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:

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

David Martinsen, Chair, CINF Communications and Publications Committee