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)

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  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • PHS McLean Library Receives NEH SHARP Grant to Digitize Garden Images by Janet Evans
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp. by Beth Brand
    • New Titles from BRIT Press by Barney Lipscomb
    • Elisabeth C. Miller Library Reopens by Jessica Moskowitz
  • For Paper’s Sake! by Kathy Crosby
  • Calendar of Events compiled by Rita Hassert
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Gillian Hayward
    • Forest Bathing by Quing Li reviewed by Dr. Clara R. Williams
    • A Florilegium: Sheffield’s Hidden Garden by Valerie Oxley reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin
    • Tsunami Plants by Mitsuko Kurashina reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • Unprecedented: Collecting for COVID-19, by Kathryn Downing
  • From the President, by Brandy Kuhl
  • Calendar of Events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • The New Normal: Our Animal Companions, by Robin Everly
  • Arboretum Library Libguides, by Susan C. Eubank
  • What was Next for the CBHL annual meeting? A virtual meeting, by Robin Everly
  • CBHL 52nd Annual Business Meeting Minutes, by Esther Jackson
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, McLean Library Update, by Janet Evans
    • Arnold Arboretum Launches, New Mobile Tour App, contrib. by Lisa Pearson and Amy Heuer
    • The Atlanta Botanical Garden Library Continues to Bloom On, by Dr. Clara R. Williams
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp. by Beth Brand
    • New Name / New World, by Irene Holiman
    • Moving the Helen Fowler Library: A Summary. by Allaina Wallace
    • Digitizing the Anderson Slide Collection, by Beth Brand
    • Book Sharing Program for Young Readers, by Laura Blumhagen
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Gillian Hayward
    • Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest To Name Every Living Thing, reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin
    • Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science, reviewed by Gillian Hayward
    • Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite,Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
  • Schools of Gardening for Ladies, by Judith M. Taylor

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  • From the President, by Anita Kay
  • Coping with COVID Zoom Roundtable, by Gillian Hayward
  • Calendar of Events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Cherokee Garden Library Programs, by Staci Catron
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • eBooks to the Rescue!, by Gillian Hayward
    • Mertz Library Staff Remains Active During Shutdown, by Stephen Sinon, Esther Jackson and Susan Fraser
  • Michalena’s Gates?
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Gillian Hayward
    • Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm / Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Great American Garden, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • André Michaux in North America: Journals & Letters, 1785-1797, reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin

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  • CBHL 52nd Annual Meeting Preview, by Robin Everly
  • From the President, by Anita Kay
  • Harvard Botany Libraries, by Danielle Castronovo
  • Adventures with the BHL API, by Tracy Mehlin
  • Membership Directory Update: Have you used the Online Membership Directory?, by Stacy Brody
  • Calendar of Events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • NatureServe: A New Non-Profit Member Institution, by Mary Faith Pankin, Amanda Treher Eberly, and Anne Frances
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Gillian Hayward
    • The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution
  • Member Spotlight: Mary Faith Pankin, Volunteer Librarian, NatureServe

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  • Folios: Why They’re So Big And How to Work with Them in Our Libraries, by Kathy Crosby and Charlotte A. Tancin
  • From the President, by Anita Kay
  • John Torrey Papers: Increasing Accessibility with Full Text Transcriptions in Biodiversity Heritage Library, by Richard Jones
  • Calendar of Events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp. by Beth Brand
    • Out and About in Denver!, by Allaina Wallace
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Jennifer Jewell The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants, by Staci L. Catron
    • Bartram’s Garden: In Words and Wood, by Leora Siegel
  • CBHL Membership Committee: New Roles and Upcoming Membership Drive, by Stacy Brody
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Gillian Hayward
    • Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders
    • Dan Dourson and Judy Dourson. Wild Yet Tasty: A Guide to Edible Plants of Eastern Kentucky, reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin
    • Dan Dourson and Judy Dourson. Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River Basin, reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin
  • Member Spotlight: Hend Elsantaricy, Librarian & Archivist, Mt. Cuba Center

