Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 53 Number 1, Spring 2001 Page: 1
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Message from the Chair
Greetings! By the time you read this, almost one quarter of my term as Chair of the Division of Chemical
Information will have passed. I look forward to meeting as many members as possible during the remainder of my
term, and I hope that we will have opportunities to work more closely together. CINF remains a vibrant
organization because of members' energy, ideas, and input. I encourage each and every one of you to get involved
in CINF activities this year.
Besides the two ACS National Meetings (Spring in San Diego and Fall in Chicago -- I promise all of our lingering
piles of snow will have melted by August!), we are planning our fourth National Chemical Information Symposium
(NCIS) in Waterville, Maine, on the lovely Colby College campus. NCIS is a meeting patterned after the Gordon
Conferences. We encourage CINF members to attend and take advantage of the less frantic pace of this meeting to
explore in-depth issues and challenges that face the chemical information profession. There will be formal talks, a
workshop on teaching chemical information, and organized but informal interest group discussions on a variety of
topics. We'd also like to expand our involvement at Regional ACS Meetings, so if you are unable to attend National
Meetings, but would like to see CINF sponsored sessions at your Region's meeting, please contact me.
The 221st National Meeting will take place shortly in San Diego, California, where CINF has a very exciting
technical program planned. Plan on attending the CINF Welcoming Reception at the start of the meeting on Sunday
evening. It's a wonderful opportunity to make new contacts, greet old friends and interact with colleagues. The
CINF luncheon is also a highlight of each meeting, and in San Diego we are privileged to have Professor Jeffrey
Bada of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as our guest speaker. If you're not able to attend this meeting, be
sure to check for highlights in the issue of the CINF E-News that will appear in late spring, and check the CINF web
site for additional information that should appear a few weeks after the close of the meeting.
Other matters that we are involved with this year include the publication of the results of the CINF salary survey,
reissuing a CINF Membership Directory in accordance with new guidelines from the ACS national office, continued
work on long-range planning for the Division, and expansion of CINF activities to reach members at the regional
and local section levels. We also are in need of volunteers to serve on committees and/or work on CINF programs
and projects. Putting together programs, developing educational materials, writing newsletter articles, creating web
pages, or mentoring colleagues are all areas where we need creative volunteers. Many of these activities require
only a modest time commitment and are extremely important to our organization.
I hope that you all have a healthy and happy 2001, and I encourage you to contact me with ideas, comments and
suggestions for making CINF even better!
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