BHL Blog Authors
This page provides a list of all BHL blog authors. Click each name to view that author’s posts.
Adriana Marroquin (16)
Adriana Marroquin is the project manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project and the Smithsonian Field Book Project. She previously served as a library technician at Smithsonian Libraries and as a contractor for two projects: the American Art and Portrait Gallery library’s Art & Artist Corporate Files Database and BHL’s Latino Natural History exhibition.
Alexandra K. Carter is the Science & Medicine Librarian at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. She oversees the library's extensive collections in the history of medicine, anatomy, astronomy, mathematics, and natural history.
Alexandra K. Newman is the Library Technician for the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History at Smithsonian Libraries.
Alison Harding (1)
Alison Harding is the Librarian of the Ornithology and Rothschild Libraries of the Natural History Museum at Tring.
Amy Morgan (1)
Amy Morgan is a Special Collections Librarian at the National Agricultural Library. With two years’ experience in Special Collections, she has enjoyed learning about and working with the Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection.
Amy Zhang (1)
Amy Zhang was a Junior Fellow at the Science, Technology, & Business Division of the Library of Congress in 2017.
Andrew Tschinkel (1)
Andrew Tschinkel is a digital imaging technician at The New York Botanical Garden.
Anne Dollin (1)
Anne Dollin is the Co-founder of the Australian Native Bee Research Centre in North Richmond NSW Australia.
Anne Griffin (1)
Anne Griffin is the Head of Cataloguing at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Library, Art & Archives.
Anne-Lise Fourie (1)
Anne-Lise Fourie is the Assistant Director of SANBI Libraries at The South African National Biodiversity Institute. She is also the Project Lead for the BHL Africa program.
Arlene Shaner, MA, MLS is the Historical Collections Librarian at The New York Academy of Medicine.
In 2017 as part of the IMLS-funded "Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners," BHL hosted five NDSR residents stationed at geographically-dispersed BHL partner institutions to work on interrelated projects to improve the discoverability and functionality of BHL. The residents were Alicia Esquivel (Chicago Botanic Garden), Marissa Kings (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), Pamela McClanahan (Smithsonian Libraries), Katie Mika (Ernst Mayr Library at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology), and Ariadne Rehbein (Missouri Botanical Garden).
Becca Greenstein (2)
Becca Greenstein is the STEM Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries. She conducted a collection development project for BHL during the summer of 2016 and is very glad to have found a way to share the BHL collection with researchers and librarians in Illinois. She is interested in open access, creating inclusive library environments, research metrics, and information access for everyone: library users and non-users alike.
Bernice Barry (1)
Bernice Barry is an educator and author. Learn more on her website: http://georgianamolloy.com/.
Bianca Crowley (28)
Bianca Crowley is the BHL Digital Collections Manager. In this capacity she leads digital collection management activities and coordinates communications across the project's international library consortium.
Cam Sharp Jones (2)
Cam Sharp Jones is a Project Officer for the Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Carolina Murcia (1)
Carolina Murcia was the BHL Marketing and Product Development Intern for the Biodiversity Heritage Library at Smithsonian Libraries in 2016-2017.
Carolyn Sheffield (41)
Carolyn Sheffield is the BHL Program Manager. As part of the BHL Secretariat based at Smithsonian Libraries, Carolyn helps manage the consortium’s partnerships and day-to-day operations. She also actively participates on many of BHL’s grant-funded projects and technical development initiatives. She holds a Masters of Library Science from the University of Maryland.
Charles Zange (1)
Charles Zange is a Digital Imaging Technician at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Previously, he worked as an independent contractor at the National Portrait Gallery, managing the AV Archive’s cataloging effort and documenting digital artwork for long-term preservation. He has a BA in History and French from Gettysburg College and an MA in Museum Studies from the George Washington University. He is originally from Illinois.
Chris Carden (1)
Chris Carden served as a metadata librarian for the Biodiversity Heritage Library at the Ernst Mayr Library at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
Chris Freeland (30)
Chris Freeland served as the BHL Technical Director from 2006-2012. He is currently the Director of the Open Libraries program at Internet Archive. In this capacity he works with libraries & publishers to digitize their collections, working towards the Archive’s mission of providing “universal access to all knowledge.”
Christina Velazquez Fidler is an Archivist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California, Berkeley.
Christine Giannoni is the Museum Librarian & Head of Library Collections at The Field Museum.
Clare Flemming (1)
Clare Flemming was the Director (Interim) of the Library & Archives and Brooke Dolan Archivist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Constance Rinaldo (11)
Constance Rinaldo is the Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library and Museum of Comparative Zoology Archives at Harvard University. She is currently the Chair of the BHL Executive Committee.
