Meet the First Recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce our first two recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians: Michelle Bass from the University of Chicago and Ian Gordon from Brock University.

Michelle Bass is the Science Research Services Librarian at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.  A primary focus of this position is to serve as a liaison between the library and researchers with a focus on research support services, including scholarly communication, data information literacy, and data management.  Michelle is an active member of the Medical Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries.  She has a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Education. Michelle held a University Library Associate, Graduate Student Assistantship position at the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, from August 2013-June 2015.

Ian Gordon is a Collections / Liaison Librarian at Brock University, located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Working as a Chemistry Librarian with faculty, staff, MSc and Ph.D. students for over 25 years, Ian continues to provide support in divergent subject areas such as organic, viticulture, oenology, nanotechnology, medicinal and bioinorganic chemistry. As a Collections librarian, Ian works with colleagues to investigate what value chemistry and scientific databases, resources and publications bring to research and teaching. Ian is currently working with research co-investigators at Queen’s University, University of Toronto, and Waterloo to shed light on how chemists within academic communities search for, track, document, and keep up to date with new research, patents, chemical data, information, and scholarship.

We want to thank everyone who applied for the travel grant and encourage all librarians to keep their eyes open for a call for applications for our next ACS National Meeting, Spring 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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