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51st Annual CBHL 2019 Meeting: Program

Conference Program

51st Annual CBHL Annual Meeting – May 14th – 17th, 2019


Tuesday, May 14th - Pre-Conference Day at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel (TMP)

7:00am – 8:00am  

TMP Hotel guests - complimentary grab & go breakfast/snacks in Break Station (located in Courtyard)

10:00am – 6:00pm 

Committee meetings in Campanile and Cavetto rooms off the outdoor courtyard 

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Opening reception, light hors d'oeuvres at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel courtyard


Dinner on your own


Wednesday, May 15th - Desert Botanical Garden

6:45am – 7:15am  

TMP Hotel guests - complimentary grab & go breakfast/snacks in Break Station (located in Courtyard)


Board bus at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel


Bus departs TMP Hotel for Desert Botanical Garden (DBG)


Arrive at DBG (new arrivals see check-in table in the rear of Dorrance Hall)

8:10am – 8:20am

Welcome and opening remarks by Ken Schutz (Executive Director), Kim McCue (Director of Research, Conservation and Collections), David Sleasman (President, CBHL) and Beth Brand (Head Librarian, Schilling Library)

8:20am – 10:00am

Tours of Desert Botanical Garden grounds – Guides available

10:00am – 10:15am


10:15am – 11:00am

Guest Speaker – David Yetman – Why I love deserts and why you should as well—especially the Sonoran Desert

11:15am – 12:15pm


12:20pm – 1:20pm







Members' Presentations (20 minutes each)

12:20pm – 12:40pm     I    Barbara Ferry
What do Smithsonian Scientists want from Their Libraries?

12:40pm – 1:00pm      I    Leyla Cabugos         
Seeding collaboration: connecting material on plant exploration across institutions

1:00pm – 1:20pm        I    Robin Everly
Smithsonian LibrarIes Adopt a Book program: a way to learn, preserve, and raise funds for your library collection

1:20pm – 1:35pm


1:35pm – 3:05pm

Business Meeting Part 1

3:05pm – 3:20pm


3:20pm –  4:20pm 






Members' Presentations (20 minutes each)

3:20pm – 3:40pm     I    Alena McNamara
Grounding the Botanic Library at Tower Hill

3:40pm – 4:00pm     I    Esther Jackson
Wikidata & Natural History Libraries: Engaging the Public and Improving Access to Collections

4:00pm – 4:20pm     I    Kristen Mastel
Creativity Walkshops: Outreach through nature to reach new audiences


Bus departs DBG for TMP Hotel


Bus arrives TMP Hotel. Free time until 6:45 pm (if attending Ballet).  

5:30pm – 6:45pm

Dinner with Beth or on your own


Bus departs TMP Hotel for ballet performance at Desert Botanical Garden

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Ballet Arizona performance of Eroica (courtesy of Ballet Arizona)


Board bus to depart for TMP Hotel



































Thursday, May 16th - Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Desert Botanical Garden

6:45am – 7:20am  

TMP Hotel guests - complimentary grab & go breakfast/snacks in TMP Hotel Break Station (located in Courtyard)


Board bus to depart from TMP Hotel

7:40am – 8:45am

Bus travels to Boyce Thompson Arboretum

9:00am – 10:30am

Exploration of Boyce Thompson Arboretum


Board bus to depart Boyce Thompson Arboretum

10:40am – 11:45pm

Bus Departs Boyce Thompson Arboretum, travels to DBG

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch at DBG

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Guest Speaker -- Mary Ellen Bates -- Talking About Value: How to Own the ROI Conversation

2:00pm – 2:15pm


2:15pm – 3:15pm






Members' Presentations (20 minutes each)

2:15pm – 2:35pm      I    Gillian Hayward
Using EOS.Web Reference Tracker to Help Demonstrate our Value and Impact

2:35pm – 2:55pm      I   Kathy Allen & Kristen Mastel
Tracing Honeycrisp’s Roots: Rediscovering fruit breeding data through organization and preservation

2:55pm – 3:15pm      I   Anita Kay
Exploring the Avian Archives of Iowa Online (aviAn)

3:15pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:30pm






Members' Presentations (20 minutes each)

3:30pm – 3:50pm      I    Suzi Teghtmeyer
Indexing Michigan Botanist/Great Lakes Botanist: Procedure and Findings

3:50pm – 4:10pm      I    Kathy Allen
Imag(in)ing Andersen Horticultural Library’s Special Collections

4:10pm – 4:30pm      I    Charlotte Tancin
Women botanical artists in 19th century England

4:30pm – 4:40pm


4:45pm – 5:25pm 

Tours of Schilling Library and Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium

5:30pm – 5:40pm 

Return to Dorrance Hall for personal items


Board bus to depart DBG for TMP Hotel


Arrive at TMP Hotel. Dinner on your own

Friday, May 17th – Taliesin West and Desert Botanical Garden

6:45am – 7:20am  

TMP Hotel guests - complimentary grab & go breakfast/snacks in Break Station (located in Courtyard)


Board bus to depart from TMP Hotel

7:40am – 8:30am Bus travels to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

8:30am – 8:45am

Arrive at Taliesin West (Group #1 - tour begins at 8:45; Group #2 - tour begins at 9am)

10:30am – 10:50am

Visit Taliesin gift shop


Board bus  

11:10am – 11:45am 

Bus travels to DBG

12:00pm – 12:50pm

Lunch at Desert Botanical Garden

1:00pm – 1:40pm

Tour DBG Greenhouses, Plant Genetics Lab and new Ahearn Desert Laboratory (if construction is complete)

1:50pm – 3:00pm   Table Talks (Dorrance Hall)

3:00pm – 3:10pm


3:15pm – 3:30pm

Member News - briefly share what's been happening at your library

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Business Meeting Part 2

4:30pm – 4:45pm Future Meeting Announcements
4:45pm – 5:25pm Free Time - visit Garden Shop - make your way to Eliot Patio

5:30pm – 5:55pm

Cocktails on Eliot Patio

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Annual Literature Award Ceremony (Ullman Terrace)

6:30pm – 7:45pm

Banquet and Book raffle on Ullman Terrace

7:45pm – 8:00pm Board bus to depart from DBG

8:00pm – 8:15pm

Bus travels from DBG to TMP Hotel