Vision

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) is the leading professional organization in the field of botanical and horticultural information services.

Mission

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) believes in the critical importance of collecting, preserving, and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations.

Therefore, CBHL provides an organizational framework and an active forum for institutions and individuals concerned with fostering the advancement of botanical and horticultural information and information services.

Core Values

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) is committed to:

  • the collection, preservation and dissemination of botanical and horticultural information
  • an open and flexible organizational environment
  • an active and diverse membership
  • communication, cooperation and collaboration
  • professionalism
  • leadership

Strategic Plan

In  2001, CBHL completed a major planning process.  A strategic planning model was used to develop a long-range plan and define the vision, mission and core values of the organization.

In addition to committee meetings and electronic discussions, the Strategic Planning Committee also used member surveys, postings in the CBHL Newsletter, on the website and the online distribution list, and other means of sharing ideas and soliciting feedback from CBHL members.

A revision of the strategic plan is back on the drawing board for 2014 and beyond.

To consult the current CBHL Strategic Plan>>

 

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Why I am a CBHL member