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Recent Events Honoring Dana Roth

The recent American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Francisco, California, saw Caltech’s own Dana Roth honored by both the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) and the ACS.

Dana was awarded the title of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) at a dinner with representatives from the RSC, Caltech, and Dana’s co-author on Chemical Information for Chemists (published by the RSC), Judith Currano:


Chemical Information for Chemists recently received a four-star “essential” review from CHOICE magazine, a library resource review publication from the American Library Association.

On Wednesday, August 13, a symposium entitled “It Takes Two To Tango: Chemistry Librarians Partnering with Publishers and Researchers To Advance the Chemical Sciences” was held to honor Dana’s contributions to the field of chemical information. It was organized by Judith Currano, Head of the Chemistry Library at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ted Baldwin, Director of the Science and Engineering Library at University of Cincinnati.

A summary of the symposium can be found in the Winter 2014 edition of the Chemical Information Bulletin, and links to slides from the presentation can be found therein.

Congratulations Dana on these well-deserved honors, and thank you for your past and continuing service to the field of chemical librarianship!

Library Workshop: Overview of Library Resources: Wednesday, October 8, 2:00pm

Overview of Library Resources

This class will give a quick overview of Library services, collections, and databases. We’ll talk about Docuserve, CODA, finding print and ejournals, our locations and Open Access. Whether you’re new to campus or have been here for years this class will help you make use of all that the Library has to offer.

Wednesday, October 8


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328



The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. Starting on October 3, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM on the first Friday of each month. The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups.

Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at

CaltechAUTHORS is back up as of 6:04 PM

Maintenance work has been completed and CaltechAUTHORS is once again available.

August new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of August 2014 are now available. This month’s book list includes book cover images for many items, and links to Amazon to allow you to browse the books electronically. Please note that we provide no guarantee that Amazon has contracted with the publisher to allow viewers to browse specific books.

CaltechAUTHORS downtime at 5:30 PM today

The CaltechAUTHORS CODA database will be down for approximately an hour beginning at 5:30 PM today, Friday 9/5/2014, while we perform necessary maintenance.

CaltechAUTHORS is back up

CaltechAUTHORS database maintenance is complete and CaltechAUTHORS is once again available.

CaltechAUTHORS downtime at 5:00 PM today

The CaltechAUTHORS CODA database will be unavailable for approximately one hour beginning at 5:00 pm today, because of emergency hardware maintenance. A notice will be posted here when it is back up.

SFX/Caltech Connect is available

Maintenance work on SFX / Caltech Connect has been completed and all services are once again available.

Labor Day weekend hours

Friday 8/29
Registration for Caltech affiliates ends at 3pm.
Saturday 8/30
All libraries have regular Saturday hours.
Sunday 8/31
SFL closes at midnight. Millikan and Dabney have regular Sunday hours.
Monday 9/1
SFL open 9am to midnight. Millikan, Dabney, Cahill, and Geology closed for holiday.
Tuesday 9/2
All libraries resume regular hours at 8am.

Please visit our Hours Page for a full schedule.

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