Daniel Atha (1)
Daniel Atha is the Director of Conservation Outreach at The New York Botanical Garden.
Daniel Euphrat (1)
Daniel Euphrat is a Digital Imaging Technician at Smithsonian Libraries.
Daria Wingreen-Mason is the Branch Librarian for the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex.
David Bridge (1)
David Bridge is a volunteer with the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) and National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). He retired from the Smithsonian with over 40 years of service, mostly in natural history and information management. He and several colleagues are currently researching the history of the development and usage of information technologies at the Smithsonian Institution.
David Kohn (2)
David Kohn is the Director of the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History.
Diana Duncan (1)
Diana Duncan is the Technical Services Librarian at The Field Museum of Natural History Library.
Diane M. Rielinger is the Digital Projects Librarian for the Botany Libraries of the Harvard University Herbaria.
Diane Shaw (1)
Diane Shaw is a Special Collections cataloger at the Smithsonian Libraries.
Diane Wunsch (1)
Dimitri Kambas (1)
Dimitri Kambas is the Co-Founder and Editor of The Tarantupedia.
Maëlle Salmon, PhD in statistics, works as a research software engineer, writing and documenting R packages as well as blogging about them for work and for fun. Her background in biology and ecology mean life sciences are often the topic of her case studies!
Elizabeth MacLeod is the Manager of Satellite Digitization Services at the Internet Archive.
Elizabeth Meyer (12)
Elizabeth Meyer joined the Ernst Mayr Library at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology as a project assistant in 2015. She digitizes and transcribes library materials for BHL, including the archival collection of American ornithologist William Brewster (1851-1919). With her background in biology, she enjoys promoting access to scientific information and writing blog posts to connect people to BHL.
Elizabeth Smith (1)
Elizabeth Smith is the Acquisitions and Cataloguing Officer at the Canadian Museum of Nature Library. Elizabeth joined the Canadian Museum of Nature in 2014 as Acquisitions and Cataloguing Officer. She is responsible for the library’s daily operations, including the selection and purchase of materials and resources as well as providing access to resources and reference services. She also plays a lead role in the library’s digitization initiatives. Prior to this Elizabeth served as Document Delivery & Research Services Technician at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa.
Elsa Panciroli (1)
Elsa Panciroli is a PhD Candidate focusing on the Origin and Early Evolution of Mammals at the University of Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland. You can find her on Twitter at @gsciencelady.
Elycia Wallis (1)
Dr. Elycia Wallis is the Manager of Online Collections at Museum Victoria and the lead for the BHL Australia program.
Erin Rushing (2)
Erin Rushing is the Outreach Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries.
Erin Thomas (8)
Erin Thomas served as a Digital Collections Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries from 2009-2014.
Eveline Ferretti is the Public Programs and Communication Administrator at Albert R. Mann Library, where she has the pleasure of working with a library staff that is passionate about promoting knowledge and discovery in all subjects related to the life science and human ecology disciplines. An enthusiastic (though not always very successful!) gardener, Eveline has a keen interest in issues of agrobiodiversity and sustainable farming, and enjoyed learning a little more about Malus x domestica’s long and fascinating history while writing this post.
Gil Taylor (1)
Gil Taylor is the Assistant Department Head of the National Museum of Natural History Library at Smithsonian Libraries.
Gilbert Borrego (6)
Gilbert Borrego served as a Library Technician at Smithsonian Libraries for the Biodiversity Heritage Library from 2014-2013.
Godard Tweehuysen is an Information Specialist at the Naturalis Library of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.
Grace Costantino (393)
Grace Costantino is the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library. In this capacity, she developed and manages BHL's communication strategy, oversees social media initiatives, and engages with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage available in BHL.
Graham Higley (1)
Graham Higley served as the head of Library & Information Services at the Natural History Museum in London, England.
Gretchen Stahlman is a PhD candidate in the School of Information at the University of Arizona (UA). She holds a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and she previously worked in United States and Chile as a Documentation Specialist for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. As a UA iSchool graduate student, Gretchen has participated in several projects exploring curation and cyberinfrastructure strategies for hidden or at-risk datasets in biology and astronomy, including assisting in development of the new “Astrolabe” repository and suite of tools for analysis and management of astronomical data. Gretchen also served as a Research Development Fellow in the UA Office for Research, Discovery and Innovation during the 2015-16 academic year. Currently, Gretchen is focused on a dissertation project that implements a mixed-methods approach to identifying indicators of potentially uncurated astronomical data in the scholarly literature. Overall, her work aims to provide deeper insight into scholarly communication and data practices in astronomy, situated within broader initiatives and discussions related to open science.
Gretchen Rings (3)
Gretchen Rings is the Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at The Field Museum of Natural History Library.
Jacqueline Chapman is a Digital Collections Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries.
Jacqueline Ford (23)
Jacqueline Ford served as the Digital Collections Librarian for the Biodiversity Heritage Library at Smithsonian Libraries.
Jane Pickering (1)
Jane Pickering is the Executive Director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture.
Jennifer Harbster was a Research and Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress.
Joanna Durant (1)
Joanna Durant is the Metadata and Digitisation Officer for Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Library, Art & Archives. She is currently working on several projects within the organisation, including the digitisation of illustrations of Chinese plants and illustrations by women artists. Another aspect of her role involves digitising material for BHL, including the Mobile Museum logbooks and any scanning requests that come from individuals or institutions who would like Kew Library material made available online through BHL.
Joe Coleman (3)
Joe Coleman served as the Digitization Project Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Australia.
Joel Richard (2)
Joel Richard is the lead Web Developer for the Smithsonian Libraries.
John Ososky (1)
John J. Ososky is a museum specialist in the Osteology Laboratory for Vertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Judy Warnement (1)
Judy Warnement is the Librarian of Harvard University Botany Libraries.
Julia Blakely (6)
Julia Blakely is a Rare Book Catalog Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries. She has undergraduate and master's degrees in art history from the George Washington University and a M.S., with a specialization in rare books, from Columbia University. For many years she was a lab instructor at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia (formerly at Columbia) and currently serves on its William T. Buice Scholarship Committee. She is the Libraries' representative for the Smithsonian's Material Culture Forum. Julia wrote the bibliographical descriptions for An Oak Spring Flora (1997) and has worked with several other private collections.
Julia Blase (2)
Julia Blase served as the Project Manager for the Smithsonian Field Book Project at Smithsonian Libraries from 2014-2015.
Kai Alexis Smith (8)
Kai Alexis Smith served as a Virtual Marketing Intern for the Biodiversity Heritage Library in Fall 2013.
Kam Wies (1)
Kam Wies served as a Collections Management intern at Smithsonian Libraries and the Biodiversity Heritage Library in 2016.
Kelly Jensen (1)
Kelly Jensen is a Digitization Specialist at the California Academy of Sciences.
Kelsey Manahan (1)
Kelsey Manahan is a Library Assistant at the Academy Library and Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Kendra Hurt (1)
Kendra Hurt served as an Instructional Design Intern at the Smithsonian Libraries and the Biodiversity Heritage Library in Spring 2015.
Kendra Meyer (1)
Kendra Meyer is a Field Book Project Archivist at the American Museum of Natural History.
Keri Thompson (1)
Keri Thompson is the Head of the Digital Library Department at Smithsonian Libraries.
Kevin Nolan (1)
Kevin Nolan served as a Digital Projects Manager at The New York Botanical Garden.
Kirsten Hostetler served as a Marketing Intern at the Biodiversity Heritage Library in 2013.
Kristen Bullard (1)
Kristen Bullard is a Librarian at the Smithsonian Libraries.
Laurel Byrnes (16)
Laurel Byrnes is a Virtual Marketing Volunteer for the Biodiversity Heritage Library at Smithsonian Libraries.
Leora Siegel (3)
Leora Siegel is the Senior Director of the Lenhardt Library, one of the treasures of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Open to the public 7-days a week, its 150,000-volume collection encompasses resources on gardening, botany, plant conservation, and landscape design, in formats from rare books to e-books. Library initiatives focus on public engagement, collections, and collaborations.
Lesley Parilla (13)
Lesley Parilla is a Cataloging and Bibliographic Access Librarian at the Smithsonian Libraries. Previously, she served as the Cataloging Coordinator for The Field Book Project at Smithsonian Libraries.
Madison Arnold-Scerbo was a Junior Fellow Intern at the Science, Technology, & Business Division of the Library of Congress.
Mai Reitmeyer (1)
Mai Reitmeyer is the Senior Research Services Librarian at the American Museum of Natural History Library.
Maria Chiochios (2)
Maria Chiochios served as an Outreach Impact Strategy Intern for the Biodiversity Heritage Library as part of the Smithsonian Libraries' Professional Development Internship Program in 2015.
Mariah Lewis (6)
Mariah Lewis is a Metadata Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden as part of the BHL Expanding Access project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Marissa Kings (1)
Marissa Kings is a BHL NDSR Resident for the "Foundations to Actions" project. She is stationed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and her project, “Digital Library Best Practices Analysis”, focuses on identifying high value tools and services used by large-scale digital libraries which might be applied to the next generation of the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Martin R. Kalfatovic (86)
Martin R. Kalfatovic is the BHL Progm Director and Associate Director of the Smithsonian Libraries’ Digital Services Division, responsible for the Libraries’ active Digital Library program. This program includes the creation of digital editions of library materials, online exhibitions, and new digital publications. Mr. Kalfatovic also serves as the coordinator for the Libraries’ participation in the Biodiversity Heritage Library, working with an international consortium of natural history and botanical libraries in the digitization of taxonomic literature.
