Committee Reports

CINF Communications and Publications Committee

There has been much happening in the Communications and Publications Committee over recent months. One of the outputs of the Committee is the Chemical Information Bulletin. Published four times a year, the Bulletin includes news about the Division, information about CINF activities at the ACS National Meetings, as well as summaries of symposia, book reviews, interviews with leaders in the industry, and updates from our sponsors. The Bulletin now has an editorial team of four members: Vin Scalfini (University of Alabama) serving as Editor for the odd numbered issues with Teri Vogel (University of California, San Diego) as Assistant Editor, and Svetlana Korolev (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) as Editor of the even numbered issues with David Shobe (Patent Information Consultant) as Assistant Editor. Thanks to all of them for their efforts in producing this publication.

The CINF Website is undergoing a transition of sorts. It is with great thanks that we recognize Danielle Dennie, our departing webmaster. She oversaw the migration of the website to a Drupal environment, and has faithfully taken care of posting new content, maintaining the site, and interacting with all of our community with great efficiency and good will. Danielle has moved to the Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering and Math Library at Concordia University in Montreal, and so is no longer involved in chemical information.

We welcome two individuals to our web environment. Patti McCall (University of Central Florida, photographed at right) is our new Webmaster. Patti is a Physical and Life Sciences Librarian with subject liaisons for biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, mathematics, statistics, Image and physics. Prior to coming to Central Florida, Patti was the Head of Public Services at Pratt Institute Library in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to that, she spent eight years as the Corporate Librarian at Albany Molecular Research, Inc. in Albany, NY. Patti may be unfamiliar to many of us, but looks forward to getting to know us through her position as Webmaster and attendance at future ACS meetings. Joining Patti is Erja Kajosalo (MIT) as Assistant Webmaster.

Finally, we hope you have had a chance to check out the CINF Webinar series this year. Belinda Hurley (Ohio State University) and Carmen Nitsche (CINforma Consulting) have developed an outstanding lineup for this year. Three webinars have already been presented, John Overington and Nicko Goncharoff on SureChem and ChEMBL, Howard Ratner on CHORUS, and Stephanie Dawson on ScienceOpen. The recordings are available on the CINF website under Meetings/Webinars. Information on upcoming webinars planned for October and December can be found at: http://www.acscinf.org/content/upcoming-cinf-webinars.

Thanks to a great team for support of the CINF Division through communications and publications.

David Martinsen, Chair, CINF Communications and Publications Committee

CINF Education Committee

The CINF Education Committee met on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm in the Marina Room of the Palace Hotel. Members attending included Grace Baysinger (Chair), Chuck Huber, Marion Peters, and Donna Wrublewski.  Guests attending included Jeremy Garritano, Judith Currano, and Suzanne Redalje.

Membership: As three members’ terms will expire at the end of 2014, we are interested in recruiting replacements for them. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Grace Baysinger (graceb@stanford.edu).

Announcement: There will be a discussion forum on the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on Monday 12 pm -3 pm during the ACS Meeting in San Francisco. The discussion will involve both the hard copy and electronic versions of the Handbook. All are invited to attend and participate.

SOCED: A member of ACS Society Committee on Education (SOCED), Jeremy Garritano, gave an informal report from a SOCED meeting he had attended. The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), a new organization created to support K-12 teachers, became  Imageoperational. The Science ABC’s book is now available digitally. Two new international student chapters have been formed, one in Germany and one in Singapore. As a follow up to the ACS Presidential Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences, Jeremy briefly summarized results for a survey given to 3,000 graduate students.

Graduate Student Information Skills: In addition to comments already submitted, members were asked to send comments on this draft document to Grace by the end of October. If there are other CINF members who are interested in reviewing and commenting on this document, please contact Grace Baysinger (graceb@stanford.edu).

Short Journal Abbreviations: The need to be able to easily locate very short journal abbreviations used in the older literature was discussed. Options are being explored to for addressing this issue.

CINF Education Committee Programming: Ideas and possibilities were discussed for upcoming ACS National Meetings and for Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) 2016, which will be held at the University of Northern Colorado.

