Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

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BHL Administration Staff

BHL Secretariat

BHL Technical Team
  • Smithsonian Libraries Tech Lead: Joel Richard
  • The New York Botanical Garden Tech Lead: Susan Lynch
  • Lead Developer: Mike Lichtenberg
  • Past Technical Director: William Ulate

BHL Global

BHL Governance Staff

BHL Members' Council

Ex Officio

  • Graham Higley, Founding Chair
  • Cathy Norton, Founding Vice-Chair
  • Chris Freeland, Founding Technical Director
  • Tom Garnett, Founding Program Director

BHL Institution Members and Affiliates
Below are listed the institutions currently participating in BHL and those staff members at each institution that spend part of their work time contributing to the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Primary representative for each institution is indicated by an *

BHL Members

American Museum of Natural History Library
American Museum of Natural History Library
  • Tom Baione, Harold Boeschenstein Director of Library Services*
  • Diana Shih, Assistant Director for Bibliographic Records Management
  • Matthew Bolin, Assistant Director for Acquisitions

BHL México
  • Patricia Koleff, Director General of Analysis and Priorities, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)*

BHL Australia
BHL Australia
  • Elycia Wallis, Project Lead and Manager of Online Collections at Museum Victoria*

Cornell University Library
Cornell University Library
  • Mary Ochs, Director, Albert R. Mann Library
  • Marty Schlabach, Librarian, Mann Library*
  • Michael Cook, Head of Collection Development, Mann Library
  • Holly Mistlebauer, Assistant Head of IT, Mann Library

Field Museum of Natural History Library
The Field Museum Library
  • Christine Giannoni, Museum Librarian, Head of Library Collections*
  • Diana Duncan, Technical Services Librarian
  • Gretchen Rings, Reference & ILL Librarian

Harvard University Botany Libraries
Harvard University Botany Libraries
  • Judith A. Warnement, Librarian of Harvard University Botany Libraries*
  • Chris Robson, Catalog Librarian
  • Keiko Nishimoto, Digital Projects and Metadata

Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library*
  • Joseph deVeer, Head of Technical Services and Project Manager in the Ernst Mayr Library
  • April Collins, Library Technology Assistant in the Ernst Mayr Library
  • Dorothy Barr, Liaison Librarian in the Ernst Mayr Library
  • Mary Sears, Head of Public Services in the Ernst Mayr Library

Library of Congress
Library of Congress
  • Tomoko Steen, Senior Research Specialist*

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  • Susan Fraser, Director*
  • Susan Lynch, Systems Librarian
  • Donald Wheeler, Collection Development Librarian

Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library & and Center for Biodiversity Informatics
  • Douglas Holland, Library Director*
  • Mike Blomberg, Imaging Lab Coordinator
  • Randy Smith, Senior Image Technician & Metadata Librarian
  • Stephanie Keil, Image Technician
  • Data Analyst: Trish Rose-Sandler

National Library Board, Singapore
National Library Board, Singapore
  • Wai Yin Pryke, Director, National Library of Singapore*
  • Eric Chin, Director, National Archives of Singapore
  • Kia Siang Hock, Deputy Director, Technology and Innovation
  • Abigail Huang, National Archives of Singapore

Natural History Museum Library, London
Library & Archives
  • Jane Smith, Head of NHM Library Collections and Archives*
  • Alison Harding, Librarian, Ornithology & Rothschild Libraries, NHM Library at Tring
  • Judith Magee, NHM Library Special Collections Manager
  • Nancy Chillingworth, NHM Intellectual Property Manager
  • Michael Loran, NHM Systems Librarian
  • Sarah Vincent, NHM Digital Services Librarian

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library, Art & Archives
Library & Archives
  • David Iggulden, Electronic Resources Manager*
  • Fiona Ainsworth, Collections & Services Librarian

Smithsonian Libraries
Smithsonian Libraries

United States Geological Survey Libraries Program
United States Geological Survey Libraries Program
  • Cate Canevari, Library Director*

University Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University Library
  • Kelli Trei, Biosciences Librarian*

BHL Affiliates

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Library and Archives
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Library and Archives
  • Bridget Clancy, Cataloging and Serials Librarian*
  • Ria Capone, Reference Librarian

BHL Africa
South African National Biodiversity Institute Libraries
  • Anne-Lise Fourie, Assistant Director, SANBI Libraries*

California Academy of Sciences Library
California Academy of Sciences Library
  • Heather Yager, Head Librarian*
  • Yolanda Bustos, Archivist

Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature

Chicago Botanic Garden, Lenhardt Library
The Lenhardt Library, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Leora Siegel, Library Director*
  • Christine Schmid, LTA and Digitization Specialist

Internet Archive
Internet Archive

Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library (MBLWHOI Library)
Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library
  • Jennifer Walton, Co-Director, MBLWHOI Library, Director of Library Services at MBL*
  • Lisa Raymond, Co-Director, MBLWHOI Library, Director of Library Services at WHOI
  • Matt Person, Technical Services Coordinator
  • Dmitry Mozzherin, Scientific Informatics Project Leader

Národní Muzeum (National Museum, Prague)
National Museum Library
  • Jiří Frank, Ph.D., Scientific Secretary*

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Research Library
  • Richard Hulser, Chief Librarian*

Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Naturalis Biodiversity Center Library
  • Caroline Pepermans, Head of Library Collections*

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution Archives

U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
National Agricultural Library
  • Christopher Cole, Business Development Manager*

Washington University Libraries
Washington University Libraries
  • Chris Freeland, Associate University Librarian*

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