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Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE): Newsletter

Library information and resources for the CCE Division at Caltech. Resources for this guide were originally compiled and maintained by Dana Roth.

Week of June 6, 2022

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering — Week of June 6, 2022

What's Inside

Coming Soon:
Our New Website!

Division News
- ACS Institute

What's New
at the Library:
ACS Open Access Transformative Agreement

Staff News:
Kristin Briney on the
New NIH Data Policy

A Day in the Life of Caltech Library:

"The Run" Video

Now Hiring:
GPS Librarian

Featured Resource:
Ditch Day Gallery

Library Staff Recommends:
Paula Gaetos Recommends
Gallery Nucleus

Vroman's @
Caltech Library
Book Selection:

Vision (Darwin
College Lectures)

Caltech Library
in Pictures:
SFL1 Updates

Coming Soon: Our New Website!

Since the beginning of the year, our website redesign team—project manager Melissa Johnson, programming lead Tommy Keswick, and design lead Chris Daley—have been building a new Library website from the ground up. Stay tuned for more details on all the new features that will be launching in June!

Division News
ACS Institute

The ACS Institute is a centralized portal with over 100 educational and training products and programs from across the American Chemical Society. It includes a series of both in-person and online courses from ACS Publications with additional courses from ACS Education. The goal of the ACS Institute is to offer courses that are essential to the development of any scientist, yet may fall outside of the traditional academic curriculum or that are required for career advancement, but are not readily available. The Reviewer Lab (for peer review) and Chemistry Advocacy Workshop courses are free to everyone. Many more are free to ACS members, and others come with a modest cost.

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.

Featured Resource:
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
Gallery Nucleus
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." 

Vroman's @ Caltech Library Book Selection: Vision (Darwin
College Lectures)

Arising from the 2019 Darwin College Lectures, this book presents essays from seven prominent public intellectuals on the theme of vision. Each author examines this theme through the lens of their own particular area of expertise, making for a lively interdisciplinary volume including chapters on neuroscience, colour perception, biological evolution, astronomy, the future of technology, computer vision, and the visionary core of science. 

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.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Donna T. Wrublewski, Ph.D., MRSC (she/her)
Head of Research Services
Librarian for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering