Chemical Literature, Volume 10, Number 2 (Sect. I), Summer 1958 Page: 3
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DIVISION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
.... AT SAN FRANCISCO
DEAN F. GAMBLE, Assistant Secretary
The Executive Committee of the Division met at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in the Sheraton-Palace Hotel
in San Francisco with Division Chairman B. H. Weil
presiding. Those present were Hanna Friedenstein,
Ethaline Cortelyou, Madeline M. Berry, Howard S.
Nutting, Ernest Levens, and Dean Gamble.
The reports of the Secretary, Treasurer (including a
financial statement for the Pittsburgh meeting and report
for the spring of 1958), and Membership Committee
were accepted with little discussion. The Treasury
balance was increased by $639.90 to $1898.77-during
1957 and was further augmented by about $300 from the
Pittsburgh meeting. The Secretary reported the Division
had 873 members and 202 associates in 1957 for a
total of 1075.
The Oomnittee discussed, in relation to the proposed
tylaw amendments, the desirability of continuity in the
offices of Councilor and of Chairman of the Program
Oaxnittee. The bylaws and proposed amendments were approved
by the Committee for presentation to the membership
in the summer issue of Chemical Literature.
Approval was given for a Committee on the Bibliography
of Bibliographies but without a commitment of
Division funds. At the fall meeting a report is to be
submitted on the scope of the project and on the proposed
The committee preparing the list of titles of papers
given at the Division' s programs was encouraged to continue
with the collection, organization, and updating
of this material.
The report of the Journal Study Committee was discussed
at some length. The report stated that the estimated
demand in the initial years for such a journal
would create a large deficit which the Division could
not bear. Since the problem of publication of the Division'
s papers is a serious one, an interim committee
was authorized to investigate other mechanisms for publication.
As an experiment, authors of papers for the fall
meeting are to receive a letter asking that they submit
their papers to a review committee. The purpose of
this committee is to advise authors on the preparation
and presentation of papers.
The Committee authorized an interim committee to review
the Division' s policy on programs. They will consider
the aims and appropriate areas of interest of the
Another committee will investigate the ACS activities
on instructions to authors on how to write, present,
and illustrate papers.
A committee was authorized to set up a file of the
activities and interests of the members and associates.
The Chairman was authorized to approach tie Division
of Clerical Education concerning a joint co!,mittce on
chemical literature courses. This committee would
study the existing courses, prepare suggested course
outlines, set up minimrum library holdings necessary for
such courses, and wori; toward the preparation of course
requirements needed for ACS approval.
DIVISION BUSINESS MEETING
AT SAN FRANCISCO
DEAN F. GAMBLE, Assistant Secretary
Tie regular business meeting of the Division of Chemical
Literature was opened at 4:30 p.m. by B. H. Weil,
Chairman, Tuesday, April 15, in San Francisco. He
reported on the recommendations made by the Executive
Committee at its meeting the previous evening.
This included the authorization to set up the following
(1) a joint committee with the Division of Chemical
Education to survey existing courses and to
work toward improving the training in the use
of chemical literature given to chemists
(2) a committee to reactivate the file of activities
and interests of Division members
(3) a committee authorized to investigate all possible
means of publication since the Journal
Study Comittee reported that a journal is impractical
at this time
(4) a committee to review the philosophy and aims
of the Divisions programs.
Mr. Weil also discussed organizing a speakers bureau
which, in addition to furnishing speakers, would
help members to collect material for talks to local
groups. In answer to an inquiry, he informed the members
that a new edition of the list of papers presented
before the Division is in preparation.
During a discussion of the Division' s programs, suggestions
were made for papers informing chemists about
literature procedures, on groups of papers slanted
toward particular common interests among the members of
other divisions, and on publicizing such papers among
appropriate groups. The opinion was expressed that the
Division has the responsibility of keeping other chemists
informed about the processes by which information
gets from the originator to interested groups, such as
management, the public, workers in the same field,
and scientists in related fields.
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