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Week of June 6, 2022
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering — Week of June 6, 2022
What's New at the Library:
ACS Open Access Agreement
A new transformative agreement with the American Chemical Society covers open access publishing for the Caltech community. If you have recently had an article accepted for publication at a journal published by ACS, you will see a new option for publishing your article: Open Access (OA). Caltech has joined in an agreement with other universities in the state of California that collectively leverages OA fees to make more articles open access. This agreement may be helpful to you if your work is funded by a granting agency that requires publications to be open access (e.g. NIH, NSF, the Gates Foundation, etc.). However, you are not required to publish your work OA if you do not wish or to pay the OA fee.
Staff News: Kristin Briney to
Present on the New NIH Data Policy
On June 13 at 2:00 PM EST, Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian Kristin Briney will appear as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)'s annual government information update. Dr. Briney will join other presenters to discuss the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy that will be implemented in January 2023. This free, virtual program is open to all.
A Day in the Life of Caltech Library: "The Run" Video
Originally made for internal purposes, we thought it might be fun to share a lighthearted peek into a day in the life of the Library. Join the Access and Collection Services (ACS) department on their daily run around campus to collect our patrons' daily book requests, pick up and deliver mail, and take books to shelve at our different Library branch locations around the Caltech campus. Starring Kris Jolley and directed by Ling Lim. Music supervised by Ben Maggio. (Sound on!)
Now Hiring: GPS Librarian
Librarians help patrons navigate to their information destinations, connecting them to knowledge, resources, even other people. At the Caltech Library, we’re looking for someone who enjoys making these connections and wants to learn more about librarianship and science along the way. The Librarian for the GPS (Geological and Planetary Sciences) Division will be responsible for connecting people to what they need in geology, environmental science and engineering, planetary sciences, and more.
Ditch Day Gallery
During the last two years the celebration has been remote, but this year, Ditch Day came back on campus with its characteristic display of inventiveness and exuberance. This photo gallery prepared by the Archives features classic Ditch Day moments from a few decades ago. Students and stacks looked different, but the spirit of this beloved tradition remains constant through the years.
Library Staff Recommends:
Paula Gaetos Recommends
Library Support Associate Paula Gaetos recommends Gallery Nucleus
in Alhambra: "Any fan of art and animation, from Avatar: The Last Airbender
to Turning Red
, should check out this gallery. They host great panels and workshops, like the Art of Amphibia: Exhibition and Fan Celebration with Q&A sessions. It's also a great place to buy unique gifts for yourself and your loved ones, like art prints, artbooks, and other merch."
Caltech Library in Pictures: SFL1 Updates
Earlier this month, the carpet in the Sherman Fairchild Library first floor study area was replaced in a week-long process. Naturally, this carpet installation required moving the computers, furniture, and plants. Once the carpeting was complete, our staff were inspired to rearrange the furniture. Drop by and take in the ambience of our new sitting areas! (Meanwhile, Einstein took up indefinite residence in the DocuServe office and is on call for printer issues.)
We've started a monthly newsletter for the Caltech community at large.