Procedures Manual for the CINF Education Committee: The charge, objectives, and responsibilities for the CINF Education Committee were reviewed and revised. After any approvals that are needed by the Division, the revised document will be deposited into the CINF Procedures Manual and will be posted on the CINF Education Committee pages. A draft version of these changes is appended so that all CINF members can review them and provide comments.

Education Committee Section of the Procedures Manual Revised September 5, 2014

Term of Office and Composition: 

Chair:

The Committee Chair is appointed by the Division Chair for a term of three successive one-year terms.  The Committee Chair may previously have served on the Committee, preferably as Assistant Chair, during the year immediately preceding his/her term. 

Members:

Members are appointed by the Committee Chair for no more than three successive one-year terms with the approval of the Division Chair. Members should include representatives from a wide range of chemical information areas, such as chemistry faculty, academic librarians, industrial information specialists, government information specialists, and database producers and vendors.  Attendance at ACS National Meetings is not required for committee members. 

Objectives:

Help foster chemical information literacy and best practices among information professionals, information providers, and users.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide a liaison relationship with information producers and vendors. Help chemical information instructors improve the quality of information instruction.

Organize chemical information symposia or posters at the ACS National meetings. When possible, offer or participate in chemical information symposia, workshops, and posters at the Biennial Conference of Chemical Education (BCCE) and at ACS Regional Meetings.

Collaborate with other ACS Technical Divisions, Local Sections, and Committees.

Provide advice to the ACS Committee on Professional Training, ACS Society Committee on Education (SOCED), ACS Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service, and other ACS groups about chemical information literacy.

Maintain the Chemical Information Literacy page on the CINF website. 

Meetings:

Meetings are held twice a year for two hours on the Saturday that immediately precedes the start of each ACS National Meeting. Virtual meetings, discussion by email, etc. are also held as needed.

Committee Pages:

ACS CINF > Committees > Education

ACS Network: CINF Education Committee Members (a private site for members; contains archive of Committee documents)

Grace Baysinger, Chair, CINF Education Committee

CINF Membership Committee

CINF membership increased dramatically by 39.1% to1316 between 2013 and 2014 with the net addition of 370 new members. Regular Student Members and Student Member Undergraduate categories together grew by 404 new members, which masked a 4.3% decline in Regular Members.

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Not all member records specify gender. Assuming a 50/50 split of those not specified, two thirds of CINF members are male and one third is female.  While the overall split is not significantly different between 2013 and 2014, fewer members specified their gender in 2014.

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A seismic shift in cross-divisional membership occurred between 2013 and 2014. The Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division (IEC), Catalysis Science & Technology Division (CATL), and Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division (CELL) memberships all increased dramatically, overshadowing the Divisions that have historically been strong for cross-divisional overlap with CINF, namely, COMP, MEDI, and ORGN.

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The new student members are responsible for the large increase in cross-membership with IEC, CATL, and CELL.

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Geographically, the 80/20 rule applies to CINF membership, with 80% of the members having a primary address in the United States.

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Gregory Banik, Chair, CINF Membership Committee

CINF Member Profile: Elsa Alvaro

A new feature, Member Profile, was introduced by Donna Wrublewski, Incoming Chair 2015 of the CINF Membership Committee, in the previous fall 2014 issue of Chemical Information Bulletin (/node/648). Find out more about your CINF colleagues, what they find valuable about CINF, and even identify potential collaborators! If you’re interested in being interviewed for an upcoming CIB, please e-mail Donna at dtwrub@caltech.edu.

ImageWho are you?

Elsa Alvaro

What do you do?

I am the librarian for chemistry, physics, and astronomy at Northwestern University. I connect people with the information resources that they need and also manage Northwestern University Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy collections. I have an exciting job that allows me to work on many different things and constantly develop new skills. Right now, I am preparing the sessions that I'm going to teach during the fall quarter, working on an exhibit that I am co-curating about the intersection of art and science, and analyzing different sources of quantitative and qualitative data to see what we can learn about our users and their future needs.

Why are you in the chemical information field?