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  • Report of the 51st Annual Meeting
  • From the President, by Anita Kay
  • 51st Annual Meeting: Tours
    • Tour of the Desert Botanical Garden, by Rita Hassert
    • Boyce Thompson Arboretum Tour, by Brandy Kuhl
    • Tours of the Schilling Library and Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium, by Robin Everly
    • Taliesin West Tour, by Esther Jackson
    • Greenhouses and Plant Genetics Lab, by Donna Herendeen
  • 51st Annual Meeting: Guest Speaker Mary Ellen Bates -Talking about Value: How to Own the ROI Conversation, by Amy Kasameyer
  • 51st Annual Meeting: Member Presentations
    • What do Smithsonian Scientists Want from Their Libraries?, by Barbara Ferry
    • Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book program: a way to learn, preserve, and raise funds for your library collection, by Robin Everly
    • Grounding the Botanic Library at Tower Hill, by Alena McNamara
    • Imag(in)ing Andersen Horticultural Library’s Special Collections, by Kathy Allen
    • Using EOS.Web Reference Tracker to Help Demonstrate Our Value and Impact, by Gillian Hayward
    • Creativity Walkshops: Outreach through Nature to Reach New Audiences, by Kristen Mastel
    • Tracing Honeycrisp’s Roots: Rediscovering Fruit Breeding Data through Organization and Preservation, by Kathy Allen & Kristen Mastel
    • Women Botanical Artists in 19th-Century England, by Charlotte Tancin
  • 51st Annual Meeting: Table Talks, by Charlotte Tancin
  • Preservation:Using Provenance Information in Preservation, Cataloging, and Library Promotion, by Charlotte Tancin
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp. by Beth Brand
    • Library Move Update from Denver Botanic Gardens, by Allaina Wallace
    • Two New Publications from BRIT Press, by Barney Lipscomb
  • CBHL Membership Committee: New Roles and Upcoming Membership Drive, by Stacy Brody
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Gillian Hayward
    • Moss: From Forest to Garden: A Guide to the Hidden World of Moss
    • A Five Year Plan for Geraniums: Growing Flowers Commercially in East Germany 1946-1989, reviewed by Charlotte Tancin
  • Member Spotlight: Gillian Hayward, Library Public Services and Research Assistant, Library & Archives, Longwood Gardens

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  • CBHL 51st Annual Business Meeting Hosted by the Desert Botanical Garden
  • From the President, by Anita Kay
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • University of Georgia Tifton Campus Centennial Celebration, by Duncan McClusky
    • Seeds of Change at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, by Dory Klein
    • Addison Announces Completion of Transylvania Florilegium, by Stephen Sinon
  • Conservation and Preservation: A Symposium on Exposure: the Exhibition of Paper-Based Materials, by Kathy Crosby
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan’s Cherry Blossoms, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • The Architecture of Trees, reviewed by Charlotte A. Tancin
  • On the Web: Black Apples, an Historical Blog, and the Oldest Botanical Fossils, by Stanley Johnston
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert

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  • Conservation and Preservation: Modern Slides of the Non-glass and Mostly Color Kind, by Kathy Crosby and Charlotte A. Tancin
  • From the President: Musings on Orchids, Planning, the Future of CBHL, by David J. Sleasman
  • Adapt and Flourish in a Changing Climate: 51ST Annual Meeting, May 14-17, 2019
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • Atlas of Poetic Botany, reviewed by Maura Flannery
  • On the Web: On the Web: Desert Gardens, by Stanley Johnston

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  • CBHL: Let’s Start at the Beginning, by John F. Reed
  • From the President, by David J. Sleasman
  • CBHL 51st Annual Meeting Preview, by Beth Brand
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp, by Beth Brand
    • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Events & Library News, by Irene Holiman
    • BRIT Press publishes Flowering Plants of Trans-Pecos Texas and Adjacent Areas by A. Michael Powell and Richard D. Worthington, by Barney Lipscomb
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Lenhardt Library is Honored to be the Recipient of Two Grants to Support Our Collections, by Leora Siegel
    • Hamilton’s Seedy History, by Erin Aults (with Kat Lucas)
    • Lynn Jacobson Retires from Olbrich Botanical Gardens, by Lynn Jacobson
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • C.G. Pringle: Botanist, Traveler, and the “Flora of the Pacific Slope” (1881-1884), reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens, reviewed by Esther Jackson
  • On the Web: Wine and Viticulture Sites, ORCID, and Tree-Eating Machines, by Stanley Johnston

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  • Report of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, June 19-22, 2018 hosted by New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
    • Preserving and Providing Access to the Silva Center Library and Archives presented by Amy Kasameyer
    • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: A Look Inside the Library and Rare Book Room, reported and photographed by Beth Brand
    • New York Ecoflora Plant Walk in Central Park with Daniel Atha, reported and photographed by Amy Kasameyer
    • Gardens of the Hudson River Valley, reported and photographed by Susan C. Eubank
  • From the President, by David J. Sleasman
  • Conservation and Preservation, by Kathy Crosby and Charlotte A. Tancin
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Serendipity in the Stacks, by Janet Evans
    • Color wheels, color charts, color fans, and colors that are for the birds!, by Stacy Stoldt
    • Thank you Suzi Teghtmeyer for helping and then we got this Twitter thread on the role of librarians and libraries!, by Kathy Crosby
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic / Saving Central Park: A History and A Memoir / A Tapestry Garden: The Art of Weaving Plants and Place, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes: An Identification Guide, reviewed by Brian Hockaday
  • On the Web: Purple Plants, Horti-Tourism, and Memorializing the Deceased as Plants, by Stanley Johnston

