Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 30, Number 1, Spring 1978 Page: 1
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CHAIRMAN'S ('78) MESSAGE
1978 should be a year of challenge for all of us! The recently released report of the CHIF Long Range Planning Committee
(LRPC), summarized on pages 4-6 of this Bulletin, reflects the concerns of not only our Division members, but also
of other professional societies and of management executives who support (or deny) our participation in these
organizations. Carlos M. Bowman, LRPC chairman, and his competent committee have presented us with an in-depth
analysis of responsibilities to our members and to our managements, and have provided sound and far-sighted
recommendations for fulfilling these responsibilities. The Division is indebted to the Committee for its comprehensive
report - and now must assume the obligation of implementing its suggestions. The support of the entire CHIF membership
will be needed to attain this goal. Some steps have been initiated already, e.g., the appointment of a committee
to define guidelines and standards for papers and visual aids (C.M. Bowman, chairman, R.E. O'Dette, P.F. Sorter);
changes in frequency and scope of the Chemical Information Bulletin; specified duties for the program chairman
which include separate planning meetings, appointment of a long-range planning subcommittee within the program
committee, etc. - but the major job lies ahead.
We are scheduling a longer, earlier Business meeting in Anaheim (Tuesday, March 14, 3:30 - 5:00) at which
the LRPC report will be discussed in detail. We urge you to attend, prepared with questions, suggestions and
(most important) offers of cooperative assistance. If you cannot be in Anaheim, please "attend" the meeting anyway
by mailing us your ideas. The Business meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss the changing ACS support
to the Divisions, i.e., increased Council representation and financial support, and the establishment of the Experimental
Our luncheon speaker, Dr. Melvin Calvin, University of California, Berkeley, is well known to all of us as the
recipient of numerous medals and awards (Nobel prize, Priestley medal among others). His range of interests in
research is far reaching and diversified - what kinds of demands will these interests place on information support
in the future?
A year of challenges! Trying to meet them should provide for all of us an exciting, rewarding year.
Mary H. Restock
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