Desert Botanical Garden will host the 51st Annual Meeting for the Council on Botanical and Horticulture Libraries, May 14-17, 2019. To learn more, click here or please contact librarian Beth Brand by phone at 480.481.8133 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The site of this year’s meeting, the Desert Botanical Garden, is celebrating 80 years of adapting and flourishing in a remarkable climate. In addition to touring the Desert Botanical Garden’s trails, attendees will be treated to up-close tours of the library, herbarium, greenhouses, and the newly-constructed Desert Conservation Laboratory. Special guest speaker, author David Yetman, will share his fascinating experiences and vast knowledge of the Sonoran Desert. And sought after speaker, Mary Ellen Bates, will offer attendees fresh perspectives on how today’s information professionals can see themselves and their collections as strategic resources and how they can communicate their value in ways that get heard. In addition, there will be opportunities to hear speakers and panels on a range of topics such as best practices for collections care and management, new ways to engage users as well as strategies for flourishing in an ever-changing digital landscape.