Leah McEwen, Chemistry Librarian at Cornell University, has been awarded the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Val Metanomski Meritorious Service Award for 2016. CINF is the largest chemical information professional community venue globally, bringing together librarians, publishers, database and repository developers, information scientists, educators and researchers to address scholarly communication and industrial applications.
Leah is cited in the nominating letter “for her outstanding contributions to the division” including six years as Secretary, also serving as Program Chair and Education Chair. Leah has been tireless in her work on division and society committees, organizing symposia, supporting colleagues, and building bridges between the various communities within our division. This may best be described as it was in one supporting letter; she is “not happy unless she [is] working to make CINF the best division that it could be.” The award was presented during the CINF luncheon at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August 2016.