The CBHL Newsletter keeps members advised of significant events, exhibitions,  new publications, notes from the annual meeting, and activities of fellow council members.

Regular features include member news, book reviews, columns on web resources and on preservation and conservation, and other news items and announcements.

Please note: the CBHL Newsletter is now only available online in a PDF format. The printed version is no longer published, starting with No. 154, September 2019.

ISSN 1543-2653 (print version, to June 2019); ISSN 1545-5734 (electronic version)

Search tip: use Google search query with “search term” +filetype:pdf

NEW! Tables of contents are now added below for recent issues.

Green line

See PDF File

  • Where Are We Now? Updates from CBHL Members Adjusting to a “New Normal” in the Face of COVID, comp. by Robin Everly and Susan Eubank
    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Kathy Crosby
    • Lessons Pondered While Presenting a Zoom Webinar by Brian Thompson
    • Elisabeth C. Miller Library by Rebecca Alexander
    • Miller Library Virtual Story Time Program by Laura Blumhagen
    • Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden by Susan Eubank
    • The COVID Diaries by Robin Everly
  • Report on the 2021 RBMS Conference, by Kathryn Downing
  • Book Reviews, ed. by Gillian Hayward
    • Fungipedia by Lawrence Millman reviewed by Janet Evans
    • The Flowering of Ecology by Kay Etheridge reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin
  • Calendar of Events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Wood Libraries: Knowing with Wood and Word, by Bonnie Mak
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Virtual Symposium on Language of Flowers, by Leora Siegel
    • New Horticulture Librarian at Schumacher Library, by Amy O’Shea
    • Sustainable Gardening Library Adds Libraries & Herbaria Category, by Lois J. deVries
    • News from the Mertz Library at NYBG, by Stephen Sinon
    • Virtual Exhibits and Digitization Projects, by Janet Evans
  • Jane Potter Gates Obituary
  • It’s a Wrap: 53rd Annual Meeting, by Robin Everly
  • Minutes of the 53rd Annual CBHL Meeting

See PDF File

  • From the President, by Mark Stewart
  • Preservation: Understanding Bookbindings, part 2, by Kathy Crosby and Charlotte Tancin
  • CBHL Members’ West News, compiled by Beth Brand
    • New Flora from BRIT Press, by Barney Lipscomb
  • CBHL Members’ East News, compiled by Shelly Kilroy
    • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Digitization Project, by Janet Evans
  • Book Reviews, edited by Gillian Hayward
    • Creative Garden Photography by Harold Davis, reviewed by Maureen McCadden

See PDF File

  • 53rd Annual Meeting: Meeting Planning in Difficult Times, Robin Everly.
  • From the President, Brandy Kuhl
  • Transcribing Scientific Notebooks and Garden Talks, Amanda Lettner
  • CBHL Members’ West News edited by Beth Brand
    • Good Things Still Happen, Irene Holiman
  • CBHL Members’ East News edited by Shelly Kilroy.
    • New Space for the Peter M. Wege Library by Shelly Kilroy
      • Book Reviews edited by Gillian Hayward
        • Plants Go To War by Judith Sumner, reviewed by Charlotte Tancin
        • .

        • Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias by Erin Benzakein, reviewed by Gillian Hayward
      • Sweet Peas in Worcestershire: Horticulturalist Hilda Hemus, Judith M. Taylor

See PDF File

  • CBHL Annual Literature Awards
    • Field Guide to the Grasses of Oregon and Washington by Cindy Talbott Roché, Richard Brainerd, Barbara Wilson, Nick Otting and Robert Korfhage
    • Rankafu: Orchid Print Album by Stephen Kirby, Toshikazu Doi and Toru Otsuka
    • Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, 3rd. ed. by Arthur Kruckeberg and Linda Chalker-Scott
    • The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan’s Cherry Blossoms by Naoko Abe
    • What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing by Karen Magnuson Beil
    • The Night Flower:The Blooming of the Saguaro Cactus by Lara Hawthorne
  • From the President, Brandy Kuhl
  • CBHL Members’ West News
      • Drosera of the New Jersey Pinelands, U.S.A. by Alvin Liu and Daniel DiPietro

