Grace Baysinger

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian

I am the subject specialist for students, faculty, and staff who need help using chemistry and chemical engineering resources and am the primary liaison for the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments. My responsibilities include developing and managing chemistry and chemical engineering collections, and providing reference help and library instruction. Behind the scenes, I collaborate and cooperate closely with staff at other Stanford Libraries to deliver services and build library collections.  I also contribute to library-wide activities such as playing a lead role for xSearch, a search service that allows users to search multiple resources at one time, and support for publication feeds in Stanford Profiles.



Course number Term Guide Instructor
CHEM 132 Winter Quarter 2018 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Brennan, M. K.
CHEMENG 25E / ENG 25E Winter 2019 CHEMENG 25E: Energy: Chemical transformations for production, storage, and use Jaramillo, T. F.
CHEM 24N Spring 2015 CHEM 24N: Nutrition and history Huestis, W.
CHEM 137 Spring 2017 CHEM 137: Special topics in organic chemistry Trost, B.
UAR 43 Summer/Fall 2019 Leland Scholars Program
CHEMENG 170 Fall 2017 CHEMENG 170: Kinetics and reactor design Bent, S.
CHEMENG 80Q Spring 2017 CHEMENG 80Q: Art, Chemistry, and Madness: The Science of Art Materials Frank, C. & Loesch-Frank, S.
CHEM 181 (CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281) Fall 2018 Biochemistry Cegelski, L.
Nano ChemistryNanoscience and nanotechnologyChemical engineeringMaterials science and engineering
Patents ChemistryEngineering
Physical properties of materials Materials science and engineeringMechanical designMechanical engineering
Career resources for chemists and chemical engineers ChemistryChemical engineering
Chemical engineering Chemical engineering
Chemical engineering resources for students Chemical engineering
Inorganic chemistry ChemistryInorganic chemistry
Organic chemistry ChemistryOrganic chemistry
Physical chemistry ChemistryPhysical chemistry
Physical properties for chemists and chemical engineers ChemistryChemical engineering
Polymer science and engineering ChemistryPolymer science and engineeringChemical engineering
Science and technology news ChemistryChemical engineering
Mobile apps for chemists and chemical engineers ChemistryChemical engineering
Analytical chemistry ChemistryAnalytical chemistry
Grants and funding for science & engineering Aquatic studiesBiologyChemistryEarth sciencesEngineeringEnvironmental studiesMathematics and statisticsPhysics and astronomy
Geochemistry Geochemistry
Women in science BiologyChemistryEarth sciencesEngineeringMathematics and statisticsPhysics and astronomy
Lab safety Toxicology and chemical safetyChemistryChemical engineering
Medicinal and biological chemistry ChemistryBiochemistry
Chemistry resources for students Chemistry
Mass spectrometry ChemistryAnalytical chemistry
Sci-tech: Public outreach ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Ethics, IP, and data ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Grammar and style ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Scholarly publishing ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Written communication ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Visual communication ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Oral presentations ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Multimedia presentations ChemistryChemical engineering
Sci-tech: Communication ChemistryChemical engineering
Chemistry & chemical engineering (general) ChemistryChemical engineering
CHEM-H undergraduate scholars BiologyChemistryChemical engineeringMedicine and health
Catalysis ChemistryChemical engineering
Keep current with journal literature ChemistryChemical engineering
Find journals : Info for chemists and chemical engineers ChemistryChemical engineering
CAS Group Chemistry
Guide for new users of the Science Library ChemistryChemical engineering
Methods and protocols BiologyChemistry
Chemical demonstrations Chemistry
Natural products BiologyChemistryChemical engineering
Valentine's Day resources for science lovers BiologyChemistry
Preprints BiologyChemistryEarth sciencesPhysics and astronomy


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

Professional activities 

Professional interests include end-user searching and the development of search interfaces, collection development and management, and issues associated with scholarly publications. 

Current professional activities:

  • ACS Publications Academic Roundtable (ART), Member, 2014 - present
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Publications, Library Advisory Board Member, 2011 - present
  • Journal of Chemical Education, Editorial Advisory Board Member,  2010 - present
  • ACS Joint Board Council Committee on Chemical Abstracts, Member, 2010 - present, Chair, 2013
  • ACS Chemical Information Division. Education Committee, Member, 2010 - present, Chair, 2013 - present
  • CSA (Chemical Structure Association) Trust, Trustee (2007 - present), Newsletter Editor (2012 - present)
  • Bio-Rad Advisory Board for KnowItAll U, Member, 2007 - present
  • Collaborative Working Group of GDCh CIC - ACS CINF, Member, 2005 - present
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Editorial Advisory Board Member, 1999 - present
  • Science of Synthesis (Thieme), Advisory Board Member, 1999 - present

Selected Publications 

  • Baysinger, G. 2016.  Introducing the Journal of Chemical Education's Special Issue on Chemical Information. Journal of Chemical Education, 93 (3): 401-405. URL:
  • Special Libraries Association, Chemistry Division and American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Information.  Marion Peters, Grace Baysinger, and Cory Craig (Editors of 2nd Revised Edition).  2012.  Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates: the elements of information literacy. URL:
  • Grethe G, Baysinger G, Deplanque R, Fels G, Fresen I, Twiss-Brooks A, Zimmermann G. 2011.  XCITR - Explore Chemical Information Teaching Resources. CCCE (ACS Division of Chemical Education, Committee on Computers in Chemical Education.) Newsletter. 2011; (Fall): Paper 1.  URL:
  • Baykoucheva S, Baysinger G.  2011.  A New Reality for Academic Chemistry Librarians: An Interview with Grace Baysinger</a>. Chemical Information Bulletin. 63 (3): 17-20. URL:
  • Baysinger G., Cramer, T.J. 2011. Using xSearch for Accelerating Research : Review of Deep Web Technologies Federated Search Service.  The Charleston Advisor 13 (2): 55-60. URL:
  • Baysinger, G. 2011.  Electronic theses and dissertations: Ethical and publishing issues.  Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 241 (CHED-1242), MAR 27 2011.  URL:
  • Baysinger, G.  2010.  Getting the biggest bang for your buck: Methods and strategies for managing journal collections. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.  240 (CINF-21), AUG 22 2010.  URL: