An annual meeting hosted by a member institution is held each spring. Here members have a chance to meet one another to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern, and have a unique opportunity to get an insider’s view of the host institution.
The yearly meetings have included lectures on the care and preservation of collections, computer systems and services, as well as talks on garden literature and botanical art. Individual programs and a business meeting are regularly complemented by site visits to neighboring gardens and historic locales.
The CBHL’s 50th Annual Meeting will be held June 19-23, 2018
Botanical and Horticultural Libraries in the Modern Era:
Training and Vision for the Future
|We are excited to host CBHL’s 50th annual meeting at the iconic New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City. This year we are delighted to announce that we will be convening our annual meeting with our sister organization EBHL and with the Linnaeus Link Partners Consortium.
Committee meetings, CBHL and EBHL executive board meetings and the Linnaeus Link Partners business session will be held on Tuesday, June 19. An opening reception at the NYBG will also take place on Tuesday, June 19. The conference including member and guest presentations business meeting, and tours will occupy us Wednesday through Friday, June 20-22. Optional tours (fees apply) will be available on Saturday, June 23.
Fordham University Residence Hall (directly adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden): $75 US per person per night (not per room; rooms are available 6/17/17-6/23/17).
Reservations for either housing option can be made through the links in the Housing tab of the Annual Meeting Guide.
Limited housing blocks have been reserved so please book early!
Call for papers
If you would like to make a presentation during the meeting, please send an abstract and short bio to
Registration will open February 19, 2018.
Information on Financial Support to attend this meeting. Deadline for CBHL members: March 23, 2018.