It's the perfect fit for combining a passion for information and a chemistry background. After I got my PhD in organic chemistry (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), I came to the United States to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focused on studying the mechanism of the palladium-catalyzed thiation of aryl halides. I loved it, especially the feeling of solving a challenging puzzle and the excitement of doing something new, but I realized that I also had an interest in what was going on in the information and scholarly communication worlds. So towards the end of my postdoc, I started taking courses as a community credit student at UIUC's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to go back to grad school and get a library science degree at Indiana University Bloomington. I was very lucky to have inspiring mentors who were supportive and encouraging: John Hartwig, my postdoc advisor, and Roger Beckman, chemistry librarian at IU Bloomington.

What makes CINF valuable to you?

CINF is a great group to be involved with and a true career enhancer. In CINF you find a mixture of librarians, publishers, developers, cheminformaticians, etc. that it is extremely hard to find anywhere else. I get to learn a lot from other people’s experiences and perspectives, and there is always something new and interesting going on. Of course, I also love coming to ACS Meetings and attending CINF Symposia. I am now a member of the CINF Program Committee.

ACS Council

The members of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) will be interested in the following news from the ACS Council meeting held in San Francisco, August 23, 2014.

Committee Election Results and Candidates for National Elections:

Please note that those elected to the following committees include three CINF officers:

  • The Committee on Nominations and Elections (N&E) presented to the Council the following slate of candidates for membership on the Committee on Committees beginning in 2015: Spiro D. Alexandratos, Mark A. Benvenuto, Mitchell R.M. Bruce, Judith N. Currano, Jetty L. Duffy-Matzner, Kathleen Gibboney, Helen A. (Bonnie) Lawlor, Zaida Morales-Martinez, Robert A. Pribush, and Patricia A. Redden. By electronic ballot, the Council elected Mitchell R.M. Bruce, Judith N. Currano, Helen A. (Bonnie) Lawlor, Zaida Morales-Martinez, and Robert A. Pribush for the 2015-2017 term.
  • The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to the Council the following slate of candidates for membership on the Council Policy Committee beginning in 2015: Lawrence Barton, Dwight W. Chasar, Lynne P. Greenblatt, Martha G. Hollomon, Peter C. Jurs, Pamela D. Kistler, Doris I. Lewis, Christopher Masi, Andrea Twiss-Brooks, and Linette M. Watkins. By electronic ballot, the Council elected Lawrence Barton, Lynne P. Greenblatt, Peter C. Jurs, and Linette M. Watkins, for the 2015-2017 term, and Andrea Twiss-Brooks for the remainder of a 2014-2016 term.
  • The Council Policy Committee presented to the Council the following slate of candidates for membership on the Committee on Nominations and Elections beginning in 2015: Anthony W. Addison, John W. Finley, Lydia E.M. Hines, Roland F. Hirsch, Robert L. Lichter, Mamie W. Moy, Anne T. O’Brien, Eleanor D. Siebert, Herbert B. Silber, and Ralph A. Wheeler. By electronic ballot, the Council elected Lydia E.M. Hines, Robert L. Lichter, Mamie W. Moy, Anne T. O’Brien, and Eleanor D. Siebert for the 2015-2017 term.

N&E announced the candidates for the fall 2014 ACS national election as follows:

Candidates for President-Elect, 2015:

  • Peter K. Dorhout, Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • William A. Lester, Jr., Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Donna J. Nelson, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Candidates for Directors-at-Large, 2015-2017:

  • Dawn A. Brooks, Sr. Director, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • William F. Carroll, Jr., Vice-President, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Dallas, TX
  • Barbara A. Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, and Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Ellen B. Stechel, Deputy Director, ASU-LightWorks, Tempe, AZ,  Arizona State University

Candidates for District III Director, 2015-2017:

  • Pat N. Confalone, Confalone Consulting, LLC, (Retired DuPont), Wilmington, DE
  • Anne S. DeMasi, Hazard Communication Manager, Chemtura Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Candidates for District VI Director, 2015-2017:

  • Paul W. Jagodzinski, Dean, College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Lee H. Latimer, Consultant, Oakland, CA

ACS and CINF members are urged to suggest names for ACS President, Board of Directors and elected committee positions: nomelect@acs.org/

Selected Committee Reports:

On the recommendation of ConC, Council voted to continue the Committee on Patents and Related Matters, subject to concurrence by the Board of Directors; and to continue the Committee on Technician Affairs.