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  • Seed to Seedling… The Precursors of the “First” CBHL Meeting (November 13, 1969), by Judy and John Reed
  • From the President, by Donna Herendeen
  • Conservation and Preservation, by Kathy Crosby and Charlotte A. Tancin
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • New Exhibition at the Lloyd Library & Museum Explores Gardens from the 1600s to the Present, by Betsy Kruthoffer
    • Royal Botanical Gardens’ Exhibit on the History of Ontario Horticultural Societies, by Erin Aults
    • Obituary: Geraldine Kaye, by Judith A. Warnement
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
    • Report on the 2018 BHL Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
    • Collection Highlight – Bateman’s Orchidaceae: Exploring One of the Rarest – and Largest – Orchid Books
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement / The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • The Book of Seeds: A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World, reviewed by Esther Jackson
  • On the Web: David Hosack, the High Line and the Welikia Project and other Highlights of this Year’s Annual Meeting along with the Botany of Some Science Fiction Series, by Stanley Johnston

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  • The CBHL’s 50th Annual Meeting, June 19-22, 2018 – Botanical and Horticultural Libraries in the Modern Era:Training and Vision for the Future, by Stephen Sinon
  • From the President, by Donna Herendeen
  • Conservation and Preservation, by Kathy Crosby and Charlotte A. Tancin
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp, by Beth Brand
    • Jaime Groetsema, by Allaina Wallace
    • New events added to the Arboretum Library calendar and a social media experiment, by Susan C. Eubank
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Cherokee Garden Library Lecture, Book Launch Erica Danylchak, Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement, by Staci Catron
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
    • Report on the 2018 BHL Annual Meeting in Los AngelesSeeds in the Stacks with the USDA National Agricultural Library
    • Project Updates from the BHL NDSR Residents
    • Collection Highlight – Exploring the First American Silva
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • An Abundance of Flowers: More Great Flower Breeders of the Past / Landscape of Dreams: The Gardens of Isabel & Julian Bannerman, reviewed by Esther Jackson
  • On the Web: Popular Plant Topics and Seed Catalog Collections, by Stanley Johnston

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  • CBHL Annual Literature Award: Why’s, How-to’s and the 2017 Winners, by Brian Thompson
  • From the President, by Donna Herendeen
  • Index Creation to Bee-Friendly Plant Articles: Including Content for Findability, by Suzi Teghtmeyer
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp, by Beth Brand
    • A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius, by Barney Lipscomb
    • Celebrating the Library’s 45th Anniversary / Kristin Jakob: Botanical Illustration Retrospective, Brandy Kuhl
    • Collections Assessment for Preservation at RSABG / Beatrice (Bea) Beck (1934-2017), by Irene Holiman
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • EBHL in Geneva – 2017 / Linnaeus Link Partners meeting, by Susan Fraser
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
    • Collection Highlight
      Flore d’Amérique: Illustrating America’s Tropical Flora
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs / Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage / The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redouté’s American Masterpiece, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • Thomas Walter and His Plants: The Life and Works of a Pioneer American Botanist / Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction / Designing with Succulents , reviewed by Esther Jackson
  • On the Web: Gardening for Cats, Mulch, and Some Memories of New York CBHL Meetings, by Stanley Johnston
  • CBHL 49th Annual Business Meeting

