Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 36, Number 1, Spring 1984 Page: 1
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REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN
My initial Chairman's column will be brief. We will have a memorable and successful 1984 in the
Chemical Information Division, not because of anything I do but because the Division has had able
and conscientious leadership and strong membership for many years.
Barbara Prewitt and Jean Marcali-the Division Chairmen whose work I have been closest
to-were very good Chairmen. If I don't get in the way of initiatives they took, CINF will have a good
year. For example:
CINF members for more than two years have seen a good Chemical Information Bulletin get better
under Marge Matthews and Anne Backman. We continue to appreciate ISI support for this activity.
Barbara worked hard and successfully to increase interaction between CINF and other ACS Divisions
and Committees, and continuing and trying to enhance that thrust will be one of my main concerns
I have the privilege of knowing Val Metanomski outside CINF as well as in his former role as CINF
Program Chairman, and I used to worry secretly about how anyone could follow in his footsteps. Now
that I have seen David Johnson's work close-up, I am relieved that the outstanding record of CINF program
planning and execution is safe during my administration. Pete Rusch or his successor will now
have to try to match "our" record by identifying David's successor! Beyond that, the important but
very difficult to develop and stage Tri-Society meeting between CINF, the Chemistry Division of SLA,
and the Special Interest Group on Biological and Chemical Information Systems of ASIS, is being
capably lead by Val, thus providing the greatest assurance I can think of that the next Tri-Society
meeting, in 1986, will be worth our attending.
The committee chairs whose terms continue during 1984 are all good and productive people, and so
are the newcomers who have agreed to accept assignments. I am hopeful that there may be some
breakthroughs in our efforts to sell the information story to the rest of the Society. Arleen Somerville
and her Education Committee will have a strong voice in such efforts. "The videotape" that Jean Marcali
has been alternately pushing and guiding for two years will probably have seen the light of day by
the time these words are printed. I have great expectations for that project.
St. Louis will see our usual excellent program, including an innovative two-day symposium on
"Chemists and their Personal Computers". Examine the printed program and take advantage of this
The Division luncheon on Tuesday, April 10, will feature a talk by Dr. Charles Davis, ACS and CINF
member, who is Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Charles is a chemist, an educator who knows classical librarianship and
modern information technology, and he is a good speaker. The Division of Small Chemical
Businesses will join us in making the luncheon their luncheon as well.
Our evening affair, also on Tuesday, will include a tour and dinner at the Anheuser-Busch brewery.
Dr. Hardwick, Anheuser-Busch Research, has agreed to talk to us and to answer questions about the
chemistry of brewing. The Division of Computers in Chemistry and Iota Sigma Pi will join us at the
brewery, and so we can look forward to an outstanding convival evening.
It is essential that tickets for the luncheon and dinner be bought, either by mail or on site in St.
Louis on Sunday. Because of peculiar St. Louis requirements for early guarantees of attendance, it
appears that we will not be able to have a late ticket salesman on Monday and Tuesday as has been
our practice in other cities.
I am genuinely appreciative of your support in the form of your votes that elected me to the Chairmanship
of the Division. I hope I can continue to merit the confidence of those who voted for me and
at the same time do an adequate job in the eyes of those who did not. Our division is the outstanding
information oriented group in my long experience in this field, and I am proud to be added to the list of
Ralph E. O'Dette, Chairman
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
^Jfit~~~~~ ~DIVISION OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION *
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
We need your suggestions for qualified DCI members to be A list of Members who have previously held positions in the Divinominated
for the positions listed below which will appear on the sion appears on page 2 of this Bulletin for your convenience.
1984 election slate.
* Chairm an-elect (1985) ..................................... Treasurer (1985-86) ........................................
Please fill in this form immediately (nominations deadline-April 15, 1984) and forward to:
Barbara G. Prewitt
CHEMICAL INFORMATION BULLETIN 1
Bristol, PA 19007
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