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Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC

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It only seemed like we just left San Francisco and now we are gearing up for the next ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. From August 20-24, presentations will be given covering every aspect of chemistry from analytical, to polymers, chemical information, and even law.

These are the sessions I have at the top of my list and I recommend them for librarians and information professionals:


Sunday, August 20: 1:15-4:30 PM

Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Liberty Ballroom Salon M

PRES Science Communications: The Art of Developing a Clear Message

Science is incredibly valuable to the greater good, but learning to talk about science is a challenge. I am looking forward to attending this symposium to hear more about developing a clear message about science.


Sunday, August 20: 6:30-8:30 PM

Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Farragut Square/Lafayette Park

CINF Scholarships for Scientific Advancement: Student Poster Competition

See the latest student research in chemical information and cheminformatics at this reception and poster session. Scholarships sponsored by ACS Publications.


Monday, August 21: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 146C

MPPG: 2017 C&EN Talented 12

Hear TED-style talks from the C&EN Talented 12. They are all young researchers using chemistry to solve global problems. The Talented 12 are chosen by the editors of C&EN after reviewing hundreds of nominations.


Monday, August 21: 8:20 AM-12:00 PM, 1:20-5:00 PM

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Junior Ballroom 2

CINF Collaborating for Success: Professional Skills Development for Undergraduates, Graduates & Post-Docs

Co-sponsored by CHED, PROF, YCC

It is crucial to prepare students and post-docs for life after the classroom, the degree, and fellowships. What professional skills are important for all students and post-docs to learn? This full-day symposium should help start the discussion to bring together the various programs, classes, and workshops that are being offered between libraries, publishers, faculty, etc.


Monday, August 21: 8:30 AM-12:10 PM, 1:35-5:15 PM

Wednesday, August 23: 9:05-11:55 AM, 1:20-5:00 PM

CINF Government(-Funded) Chemical Databases & Open Chemistry

There are so many free resources funded and/or developed using government resources. This two-day symposium should help provide insight into all of these different platforms, their strengths, weaknesses, and any future developments for them.


Tuesday, August 22: 1:45-5:25 PM

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Junior Ballroom 2

CINF Why Open Data? Effective Use Cases & Exemplars for Open Data & Citizen Science

Open data has been a cornerstone of the open access movement. In order to help advance research, it makes sense to openly provide data from previous research. Citizen science has been a major growth area in recent years. It will be great to hear the cases presented in the symposium where these two intersect and their impact on the greater community.



CINF – Division of Chemical Information

MPPG – Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group

PRES – Presidential Events

PROF – Division of Professional Relations

YCC – Younger Chemists Committee

Get more information about the conference and on registering.



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