Council Policy (CPC)

At the spring meeting in 2015, CPC will set the divisor for 2016 – 2019. The formula will be based on membership numbers as of December 31, 2014. Official notification of the Councilor divisor and the number of Councilors permitted for Local Sections or Divisions will be sent to Local Sections and Divisions no later than May 1, 2015, as it will affect elections conducted in 2015. 

B&F reviewed the Society’s 2014 probable year-end financial projection which calls for a Net Contribution from operations of $14.4 million, or $752,000 higher than the Approved Budget. Total revenues are projected at $497.2 million. This is $1.1 million or 0.2% unfavorable to the Approved Budget. The projected shortfall is primarily driven by lower-than-budgeted Electronic Services, Registration Fees, and Advertising revenues. Total expenses are projected at $482.8 million, which is $1.9 million or 0.4% favorable to the Approved Budget. This variance is the result of lower-than-budgeted expenses across multiple categories primarily in the Society’s information services divisions (CAS and Publications). The Probable 1 projection was developed using May 31 actual financial results. Based on more recent information through July, management believes this projection will be exceeded.

More details at the B&F website:

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/committees/budget.html

Education (SOCED)

SOCED received an update on the new American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), which is now accepting members and will officially launch September 2, 2014. AACT member benefits include access to curricular resources, such as lesson plans and multimedia; professional development opportunities; a subscription to ChemMatters; and an online member network.  Membership is available to any interested ACS member.

AACT website: http://teachchemistry.org/

Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA)

CEPA announced that the unemployment rate for all ACS chemists has dropped from 3.5% in March 2013 to 2.9% as of March 2014, but the unemployment rate for new chemistry graduates as of August 2013 is considered to be an all-time high of 14.6%. The number is higher when we isolate bachelor’s level graduates, for whom the rate is 15.8%.

CEPA Career Navigator: www.acs.org/careernavigator

On the recommendation of CEPA, Council voted to approve the Professional Employment Guidelines.

Committee on Meetings and Expositions (M&E)

M&E reported that 11,847 papers were accepted for the 248th National Meeting in San Francisco. As of August 13, total attendance was 15,761. The last meeting in San Francisco was held in the spring of 2010 and attendance totaled 18,076. Attendance at this meeting broke down as follows:

Regular:          9,840

Students:         3,671

Guests:               568

Exhibitors:       1,131

Exhibit-only:       551

Attendance at the fall National meetings since 2004 is as follows:

2004: Philadelphia, PA                        14,025

2005:  Washington, DC:                      13,148

2006:  San Francisco, CA                    15,714

<2007:  Boston, MA:                             15,554

2008:  Philadelphia, PA:                      13,805

2009:  Washington, DC:                      14,129

2010:  Boston, MA:                               14,151

2011:  Denver, CO:                               10,076

2012: Philadelphia, PA:                       13,251

2013: Indianapolis, IN:                        10,840

2014: San Francisco, CA:                    15,761

The Exposition had 432 booths with 285 exhibiting companies. The Committee voted to recommend to the Board of Directors the following sites for National Meetings:

  • Boston: fall 2024, 2029, 2031
  • San Diego: spring 2025, 2031, and fall 2027
  • New Orleans: spring 2027, 2032
  • Chicago: fall 2022.

The Committee heard an update on the Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS). The new system will launch August 25 in preparation for the Denver National Meeting. Regional Meetings and specialty conferences will use MAPS starting in January 2015.

M&E has voted to strengthen the current recording policy at National Meetings by including enforcement language. Failure to follow the policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the meeting.

Divisional Activities (DAC)

The Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group is proposing the following 2018-2019 national meeting themes to the divisions for their consideration:

  • Spring: Energy Solutions and the Environment
  • Fall: Chemistry – from Bench to Market
  • Spring: Chemistry for New Frontiers

Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC)

National Chemistry Week will be held October 19-25 with the theme, “The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy.”

On the recommendation of LSAC, the Council voted to dissolve the Ocean County Local Section due to inactivity. The motion by to have the Ocean County Local Section territory annexed by the Philadelphia Local Section was withdrawn from further action.

