Early in June I received an exciting message from the Arboretum’s School Age Programs Coordinator, Cait McHugh. Cait had a request: she’d like to send us the weekly themes for UW Botanic Gardens summer programs for pre-kindergarten, grades 1-3, and grades 4-6 and have librarians select and send a weekly care package of books to enrich their curriculum. Instructors would borrow the books about a week before the start of a new themed program, giving them time for lesson planning.Read more
The American Horticultural Society has announced the five winners of their 2017 Book Awards. Read about these great new books and visit the Miller Library to check them out.
The seven-member award review committee consisted of horticulturists, garden book writers and publicists, and one horticultural librarian (me!) from across the country. We met virtually and by conference call in January to review some 40 nominees – it was both an exciting and challenging project.
The long-term success of an institution often resides in the vision, dexterity, intellect, ambition and intuitiveness of an individual. On February 22, 2017, Valerie Easton announced that she was no longer writing her weekly column in the Pacific NW Magazine, bringing her 25 year career there to an end. For me, it seems like Val only recently started as the Library Manager at the Elisabeth C.Read more
Love gardening, plants, trees, flowers or growing food?
Can’t pass up a bargain?
Then you won’t want to miss the 12th annual GARDEN LOVERS’ BOOK SALE of used books at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
We invite you to a festive event where you will find unique, hand-crafted gifts perfect for holiday giving.
On Friday, December 2nd from 5 to 7pm in the Miller Library join us for refreshments and an opportunity to shop for items you won’t find any where else.
This year you will find:
Joel Bidnick’s living wetlands in bottles
Joan Helbacka’s hand-sewn notebooks
Jenny Craig’s witty letterpress paper goods
Molly Hashimoto’s prints, cards and watercolors
Dorothy Crandell’s natural stone necklaces.
Brian Thompson was recently appointed to the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award committee for a three-year term. He will join six other horticultural professionals across the county, including UW Botanic Gardens alum Jenks Farmer, in reviewing and presenting awards to the authors and publishers of the best North American books on gardening from the last year.
Brian is the Manager and Curator of the Miller Library.
Now it’s easy to access select archive documents.Read more
Jessica Anderson is a librarian at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. Most days you will see Jessica at the Reference desk, doing research or providing answers to gardening questions.
Jessica moved to Seattle from the Southwest to attend the University of Washington, earning her Masters in Library and Information Science in 2010. As an undergraduate, Jessica began working at the Natural Sciences Library inside of the Suzzallo-Allen Library on the main campus.
Laura is an Information Specialist with the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. She works half-time, dividing her time between reference services, working on Leaflet newsletters, taking care of the library’s offerings for children and teachers (including monthly story programs), as well as choosing new curriculum and children’s books.
Laura is from Coeur d’Alene, ID. Her parents (retired from public library work with children, and teaching high school Latin and English) grew up in Seattle.
Kirsten is a Volunteer at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. She grew up in Denmark near Copenhagen and relocated to the Seattle area in October of 2011. Kirsten likes to garden, knit, and sing in her free time.
She has a BS in biochemistry and biology and a BS in library and information science. Her favorite classes in college were evolution and classification of higher plants, native plant identification, and information retrieval.