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Can’t Miss Sessions for Librarians at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego



From March 13-17, thousands of attendees with gather in San Diego, California for the 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition.

With hundreds of sessions and thousands of papers and posters to see, the schedule can be overwhelming. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a veteran of the meeting, navigating the schedule is a feat in its own.

As ACS’ Library Relations Manager and a former science librarian myself, I’m naturally interested in sessions on data management, the role of libraries, and more. As I prepare for the National Meeting, these sessions are at the top of my list for chemistry librarians and information professionals.


Division of Chemical Information (CINF): Global Initiatives in Research Data Management & Discovery

Sunday, March 13: 1:00-5:00 PM; Monday, March 14: 8:15-11:55 AM and 1:00-5:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry (ANYL), Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP), Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI), and Division of Physical Chemistry (PHYS)

Room 25B – San Diego Convention Center

As research data becomes an integral part of open research and science communication, what tools and resources are currently available? What areas need to advance to meet the future needs of open data?


CINF: Scholarships for Scientific Excellence: Student Poster Competition

Sunday, March 13: 6:30-8:30 PM

Room 3 – San Diego Convention Center

See creative and insightful research posters and meet the next generation of chemistry information professionals at this event.


CINF: Driving Change: Impact of Funders on the Research Data & Publications Landscape

Tuesday, March 14: 8:35 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:50 PM

Co-sponsored by MEDI and Division of Organic Chemistry (ORGN)

Room 25A – San Diego Convention Center

Research funding agencies have a huge impact on researchers, publishers, and libraries. This session will explore issues brought up by these groups at the individual and institutional level.


CINF: Reimagining Libraries as Innovation Centers: Enabling, Facilitating & Collaborating throughout the Research Life Cycle

Wednesday, March 15: 8:45 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30-4:45 PM

Room 24C – San Diego Convention Center

The role of libraries and librarians in the research process is quickly evolving. How are libraries and librarians embracing these changes? What best practices can we learn from them?


Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG): Big Data Science

Thursday, March 16: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30-4:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Division of Biological Chemistry (BIOL), CINF, COMP, MEDI and PHYS

Room 3 – San Diego Convention Center

The open data movement is creating repository after repository of large data sets, but with so many options, how can the research community keep track of them? In this session, I hope to learn the various sources of big data and how our researchers can best use or access this information.


Browse all technical sessions and get more information on the 2016 ACS National Meeting in San Diego.

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