Membership Affairs (MAC)

MAC reported that as of June 30, the total ACS membership was 158,869, a net increase of 512 since May of this year. The number of international members has grown this year by 312, to almost 25,000. The number of current, unpaid members declined in June and is 13% lower than June 2013.  As of July 1, automatic renewal (on credit card) became available. The Committee also voted to extend its current test of an introductory membership offer to those who join the Society at non-ACS conferences and events to include the graduate students and potential Regular Members who attend ACS on Campus events worldwide each year.

International Activities (IAC)

On the recommendation of IAC, Council voted to approve the establishment of an International Chemical Sciences Chapter in South Africa. This action requires Board action, too.

Professional Training (CPT)

The Committee concluded discussion of the guidelines revision and voted provisional approval of the draft document. The draft will be distributed to department chairs of chemistry programs this fall. CPT also approved the final report of a survey on chemical information resources that will be published in the Committee newsletter and website.

Actions of the Board of Directors

The Board’s Executive Session

The Board’s Committees

The Board of Directors received reports from its Committees on Grants and Awards (G&A), Executive Compensation, and the Society Committee on Budget and Finance (B&F).

On the recommendation of the Committee on Grants and Awards, the Board voted to approve Society nominations for the 2015 Perkin Medal and the 2015 nominee for the National Science Board Public Service Award.

On the recommendation of the Committee on Budget and Finance, the Board voted to approve an advance member registration fee of $390 for national meetings held in 2015.

The Board received a briefing and approved several recommendations from its Committee on Executive Compensation. The compensation of the Society’s executive staff receives regular review from the Board. 

The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer’s Report

The Executive Director/CEO and her direct reports updated the Board on the following: a summary of a recent survey measuring ACS employee engagement; the ACS’s global presence and activities; a recommendation on allocating certain investment income from the ACS Endowment Fund to Project SEED; activities and plans of CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) and the ACS Publications Division; and a report on “Challenges and Opportunities for ACS, 2015-2017.”

As a follow-up to the Publications report, the Board voted to appoint or reappoint several editors of Society publications.

The Board was also updated on the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), a new organization sponsored by the ACS that is officially launching in September. Membership is now open to anyone with an interest in chemistry education. The website is www.teachchemistry.org

Other Society Business

The Board also

  • Held a discussion on strategic questions related to how we can strengthen ACS’s service to chemistry communities and professionals worldwide.
  • Received an update on the recruitment process for the Executive Director and CEO position. This position offers wonderful challenge and opportunity. We have retained Korn Ferry International, a large, globally known firm, to conduct the search, and the position is currently being advertised.  We hope to complete the process in time to have a new Executive Director and CEO in place January 1, 2015.
  • Received reports from the Presidential Succession on their current and planned activities for the remainder of 2014 and 2015.
  • Approved, on the recommendation of its Committee on Professional and Member Relations, a resolution to recognize the contributions of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the peaceful application of the chemical sciences to improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry and advancing its broader enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.
  • Approved, on the recommendation of the Committee on Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols, a resolution welcoming the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry (CCQM) to co-locate its fall 2015 Committee meeting at the ACS Fall National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Board’s Open Session

The Board held a well-attended open session which featured Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb, both of which were national bestsellers and named Amazon “Top 5” science books of the year. His newest book, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, was recently released and is receiving high acclaim. Mr. Kean’s topic was “The Disappearing Spoon,” the wonders of the periodic table. Following the presentation, members of the presidential succession and the Executive Director and CEO offered brief reports on their activities. (The officers provided more extensive reports on their activities and/or future plans as part of their reports to the Council.)

Andrea Twiss-Brooks and Bonnie Lawlor, CINF Councilors

 

Joint Board-Council Committee on CAS

The Committee (CCAS) met in Executive Session on August 8, 2014, engaging with CAS management in a lively discussion on a number of recent developments that provide researchers with access to the most comprehensive, authoritative scientific content and enhance their workflows and productivity.
 The CAS databases now contain more than 400 million cited references included for journals, conference proceedings and basic patents from the USPTO, EPO and German patent offices (1997 to the present).

One-click access to SciFinder is now available to customers from ChemDraw, providing scientists with a highly sought after shared research solution.

