President's Letter — June 2010
Welcome to the first Members' Update. As president, I have the privilege to work with the Council of Science Editors' dedicated Board, Committee Chairs, and volunteers, who are actively engaged in shaping CSE's future. This monthly e-message is one way we hope to keep you informed about the activities of your organization. However, this does not need to be a one-way communication. Have some ideas or thoughts you want to share? Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's what's happening:
As those of you who were fortunate enough to attend know, the 2010 CSE Annual Meeting in Atlanta was a resounding success. The meeting was a combination of programs that are "evergreen favorites" and those that addressed new challenges and opportunities for scientific publishing. The three evidence-focused and thought-provoking plenary sessions on climate change were testament to the value of CSE's disciplinary diversity. The speakers all demonstrated how meteorology, geology, agriculture, biomedicine, and a variety of other sciences are integral to understanding climate change and its implications for life on our planet. I encourage all of you to save the date for next year's meeting in Baltimore, MD-April 29-May 3, 2011.
Next year's Program Committee Co-chairs are busy assembling the committee to plan next year's meeting. If you would like to participate, please contact Mary Beth Schaeffer email@example.com and Glenn Landis firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 28, 2010, CSE held its first Webinar, Copyright 101, that featured discussions by two experts in the field, Christopher Kenneally from Copyright Clearance Center, and Eric S. Slater, Esq. from the American Chemical Society. If you have ideas for future CSE webinar topics, send them to Angela Cochran, the Chair of the CSE Education Committee at email@example.com.
With increased technical support from CSE's new management staff, volunteers will now be able to focus on updating current content and adding new content to the site. The CSE Board approved the following updated description and charge of the Web Committee. If you are interested in being the Chair or a member of the new Web Site Committee, please send an e-mail to CSE's executive Director, David Stumph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Web Committee consists of a chair, vice chair, and 4 to 8 other members. Members serve staggered terms to ensure continuity. The chairs of the Administration, Editorial Policy, Education, Membership, Program, and Publications Committees serve as ex officio members of the Web Committee, as does the Editor of Science Editor.
The Web Committee is responsible for monitoring, editing, and updating web content on an ongoing basis and in conjunction with Resource Center technical staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Christine Laine, CSE President
CSE's LinkedIn group page has had some technical problems, so a new page has been created. If you registered for the previous group, please re-register to the new CSE group here. If you have not yet registered to be a member of the group, you may register at any time. There is also a link on the CSE home page.