Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 45, Number 3, Summer 1993 Page: 1
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In my first message to you this year, I mentioned the 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Chicago
ACS National Meeting. Thanks to the hard work of the Anniversary Committee under Bonnie Lawlor's
direction, this promises to be an event to remember. I hope to see you there on Sunday, August 22,
6:00-7:30 PM, so be sure to order your tickets early! I also noted in an earlier "Chairman's Message"
the need for external fundraising. Many ACS divisions have external support for their activities, especially
for programming. At the Denver CINF Executive Committee meeting, it was decided that our
newly formed Fundraising Committee should concentrate on a few specific areas, including awards and
sponsorship of social events and programs. To that end, the committee is charged with finding $5,000
for awards and $10,000 for upcoming programs. If you want to help in these worthly endeavors, please
contact me. My e-mail address in WIGGINS@INDIANA or WIGGINS@INDIANA.EDU.
Another new venture for CINF is our first National Chemical Information Symposium, planned for June
19-23, 1994 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Patterned after the highly successful
Gordon Conferences, the new meeting should bring together a large group of people with interests in
chemical information to explore the field in a relaxed atmosphere.
Following up on another point mentioned in the Winter 1993 CIB column, the new CINF Long-Range
Planning Committee (Michael O'Hara, Jon Palmer, Gerald Vander Stouw, Gary Wiggins, Joanne Witiak,
and Barbara Wood) had its first meeting in Denver. Despite the fact that the meeting was held in a
micro-brewery (It's a chemical process, after all), the committee considered a number of important
questions and set a goal of providing a focused agenda topic for the CINF Executive Committee at
its August 21 Planning Session.
By the time you receive this issue of the CIB, you should be well along in your plans to attend the
Chicago ACS National Meeting. CINF's programs are always interesting, but this meeting is one you
won't want to miss. Wendy Warr has put together the kick-off session on the topic of "New Technologies
for the Delivery of Chemical Information". Another formal session is the Skolnik Award Symposium
on Tuesday afternoon. This year we are honoring Dr. Peter Willett for his many contributions to
the field of chemical information science. For those with an interest in chemical information instruction,
CINF is sponsoring a 1/2-day session on Thursday morning which concentrates on training non-academic
scientists and is co-sponsoring with the Division of Chemical Education a full-day session on
Monday, "Chemical Information Instruction in the 90's: Facing Reality." Chemical information careers,
spectroscopic databases, electronic notebooks, QSAR, and Beilstein are among other sessions which
you may attend at the Chicago meeting.
In addition to the sessions which take place during the day at the August meeting, don't forget Monday
evening's Sci-Mix, where posters on the theme of "Bringing Copyright into the Electronic Age" will be
displayed. Our CINF luncheon on Tuesday features Eugene Garfield as speaker, and the final social
event is the Skolnik Reception, to be held Tuesday evening, 5:30-7:00 PM.
Finally, I have a request for assistance. A committee which the CINF Executive Committee has decided
to re-vitalize is the Public Relations Committee. If you like to produce press releases and are seeking
an easy way to keep up with what is going on in the division, I invite you to volunteer to serve on
See you in Chicago!
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