The new non-Java CAS structure editor continues to be updated and is approaching full functionality.
Ongoing content and functionality enhancements to new STN continue to drive increased engagement and usage.

Global patent coverage was expanded with the launch of full-text content from Korea, Australia and the United Kingdom.

New STN Global Value Pricing provides unlimited access for customers of all sizes at a fixed price while maximizing the value and power of STN.

CCAS continues its role as a conduit of information between Society members (and users of CAS services), the ACS Governing Board for Publishing and CAS management, providing CAS management with valuable and enthusiastic feedback on current and future initiatives throughout the discussions in San Francisco. For example, as a result of feedback, CAS will be conducting user research to understand the value of the CASSI Search Tool to help evaluate enhancement requests such as adding old, very short journal abbreviations.

Grace Baysinger, Chair, Joint Board-Council Committee on CAS

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Image credit: http://www.cas.org/

Find out more at: http://www.cas.org/content/references/most-cited-references

 

Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications

The open session of the Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications (JBCCP) was held on August 8, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The Division President, Brian Crawford, presented an overview of the ACS Publications Division’s operational highlights, new product introductions, recent editor appointments, technology-based initiatives, and open access developments including the “ACS is Open” strategic initiative. His presentation slides are available at:  /PDFs/JBCCP_080814.pdf.

Staff presented the final report for the strategic analysis of C&EN, a project initiated in September 2013. As a result of the analysis, C&EN launched a number of initiatives.

It was announced that three Editor Search Committees had recommended, and the ACS Board of Directors had approved, the following appointments:

  • Professor Courtney C. Aldrich (University of Minnesota) to serve as the inaugural Editor of the new ACS journal, ACS Infectious Diseases, effective in 2015.
  • Professor Paul J. Chirik (Princeton University) to serve as the Editor of Organometallics, effective in 2015.
  • Professor David L. Kaplan (Tufts University) to serve as the inaugural Editor of the new journal, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, effective in 2015.

Debra Davis, Staff Secretary, Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications

 

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ACS ChemWorx user base now >50,000; new 2,0 release imminent

Register free (even for non-ACS members) at www.acschemworx.org

ACS ChemWorx Introduced its English Editing Service in March 2014

Read more news of the ACS Publications in ACS Excellence, Fall 2014.

 

CINF Social Networking Events

ImageThe ACS Division of Chemical Information is very fortunate to receive generous financial support from our sponsors to maintain the high quality of the Division’s technical programs and to promote communication between members at social functions.  This year we had a large number of sponsors for the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, and CINF members and friends got to enjoy networking occasions at four splendid gatherings. (A photo from the CINF Welcoming Reception).

On Sunday the CINF Welcoming Reception was sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories, InfoChem, Kilmorie Clarke, PerkinElmerSpringer, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, and AAAS/Science.

On Monday the Harry’s Party (recognized for its 50th anniversary noble tradition) was sponsored exclusively by ACS Publications

On Tuesday the CINF Luncheon was sponsored exclusively by RSC Publishing, and the 2014 Herman Skolnik Award Reception honoring Dr. Engelbert Zass was funded by Elsevier/Reaxys, Thieme Chemistry, ACS Publications and Chemical Abstracts Service.

Our sponsors also help to support other divisional activities at the meetings including Scholarships for Scientific Excellence for graduate students and postdocs in chemical information. At the 2014 Fall Meeting the four scholarships were sponsored exclusively by Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Division gratefully acknowledges contribution from all our sponsors! 

Looking forward to spring 2015, several opportunities are available to support the Division’s social events, speakers, and other conference-related material. Our sponsors are acknowledged on the CINF web site, in the Chemical Information Bulletin, on printed meeting materials, and at all events for which we use their contributions. Additional venues and benefits are reviewed in our Sponsorship Opportunities brochure at: http://www.acscinf.org/PDF/CINF_Sponsorship_Brochure.pdf.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about supporting CINF: Phil Heller, Chair, Fundraising Committee Email: Fundraising@acscinf.org Tel: 917-450-4591

Philip Heller, Chair, CINF Fundraising Committee

CINF photos from the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting are at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cinf/sets/

Photos by Wendy Warr