|Ana Luisa Guzmán, Dr. José Sarukhán, |
and Dr. Nancy E. Gwinn
Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, or CONABIO) joined on December 16, 2014 and will also serve as the BHL's newest global node, BHL Mexico. CONABIO brings a strong conservation perspective and is positioned to help expand BHL's reach to Spanish-speaking communities.
To kickoff their membership, CONABIO hosted representatives from BHL Central, December 15 – 17, at their offices in Mexico City. Dr. Nancy E. Gwinn (Chair of the BHL Executive Committee and Director of Smithsonian Libraries), Martin Kalfatovic (BHL Program Director and Associate Director of Smithsonian Libraries), William Ulate (BHL Technical Director), and Carolyn Sheffield (BHL Program Manager)
CONABIO attendees included:
Dr. José Sarukhán (CONABIO National Commissioner), Dr. Patricia Koleff (Director of Analysis and Priorities), Dr. Carlos Galindo (Director of Scientific Communication), Hesiquio Benitez (Director of International Cooperation and Implementation), Karina Sánchez (Legal Coordinator), Juan Kasa (Director of Systems), Dr. Ana Isabel González (Invasive Species Coordinator), Dr. Esther Quintero (Priority Species Coordinator), Diana Hernández (Coordinator of Taxonomic Catalogues), Bernardo Terroba (Coordinator of Editorial Production), Jacinta Ramírez (Specialist in Documentation and contents), Dr. Raúl Sierra (Coordinator of Ecoinformatics), Alejandro Molina (Ecoinformatics), and Ana Luisa Guzmán (Technical Secretary)
|Dr. Patricia Koleff|
December 16 was the big day with Dr. José Sarukhán joining the group for further discussions on the work plan and to formalize CONABIO's new partnership with BHL. Early that afternoon, Dr. José Sarukhán, Ana Luisa Guzmán, and Dr. Nancy E. Gwinn signed the BHL Memorandum of Understanding, officially making CONABIO the 17th BHL Member!
|BHL and CONABIO staff|
We're thrilled to have CONABIO on board and look forward to the exciting contributions that they will make to BHL, both locally and globally!
|Dr. Patricia Koleff, Dr. Nancy E. Gwinn, Carolyn Sheffield, |
and Karina Sánchez finalizing the BHL/CONABIO MOU