    Guide to the Vascular Flora of Buxton Woods, Dare County, North Carolina, U.S.A. by Amanda L. Faucette, Alexander Krings, and David L. Lindbo

  • CBHL Members’ East News
    • Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard by Jennifer Brown, Scott E. Fulton, and Donald H. Pfister, and Photographer Natalja Kent
    • Judith A. Warnement Retirement Announcement
    • Pennsylvania Horticulture Society McLean Library Update, Janet Evans
    • When Collections Come to Life, Kristine Paulus
  • Preservation: Understanding Bookbindings, Kathy Crosby and Charlotte Tancin
  • Miss Willmott’s Ghost, Judith M. Taylor
  • Book Reviews
    • Herbarium: The Quest to Preserve and Classify the World’s Plants by Barbara M. Thiers

See PDF File

  • Table of contents to come

See also : Issues Nos 1-90

array(4) { [1166]=> array(25) { ["ID"]=> int(1166) ["post_author"]=> array(0) { } ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-12-02 05:20:25" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-12-02 14:50:25" ["post_content"]=> string(149) "I can't imagine not renewing our CBHL membership. My involvement in CBHL is one of the highlights of my job and the benefits far outweigh the cost. " ["post_title"]=> string(108) "Brandy Kuhl, Library Director, Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, San Francisco Botanical Garden" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(105) "brandy-kuhl-library-director-helen-crocker-russell-library-of-horticulture-san-francisco-botanical-garden" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-12-02 05:20:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-12-02 14:50:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> array(0) { } ["guid"]=> string(56) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(12) "testimonials" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["comments"]=> bool(false) ["id"]=> int(1166) } [672]=> array(25) { ["ID"]=> int(672) ["post_author"]=> array(0) { } ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-10-30 09:26:40" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-10-30 18:56:40" ["post_content"]=> string(153) "CBHL is my lifeline, my go-to group when I need assistance locating information about plants and botanists, especially the early works and on taxonomy. " ["post_title"]=> string(82) "Suzi Teghtmeyer, CBHL president and librarian, Michigan State University Libraries" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(66) "suzi-teghtmeyer-michigan-state-university-libraries-cbhl-president" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-10-30 09:30:19" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-10-30 19:00:19" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> array(0) { } ["guid"]=> string(55) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(12) "testimonials" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["comments"]=> bool(false) ["id"]=> int(672) } [448]=> array(25) { ["ID"]=> int(448) ["post_author"]=> array(0) { } ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-04-29 10:34:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-04-29 15:34:55" ["post_content"]=> string(593) "I  have been a member of CBHL since 2001 when I joined the staff of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle. That same year,  I  attended my first annual meeting at the Denver Botanical Garden hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. I was so amazed to learn that there was an organization comprised of plant librarians!After the Miller Library hosted the annual meeting in 2010, I was asked to join the Board. I wanted to serve CBHL because I had gained so much from meeting fellow horticultural librarians and visiting other garden libraries." ["post_title"]=> string(91) "Tracy L. Mehlin, information technology librarian, University of Washington Botanic Gardens" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(29) "tracy-l-mehlin-cbhl-president" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-05-22 07:34:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-05-22 17:04:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> array(0) { } ["guid"]=> string(62) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(12) "testimonials" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["comments"]=> bool(false) ["id"]=> int(448) } [171]=> array(25) { ["ID"]=> int(171) ["post_author"]=> array(0) { } ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-04-26 11:13:27" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-04-26 16:13:27" ["post_content"]=> string(389) "CBHL has proven to be for me the best professional organization to participate during my 34-year career as head of the Library of the Montréal Botanical Garden. As my involvement, I attended 26 annual meetings, hosting two of them, I served on the board and was part of many committees. CBHL provided me with shared expertise and a great network of colleagues all across North America." ["post_title"]=> string(77) "Celine Arseneault, retired botanist and librarian, Montréal Botanical Garden" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "celine-arseneautl" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-12-02 05:18:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-12-02 14:48:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> array(0) { } ["guid"]=> string(62) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(12) "testimonials" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["comments"]=> bool(false) ["id"]=> int(171) } }

Why I am a CBHL member