Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The 2018 BHL Annual Meeting was held in Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Constance Rinaldo, Chair
The 2018 BHL Annual Meeting was held in Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. The meeting was attended by 35 representatives of BHL partners from 11 countries. The meeting included guest speakers: Dr. Austin Hendy (Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology, NHMLAC), Dr. Jody Martin (Associate VP of Research and Collections and Curator of Crustacea, NHMLAC), Dr. Gary Wallace (Currently Research Associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Botanist, Retired, United States Fish and Wildlife Service), Dr. Victoria Vesna (Professor, Dept. of Design, Media Arts, UCLA and Founder and Director of the Art | Sci Center + Lab, CNSI, and Visiting Professor, Empowerment Informatics Program, University of Tsukuba, Japan), and two Postdoctoral Fellows at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, Dr. Alexis  Mychajiliw & Dr. Libby Ellwood.

In addition to the Secretariat staff (Carolyn Sheffield, Bianca Crowley, and Grace Costantino), Smithsonian Libraries Director Nancy E. Gwinn and Barbara Ferry (Head, Natural and Physical Sciences Department) attended the meeting from the Smithsonian Libraries. My Program Director's Secretariat & Technical Update is available online.

The meeting also provided attendees with a behind the scenes tour the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Huntington.

  


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