2011 CBHL Charles Robert Long Award of Extraordinary Merit to David Lane

David M. Lane, Biological Sciences Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire, Biological Sciences Library, received the Charles Robert Long Award of Extraordinary Merit on May 18, 2011 from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL).

The Charles Robert Long Award of Extraordinary Merit is the highest honor presented by CBHL. This honor was established to recognize outstanding service to CBHL and/or to the field of botanical and horticultural literature, information services and research. The award was presented to Lane during CBHL 2011 Annual Meeting hosted by the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Morton Arboretum.

Lane earned both bachelor and master degrees in botany from the University of New Hampshire, a Ph.D. in botany from Duke University and a master’s degree in library science from Syracuse University. He had been an active CBHL member since 1985, serving as president of the organization in 1999-2000, as a member of numerous committees including chair of the Steering Committee. This award recognized Lane’s extraordinary service to CBHL for his role on the Strategic Planning Committee; the unique blend of tact and diplomacy he demonstrated as Chairman of the Committee on Committees and the Steering Committee; his commitment to high library, bibliographic, and data curation standards as evidenced in his many publications; as well as his CBHL Newsletter column.

In addition to his involvement with CBHL, Lane was also a member of such varied organizations as the American Bryological and Lichenological Society, New England Botanical Club, American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, American Society for Information Science and Technology, American Association of University Professors, American Public Garden Association, International Carnivorous Plant Society and the American Orchid Society.

Born in 1950, David passed away in August 2012. You may read a summary of David’s career and tributes by his fellow CBHL colleagues in the CBHL Newsletter, No. 127, December 2012.

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