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COMMITTEES | Participate In Your Society

All committees are open to member participation. Contact the committee's chairperson if you are interested in joining or would like more information. 

Select any committee below for more information. Participation is welcome and encouraged.

Annual Meeting

This committee is tasked with creating and managing continuity in annual meeting planning, organizing, and budgeting. Members collaborate with convener/host of future meetings to pass along information and provide guidance through the difficult planning process. 

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Communications

Maintains the AMMP website. Manages changing information, posts new items, and keeps Annual Meeting information up-to-date. Also manages and posts AMMP news and information on social media outlets (twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)

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Elections

Helps to select qualified candidates to fill required positions in the leadership of the organization.  Organizes and manages the call for candidate nominations. This important committee will aid in developing the future direction of the association through its leadership. 

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Publications

Encourages presenters of talks and posters from each meeting to post their work as pdf's on the AMMP website, assists as needed in converting powerpoint or other files to post-able pdf's.  Edits postprints for post meeting publication.

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Training

Works to develop training methods and pathways to share knowledge of techniques, standards and use of materials. Manages videos available on AMMP YouTube channel.

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Awards

Helps to select recipients of the William W. Amaral Legacy Award, AMMP Service Award, Russ McCarty Student Travel Award, and other awards as they are developed. Also engages in fundraising for monetary awards. Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting of the AMMP.

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Development

Members of this committee work to advance the mission of AMMP and strengthen its standing in the community. They ensure that AMMP serves the needs of its members while fostering growth among individuals through targeted development opportunities. They will also Promote diversity in membership and fundraise for general funds, awards and travel grants.

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Membership

Works with Membership Secretary to maintain detailed records of membership. Publishes member directory, recruits and encourages new membership in the organization. Serves an important role in developing and growing the membership of the AMMP.  

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Resources & Materials

Maintains resource display for meetings and lists of archival materials and suggested suppliers. Explores the archival characteristics and material properties of new materials. Posts or publishes this information so that it is accessible to members. If warranted, works with the publications committee.

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Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Established 2014

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