*CBHL Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC*

The 52nd annual meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural
Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) will be held in Washington, DC, May 19-22, 2020. The
meeting, “What’s Next: the 21st Century Botanical and Horticultural
Library,” will be hosted by the Smithsonian Institution and the National
Agricultural Library.

Along with the rich resources of the host institutions, attendees will have
the opportunity to visit area museums, libraries, gardens, and exhibits. At
this meeting, keynote speaker, W. John Kress, will discuss the complexity
of nature and botanical libraries in the Anthropocene. Noted author Peter
Hatch will explore the role of garden books in the restoration of Thomas
Jefferson’s fruit and vegetable gardens at Monticello. In addition, member
presentations will explore current and future changes, challenges, and
opportunities. Strategies will be shared on how botanical and horticultural
libraries can flourish in the future.

Additional highlights will include a post-conference tour to Oak Spring
Garden Foundation in Upperville, Virginia, the former home, garden, and
library of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. Join us at this remarkable meeting! For
more information, please visit .
Early-bird registration is open through March 31. Questions about this
upcoming meeting may be directed to Robin Everly, Smithsonian Libraries at
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The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries empowers its members
to lead in botanical and horticultural information services. CBHL
strengthens its membership; addressing emerging issues, and providing
expertise and value to our respective organizations. For more information
about CBHL, visit its web site at .


Hope you will be able to attend this meeting!


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