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The CBHL’s 52nd Annual Meeting will be held from May 19-23, 2020

Hosted by the Smithsonian Libraries, Washington D.C., and the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) conference will be held from May 19-22, 2020, with a post-conference trip to Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Upperville, Virginia on Saturday, May 23.

Our meeting theme is “What’s Next? The 21st Century Botanical & Horticultural Library.”

The conference will be jointly sponsored by Smithsonian Libraries and the National Agricultural Library.

Watch for a call for presentations later this fall and the registration in January.

For your planning purposes, the conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol.  The hotel is within walking distance or Metro subway access to all Smithsonian activities.  A block of rooms (including double queens) has been set aside for $251 per night plus tax.  You can make hotel reservations at the following link:   CBHL 2020

The Smithsonian/National Agricultural Library CBHL meeting Committee welcomes you to Washington D.C. !

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The 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.

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