Other Awards

Wiggins-Roth Award for Outstanding Service

Special Libraries Association Chemistry Division

Ms. Grace Baysinger was the first recipient of the SLA Chemistry Division’s Wiggins-Roth Award for Outstanding Service.  The Wiggins-Roth Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of chemical information, and is named in honor of Gary Wiggins and Dana Roth. 

Ms. Baysinger is currently the head librarian at the Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.  She is known for her bright outlook, well-thought out opinions, and significant contributions to academic libraries, chemical information, and chemical publishing.  Throughout her career, she has developed significant contributions to chemical information reference; these include: Web guides, tutorials, slides, and other materials.  She has generously shared these materials with the larger community of chemical information professionals.  The entire chemical information community has benefitted from Ms. Baysinger’s effectiveness in making the case for changes and improvements in chemistry-related databases, software, and printed products.

Cory Craig
Chair, SLA Chemistry Division Awards Committee


Mike Lynch Award

Chemical Structure Association Trust

Dr. Engelbert Zass received the CSA Trust Mike Lynch Award at the 9th International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS), held June 5-9 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.  The Mike Lynch Award is presented every three years by the Chemical Structure Association Trust (CSA trust) to acknowledge the lifetime work of an individual with "outstanding accomplishments in education, research and development activities that are related to the systems and methods used to store, process and retrieve information about chemical structures, reactions and properties"  (CSA Trust, 2011). 

Dr. Zass is the head of the ETH Zurich Chemistry Biology Pharmacy Information Center.  He has been a member of ACS since 1972, and he joined CINF in 1981. He delivered a keynote address at ICCS, entitled "The intermediary reloaded - On the need for a 'Go-Between' to information users and producers," and the slides for this presentation are posted on the ICCS Web site, at http://www.int-conf-chem-structures.org/presentations.html.