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Smithsonian Libraries Director Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:00am

Nancy E. Gwinn, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries, received an honorary doctoral degree from University of Wyoming on May 11. It is the university’s highest award, and is given annually to individuals recognized internationally as leaders in their professions.

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Awards Biodiversity Heritage Library

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:00am

The Biodiversity Heritage Library received the Charles Robert Long Award of Extraordinary Merit from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) on May 9. It is the highest honor bestowed by CBHL and was founded to honor outstanding contribution and meritorious service to the CBHL or in the field of botanical and horticultural libraries or literature.

Smithsonian Libraries Unveils “Whales:From Bone to Book”

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries opens its new exhibition “Whales: From Bone to Book” in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History May 25. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Libraries and the museum’s Department of Paleobiology. “Bone to Book” will be on display through April 2014.   

Biodiversity Heritage Library for Africa Launches

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:00am

The Biodiversity Heritage Library for Africa (BHL-Africa) officially launched during a ceremony hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden in Pretoria, South Africa on April 15.

Biodiversity Heritage Library Announces Partnership with Digital Public Library of America

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:00am

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is pleased to announce that it will serve as a digital content hub within the Digital Public Library of America. The DPLA pilot project, which combines and centralizes links to the collections of participating cultural institutions, launches on April 18 in Boston.

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