date
05/26/2021
Without dwelling on the tumultuous events of the past year, our 43rd Annual Meeting aimed to recognize their impact, igniting—and sometimes forcing—innovation to meet changing demands. We explored the many new paths that materialize if we are willing to embrace the unexpected. What new insights and strategies have been discovered and implemented? What are the possibilities that have yet to be realized? As we move from reacting to adapting, how will our responses change the future of scholarly communications? And how should our responsibility to the larger academic ecosystem during this extraordinary time shape those responses? If you missed the SSP Annual Meeting, you can purchase individual keynote, plenary, and educational sessions on demand in the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library. You can also purchase an All Access Pass to the content on the Pathable platform through November 1.