Each year, the American Chemical Society (ACS)’s Division of Chemical Information (CINF) holds an election for division officers. Elected officers begin their terms in the next calendar year and must be current members of the division. All positions serve as members of the CINF Executive Committee and play a crucial role in the functioning of the division.
We are currently seeking nominations for the following positions (terms beginning in January 2024):
Chair-Elect (3 year term: chair-elect 2024, division chair 2025, past-chair 2026)
Secretary (2 year term; 2024-2025)
Two Councilors (3 year term; 2024-2026 and 2 year* term; 2024-2025)
Two Alternate Councilor (3 year term; 2024-2026 and 2 year* term; 2024-2025)
*In 2024 a new Councilor Position was added and will have a 2 year term to sync with our election cycle per our Bylaws.
A brief description of the responsibilities for each position can be viewed below. Please submit nominations for one or more positions to Ye Li (firstname.lastname@example.org), CINF Chair, or Sue Cardinal (email@example.com), CINF past-chair and Nominations Committee Chair. You may nominate yourself or one of your colleagues. (If you wish to nominate a colleague, please confirm with the nominee that they wish to run.) Please send nominations by Friday, June 23 at 5:00 PM EST. Candidates for each position are required to submit a brief biography and statement of goals--these are also due by Friday, June 30 at 5:00 PM EST.
CINF Chair Elect
learns about the division
gets to know division members personally
attends the Leadership Institute if possible to learn about ACS, mission, vision, large initiatives and how CINF fits in and about any resources that support our activities
assists the chair with planning social events for executive committee and for the membership
assists the past chair with succession planning
plans the budget for the following year
Takes notes at meetings of the CINF Executive Committee and distributes the minutes to the committee and CINF membership after each meeting.
Verifies the attendance of Councilors at national meetings and arranges for the attendance of Alternate Councilors if necessary
Prepares the Annual Report of the division with input and assistance from committee chairs and the executive committee
Conducts the annual election of CINF functionaries
Maintains the official files of the division
Represent the Division at ACS Council meetings. (Alternate Councilors will represent the Division in place of the Councilor if the Councilor cannot attend.)
Ideally, Councilors and Alternate Councilors should have a thorough knowledge of Division affairs, and at least some acquaintance and experience in ACS affairs
Attend Divisional Business Meetings and Executive Committee meetings
Report to the Division any matters arising at Council meetings which are of interest to the Division.
Obtain recommendations or instructions from the Executive Committee in regard to representing the Division on the Council
Treasurer (FYI - elected in future)
Manage the funds of the division
Maintains both savings and checking accounts for the Division in any convenient bank(s)
Keep an accurate records of all the receipts and disbursements
Maintain financial reports
File the annual Federal Income Tax return
See contact information for the current Executive Committee.