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Grace Baysinger

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Head Librarian and Bibliographer
Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Phone: 650-725-1039
Fax: 650-725-2274

Born: 1952. Degrees: A.S. Science, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI — 1974; B.S. Botany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor — 1978; and Accredited Masters Library Science, Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor — 1981.

Professional Positions: Reference Librarian, Natural Sciences Library, University of Michigan (1981–1984); Head Librarian, Chemistry Library, University of Michigan (1985–1989); Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (1989–present); and Head, Science and Engineering Resource Group Libraries, Stanford University (1999–2005).

Current Professional Activities: American Chemical Society’s Joint Board Council Committee on Publications (JBCCP) (Member), JBCCP’s Copyright Subcommittee (Chair), ACS Taskforce on Electronic Dissemination of Meeting Content (Chair), ACS Chemical Information (CINF) Division Education Committee (Member), ACS Committee on Community Activities (Consultant), CIC-CINF Collaborative Working Group (ACS CINF and GDCh Computers in Chemistry) (Member), CAS Academic Advisory Committee (Member), Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll U Advisory Board (Member), Chemical Structure Association Board of Trustees (Member), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Advisory Committee (Member), and Thieme’s Science of Synthesis Advisory Board (Member).

Honors: Stanford’s Marsh D. O’Neill Award, 1996; Stanford University Libraries Distinguished Service Award, 1997; CINF Meritorious Service Award, 2004.

Research interests: End-user searching and the development of search interfaces, collection development and management, and issues associated with scholarly publications.

Memberships: American Chemical Society, American Libraries Association, Special Libraries Association, and Beta Phi Mu.

Last modified: October 27, 2011

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