Publishing in the Chemical Information Instructor feature of the Journal of Chemical Education


Andrea Twiss-Brooks, John Crerar Library, John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, 5730 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1403
Current ACS Committee on Professional Training guidelines require teaching of “the systematic use of chemical information.” 1 Skilled and inventive instructors are developing new strategies and programs to fulfill this guideline and produce chemists that know how to find, critically evaluate, and use chemical information. The Chemical Information Instructor feature of the Journal of Chemical Education provides instructors with a forum to share practical information related to teaching chemical information literacy and skills with colleagues who face the same challenges. Information is provided in print, and on the Web via JCE Online. Topics of submissions include integration of information instruction into one or more courses, integration of WWW sources into instruction, instruction on specific types of information (e.g., organic reactions) or specific types of materials (e.g., patents) or specific sources and databases (e.g., Chemical Abstracts), and teaching techniques. A brief history of the feature, a bibliography of previously published articles, and information on submission of articles will be presented.

1) American Chemical Society. Committee on Professional Training. Undergraduate Professional Education in Chemistry: Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures. Spring 2003, p.9


Posters on Chemical Information Instruction
1:30 PM-3:30 PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Pennsylvania Convention Center -- Hall D, Poster

8:00 PM-10:00 PM, Monday, August 23, 2004 Pennsylvania Convention Center -- Hall D, Sci-Mix

Division of Chemical Information

The 228th ACS National Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004