Leah R. McEwen is the Chemistry Librarian at Cornell University, where she manages digital library and information services for chemistry and related research and learning communities. She is an active community leader in many professional chemistry and data organizations, including the American Chemical Society (ACS), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). She is currently the chair of the IUPAC Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards, and a member of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety.
For the past several years, she has been building a global network of stakeholders to promote chemical data reporting, including researchers, chemical safety professionals, publishers, librarians, repositories, informaticians, system developers and many other professionals. She works across sectors and disciplines, connecting with other scientific unions and data initiatives to identify gaps and develop collective workflows to facilitate FAIR data exchange across the chemistry enterprise and beyond.