Deadline Reminder for 2014 Herman Skolnik Award Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Herman Skolnik Award is JUNE 1, 2013.

About the Award

The ACS Division of Chemical Information established the Herman Skolnik Award to recognize outstanding contributions to and achievements in the theory and practice of chemical information science. The Award is named in honor of the first recipient, Herman Skolnik.  For a list of previous honorees, please visit /content/herman-skolnik-award

By this Award, the Division of Chemical Information is committed to encouraging the continuing preparation, dissemination and advancement of chemical information science and related disciplines through individual and team efforts. Examples of such advancement include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design of new and unique computerized information systems;
  • Preparation and dissemination of chemical information;
  • Editorial innovations;
  • Design of new indexing, classification, and notation systems;
  • Chemical nomenclature;
  • Structure-activity relationships;
  • Numerical data correlation and evaluation;
  • Advancement of knowledge in the field.

The Award consists of a $3000 honorarium and a plaque. The recipient is expected to give an address at the time of the Award presentation. In recent years, the Award Symposium has been organized by the recipient.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the Herman Skolnik Award should:

  • describe the nominee's contributions to the field of chemical information;
  • include supportive materials such as a biographical sketch and a list of publications and presentations;
  • be accompanied by three seconding letters;
  • be received prior to June 1, 2013;
  • be sent by email to Andrea Twiss-Brooks, atbrooks AT

Please note: paper submissions are not accepted.


Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Co-Director, Science Libraries, The University of Chicago Library
The John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
atbrooks AT

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