Mary Sears (1)
Mary Sears is the Head of Public Services at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
Matthew Person (6)
Matthew Person is a Technical Services Coordinator at the MBLWHOI Library.
Meghan Ferriter (2)
Meghan Ferriter is a Senior Innovation Specialist with the National Digital Initiatives division in the National and International Outreach directorate at the Library of Congress. Prior to this, she served as the Project Coordinator for the Smithsonian Transcription Center.
Michel Chevalier (1)
Mike Lichtenberg (5)
Mike Lichtenberg is the Lead Developer for the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Minerva Castro Escamilla is a Librarian at the Biblioteca Conjunta de Ciencias de la Tierra of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), which is a participant in the BHL México program.
Moyna K. Müller (1)
Moyna K. Müller is a PhD student at the Geology Department of Otago University, New Zealand.
Nicholas Pyenson (1)
Dr. Nicholas D. Pyenson is the Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Nicole Kearney (8)
Nicole Kearney is the Coordinator of the BHL Australia program at Museums Victoria.
Nicole Palffy-Muhoray is a Museum Assistant at the Yale Peabody Museum of History.
Nigel Pitman (1)
Nigel Pitman is a Mellon Senior Conservation Ecologist at The Field Museum.
Nura Agzamova (1)
Nura Agzamova was an intern at Smithsonian Libraries for the Biodiversity Heritage Library and The Field Book Project in 2016.
Ong Eng Chuan (1)
Ong Eng Chuan is the Senior Librarian at the National Library of the National Library Board, Singapore.
Patrick Randall (23)
Patrick Randall served as the Community Manager for the BHL Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature project at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 2015-2017.
Polly Lasker (1)
Polly Lasker is a Reference Librarian at the National Museum of Natural History Library at Smithsonian Libraries. Currently, she serves as the Vertebrate Zoology librarian, overseeing the Birds, Fishes, Mammals and Reptiles divisional libraries, as well as performing reference duties for the main Natural History Library.
Randy Smith (5)
Randy Smith is the Metadata Librarian and Senior Image Technician at the Peter H. Raven Library of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Rebecca Morin (5)
Rebecca Morin was the head Librarian at the California Academy of Sciences.
Rick Wright (7)
Rick Wright is a writer, lecturer, and professional tour leader. He blogs at Birding New Jersey (http://birdaz.com/blog/) and is a frequent guest author on the BHL blog. Follow Rick on Twitter: @birdernewjersey.
Robert Scott Young is the Special Collections Librarian at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
Robin Everly (3)
Robin Everly is the Botany and Horticultural Librarian at the Smithsonian Libraries.
Robin Naughton, PhD is the Head of Digital at The New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Roderic D. M. Page is a Professor at the University of Glasgow and the creator of BioStor.
Sandra Knapp (1)
Dr. Sanda Knapp is the Merit Researcher and Head of the Life Sciences Plants Division at the Natural History Museum, London.
Sara Lee (2)
Sara Lee is a Special Collections Archivist at the National Agricultural Library. With over 20 years’ experience in Special Collections, she has had the privilege to organize and make accessible the catalogs in the Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection.
Simon Sherrin (1)
Simon Sherrin served as the Technical Manager for the BHL Australia program, based at Museum Victoria in Melbourne.
Siobhan Leachman (2)
Siobhan Leachman is one of the top-contributing citizen scientists to the BHL program. Find her on Twitter at @SiobhanLeachman.
Stephanie Bell (1)
Stephanie Bell is an undergraduate student at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. She is a triple major pursuing BAs in History, Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Asian Studies, expected May 2020.
Susan Lynch (1)
Susan Lynch is the Systems, Digitization and Web Librarian at The New York Botanical Garden.
Tomoko Steen (2)
Tomoko Steen is the ST&B Research Specialist at the Library of Congress. She is also the Library of Congress Member Representative to BHL.
Trish Rose-Sandler (12)
Trish Rose-Sandler is a Data Project Coordinator at the Center for Biodiversity Informatics (CBI) of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Virginia Mills (2)
Virginia Mills is the Project Officer for the Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
William Ulate (12)
William Ulate served as the BHL Technical Director from 2012-2014. Prior to this, he served as BHL's Global Coordinator.
Yolanda Bustos (2)
Yolanda Bustos was the Connecting Content Project Manager and Archives and Digital Collections Assistant Librarian at the California Academy of Sciences.
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