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  • CBHL 49th Annual Meeting – The ABCs of CBHL: June 6-10, 2017, Conference Report
    • Contributing to a National Digital Infrastructure Pre conference Workshop, reported By Mariah Lewis
    • Introduction to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Peter C. Moe, Arboretum Director, reported by Charlotte Tancin
    • Education and Extension at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Tim Kenny, Director, Education Department, reported by Charlotte Tancin
    • Honeycrisp and Beyond: Apple Breeding at the U of M. David Bedford, Senior Research Fellow, Horticultural Research Center, reported by Stanley Johnston
    • Plant Information Online: Its History, by Richard T. Isaacson
    • Story Time in the Garden: Picture Books that Celebrate Diversity through the Seasons, by Janis Shearer
    • Murder in the Library, by Stephon Sinon
    • Visit to the Andersen Horticultural Library, reported by Laurie Hannah
    • Garden Tour with Guide, reported by Liz Fite
    • Tram Ride Around the Three Mile Drive and the Bee and Pollen Discovery Center, reported by Stephon Sinon
    • Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology & Medicine, reported by Charlotte Tancin
    • Wangensteen Library – Stacks and Behind the Scenes, reported by Esther Jackson
    • Plants and People Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, by Elizabeth Fite and Esther Jackson
    • Bookplates — Worth a Second Look : Bookplates in the McLean Library, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, by Janet Evans
    • Weisman Art Museum, reported by Mariah Lewis
    • Tour of the Minnesota Library Access Center and University Archives Caverns, reported by Beth Brand
    • ACORN: a Source for Exploration and Discovery, by Rita M. Hassert
    • Finding Lost Gardens, by Kathy Bell
    • Stewardship Collection Panel, reported by Kathy Crosby
    • Minneapolis Institute of Art, reported by Beth Brand
    • Speaker and tour: Mira Nakashima, reported by Rita M. Hassert
    • Arboretum Behind-the-Scenes Bus Tour, reported by Tracy Mehlin
    • Banquet Speaker, Dr. David Zlesak on Plant Introduction, reported by Susan C. Eubank
    • Tour #1: Food And Nature, reported by Donna Herendeen
    • Tour #2: Art and Books, reported by Susan C. Eubank
  • From the President, by Donna Herendeen
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp, by Beth Brand
    • [Helen Fowler Library], by Allaina Wallace
    • “I want that to be MY room!” Elisabeth C. Miller Library Supports UW Botanic Gardens Summer Programs with Curated Book Selections, by Laura Blumhagen
    • Three New Publications from BRIT Press, by Barney Lipscomb
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • The Arnold Arboretum and China: Collecting and Collaboration, by Lisa E. Pearson
    • Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center Presents Internationally Renowned Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz Who Will Discuss Sustainable Design in the 21st Century, by Staci Catron
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
    • Program Updates – New Scanner for Digitizing Australia’s Biodiversity Heritage
    • Citizen Science Expands Knowledge about Women in Science
    • Expanding Library Impact through Open Access Digitization
    • Collection Highlight – Australia’s First Flora
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • Sowing Beauty: Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed, reviewed by Esther Jackson
  • On the Web: Apples, Nakashima Furniture, and a Tree City
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert

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  • eBooks in our Libraries – the First 5 Years, by Janet Evans
  • From the President, by Amy Kasameyer
  • CBHL 49th Annual Meeting – The ABCs of CBHL: June 6-10, 2017, Featuring the Art, Books & Collection of AHL, by Kathy Allen
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp, by Beth Brand
    • Exhibits & Grant Awards at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, by Irene Holiman
    • Sam Mitchel’s 100th Birthday Year and the 50th Anniversary of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi, by Kai H. Eldredge and Vera Stucky Evenson
    • Coloring comes to Auraria Library, by Gayle Bradbeer
    • Guide to the Vascular Flora of Kitty Hawk Woods, Dare County, North Carolina, U.S.A., by Barney Lipscomb
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Lloyd Library Hires New Director / Off the Page Opens March 24, 2017 at the Lloyd Library and Museum, by Betsy Kruthoffer
    • Orchidpalooza: Illustrated OrchidVarieties February 10 – March 26, 2017,by Stacy Stoldt
    • Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art / Lenge Hong, by Susan M. Fraser
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
    • Report on the 2017 BHL Annual Meeting in Singapore!
    • Celebrating Joseph Dalton Hooker with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
    • The Book of Orchids: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
  • On the Web: Some Biographical Resources on Women Who Have Contributed to American Gardening, the United States Drought Monitor, and the Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group, by Stanley Johnston

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  • CBHL 49th Annual Meeting Preview – Welcome to the Twin Cities and the Andersen Horticultural Library – The ABCs of CBHL: June 6-10, 2017, Featuring the Art, Books & Collections of AHL, by Kathy Allen
  • From the President, by Amy Kasameyer
  • CBHL Annual Meeting detour: Paisley Park, by Amy Kasameyer
  • CBHL Members’ West News, comp, by Beth Brand
    • Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, by Brandy Kuhl
    • Joan DeFato, by Susan C. Eubank
  • CBHL Members’ East News, comp. by Shelly Kilroy
    • Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria, by Judith A. Warnement
  • Calendar of upcoming events, comp. by Rita Hassert
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Updates and Collection Highlights, by Grace Costantino
    • Program Highlights
    • DLF Community/Capacity Award
    • Collection Highlights: Poetic Botany
    • The Botanical Art of Redouté
  • Book Reviews, comp. by Patricia Jonas
    • The Cleghorn Collection: South Indian Botanical Drawings 1845 to 1860, reviewed by Charlotte Tancin
    • Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery, reviewed by Patricia Jonas
  • On the Web: Nispero, the Tree Art of Albert Oehlen, and John Withee and Beans, by Stanley Johnston

See also : Issues Nos 1-90

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" ["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) "https://www.cbhl.net/?post_type=testimonials&p=1166" ["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) "https://www.cbhl.net/?post_type=testimonials&p=672" ["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. 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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." 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