ACS Publications Webinar

Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect in the Chemistry Community

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"Join Dr. Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay of the American Chemical Society, Shaina Lange of ACS Publications, and Kiyomi Deards of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in this webinar for librarians on fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) in the chemistry community.

Raj Mukhopadhyay will cover how the American Chemical Society (ACS) is working to fully realize the DEIR in ACS’s organizational culture as well as its products, programs, and services so that everyone in the chemical enterprise can thrive.

Shaina Lange will highlight DEIR initiatives currently ongoing in the ACS Publications Division, including the author name change policy, demographics data collection, editor training and education, and the creation of an ombuds program.

Kiyomi Deards will examine a selection of past, present, and future DEIR strategies used by herself and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Additionally, she will highlight DEIR strategies that individuals, departments, and organizations can pursue with varying levels of support."


  • Raj Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., Vice President; Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect, ACS
  • Shaina Lange, MPS, Senior Publications Ethics Manager, Publishing Integrity Office, ACS Publications
  • Kiyomi D. Deards, MSLIS, Associate Professor and Subject Librarian for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Water, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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