Really Mystified: Creating the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources

Elizabeth Brown, author of the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources, talks about her new book and highlights her unique perspective as a selector for chemistry content of all kinds. The webinar will cover the steps involved in creating a volume in the popular Sudden Selector's Guide Series and Brown's experience with gathering the resources and advice for new selectors in chemistry. A similar session about the Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources was held on August 15, 2012.

Who Should Attend?

Academic librarians new to selecting in chemistry, high school chemistry teachers, school librarians, public librarians with collection development responsibilities.


Elizabeth Brown is Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science Liaison
Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, NY.

In her role as Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, Elizabeth creates campus services and programming in all areas of scholarship including intellectual property, open access, digital repository policies, and legislative initiatives. She has been at Binghamton since 1998, and currently serves as subject liaison for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, and Materials Science. Previously she served as Science Library Coordinator and as a Science Reference Librarian/Bibliographer. Elizabeth received a BA in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, and MS in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MLIS in Librarianship from the University of Texas at Austin. She is active in the Special Libraries Association, serving as President of the Upstate New York Chapter of SLA in 2007 and in the American Chemical Society, serving as Chair of the Binghamton Local Section in 2009.


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