Current Role at Stanford


Head Librarian and Bibliographer of the Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library.

Supervisors


Honors & Awards


  • Wiggins-Roth Award, SLA Chemistry Division (2011)
  • Meritorious Service Award, American Chemical Society. Chemical Information Division (2004)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Stanford University Libraries (1997)
  • Marsh D. O'Neill Award, Stanford University (1996)

Education & Certifications


  • A.M.L.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Library Science (1981)
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Botany (1978)
  • A.S., Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI, Science (1974)

Projects


  • xSearch, Stanford University (5/1/2007 - Present)

    Federated search project that enables users to search 250+ resources at the same time.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

    Collaborators

  • eXplore Chemical Information Teaching Resources, GDCh CIC - ACS CINF (3/11/2005 - Present)

    XCITR is a repository for exploring and sharing chemical information teaching resources. The need for an international repository of chemical information educational material was the driving force for developing XCITR (Explore Chemical Information Teaching Resources). XCITR is not only for librarians and instructors in chemical information, but also for chemistry professors, instructors in other disciplines related to chemistry, information specialists, students, high school teachers, and even technical writers. XCITR is a hub in which instructors at all levels, from K-12 to college, will be able to deposit and access important and useful teaching materials.

    XCITR is a collaborative project between the Computer-Information-Chemistry (CIC) Division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). XCITR is hosted by FIZ Chemie Berlin, Germany.

    Location

    Fiz Chemie, Berlin, Germany

Professional Interests


End-user searching and the development of search interfaces, collection development and management, and issues associated with scholarly publications.

Work Experience


  • Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, Stanford University (9/1/1989)

    Primary liaison with faculty and graduate students in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments. Defines goals, sets policies, plans and manages the Swain Library which contains 2 FTE support staff plus 1.5 FTE student workers. Responsible for Swain's collection development program. Provides reference and library instruction, consults and performs database searches in chemistry and chemical engineering. Coordinates Swain's services, activities, and collection development program with other Science Department branch libraries. Contributes to library-wide activities.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Head, Science and Engineering Library Resource Group, Stanford University (8/1/1999 - 4/30/2005)

    Leadership responsibilities for the seven Science & Engineering Libraries at Stanford. This included budgetary oversight for $6M ($4.5M collections, $1.5M staff & operations), 8.5 FTE librarians, and approximately 24 FTE paraprofessional staff.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Acting Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Physics Library, Stanford University (5/1/1992 - 10/31/1992)

    Efforts focused on collection development and renovation of main floor in the library.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Assistant Librarian, Chemistry Library, University of Michigan (12/1/1984 - 8/1/1989)

    Managed the Chemistry Library. Provided computerized database searches (including structure searches), reference service, and user education. Developed Pilot CAS Online End-User Searching Program. Primary liaison with faculty and graduate students in the Chemistry Department. Other duties included continued development of collection of 56,000 volumes, and supported 2.3 FTE support staff in Library. Participated in University of Michigan Library Associates Program, an ongoing program for mentoring library science students during a half-time, two year tenure. Also coordinated in-house aspects of sending 12,000 volumes to storage and realignment of the collection to ease a floor overloading problem.

    Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Assistant Librarian, Natural Science Library, University of Michigan (9/1/1981 - 11/30/1984)

    Coordinated and provided reference service, computerized database searches, and user education. Trained reference staff in database searching and served as a consultant to them. Liaison with faculty and graduate students especially regarding database searching. Other duties included collection development and training the Library Graduate Student Staff Assistant.

    Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Assistant Librarian (Hourly), Natural Science Library, University of Michigan (7/1/1981 - 8/31/1981)

    Coordinated in-house aspects of the Buhr Storage Project where 28,000 volumes were shipped to storage.

    Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Library Graduate Student Staff Assistant, Natural Science Library, University of Michigan (7/1/1979 - 6/15/1981)

    Provided reference service, performed bibliographic searches, selected gifts and government publications, provessed withdrawals, supervised students on special projects, and provided administrative assistance to Head Natural Sciences Library.

    Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • LAC-4 Serials Clerk, Natural Science Library, University of Michigan (7/1/1978 - 6/30/1979)

    Recorded, claimed, prepareed for binding, and performed catalog maintenance for 1,700 currently received serial titles. Supervised 15 hours of student help per week.

    Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Advisory Board Member, ScienceOpen (2013 - Present)
  • Chair, ACS Chemical Information Division. Education Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Library Advisory Board Member, Royal Society of Chemistry Publications (2011 - Present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Chemical Education (2010 - Present)
  • Member (2010-), Chair (2013-), ACS Joint Board Council Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service (2010 - Present)
  • Member, ACS Author Rights and Responsibilities Task Force (2009 - 2010)
  • Chair, ACS Electronic Dissemination of Meeting Content Task Force (2008 - 2008)
  • Trustee (2007-Present), Newsletter Editor (2012-Present), CSA (Chemical Structure Association) Trust (2007 - Present)
  • Participant, ACS Summit on Committee Structure (2007 - 2007)
  • Member, Collaborative Working Group of GDCh CIC - ACS CINF (2005 - Present)
  • Liaison (2003), Member (2004-2005), Consultant (2006- 2009), ACS Committee on Community Activities (2003 - 2009)
  • Member, Chemical Abstracts Service Academic Advisory Committee (2003 - 2008)
  • Member (2001-2009), Chair (2005-2007), ACS Joint Board Council Committee on Publications (2001 - 2009)
  • Member (2001-2004), Chair (2005-2009), ACS Copyright Subcommittee for ACS Publications Committee (2001 - 2009)
  • Member, American Library Association / Association of College and Research Libraries (2000 - Present)
  • Advisory Board Member, Science of Synthesis (Thieme) (1999 - Present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (1999 - Present)
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Committee (1997 - 1999)
  • Member (1992-1995, 2007-), Chair (1995-1997), ACS Chemical Information Division. Education Committee (1992 - Present)
  • Member (1990-), Chair (1999), Alternate Councilor (2003-2006), American Chemical Society, Chemical Information Division (1990 - Present)
  • Member (1985-present), Business Manager (1991-1993) Editor Newsletter (1987-1991), SLA Chemistry Division (1985 - Present)
  • Member, Michigan Library Association, Public Relations Committee (1983 - 1985)
  • Member, Beta Phi Mu (1981 - Present)

All Publications


  • Using xSearch for Accelerating Research : Review of Deep Web Technologies Federated Search Service The Charleston Advisor Baysinger G, Cramer TJ 2011; 13 (2): 55-60
  • A New Reality for Academic Chemistry Librarians: An Interview with Grace Baysinger Chemical Information Bulletin Baykoucheva S, Baysinger G 2011; 63 (3)
  • XCITR - Explore Chemical Information Teaching Resources CCCE Newsletter Grethe G, Baysinger G, Deplanque R, Fels G, Fresen I, Twiss-Brooks A, Zimmermann G 2011: Paper 1
  • Training the Trainers: Creating A Workshop on Teaching Chemical Information Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Huber CF, Baysinger G 1997
  • Undergraduate organic chemistry students use printed and electronic handbooks to identify unknowns JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION Baysinger, G. 1995; 72 (12): 1107-1111