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CBHL Annual Literature Award: Why’s, How-to’s and the 2017 Winners By Brian Thompson, Manager and Curator of Horticultural Literature Elisabeth C. Miller Library University of Washington Botanic Gardens Seattle, WA On Friday evening, June 9, 2017, many of us were sipping wine and enjoying conviviality during the cocktail hour before our final banquet. This was the occasion to reflect with our colleagues about the marvelous annual meeting at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, but it was also time to announce the 2017 winners for the CBHL Annual Literature Award! More about these winners in a moment. First, what is the Annual Literature Award? It is an important contribution CBHL makes to the world of the plant sciences literature. According to the by- laws, the Annual Literature Award is to recognize “outstanding publications that make significant contributions to the literature of botany or horticulture.” The awards (typically more than one) honor both authors and publishers and encourage the highest quality in these publications. It gives you, as librarians, guidance in developing your collections. Moreover, it helps our patrons, whether they be researchers, teachers, hands-on professionals, or eager amateurs, by recommending resources chosen for their excellence. (Continued on page 3)
2017 Annual Literature Award: The Bauers: Joseph, Franz & Ferdinand, Masters of Botanical Illustration , by Hans Walter Lack and published by Prestel Verlag, 2015.
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