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Library Connect, April / May 2023

This month’s Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and links to a couple of recent articles on the biological control of weeds and indigenous-led restoration of degraded ecosystems.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30.  Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

New faces on Friends Council

The recent vacancies on Friends Council have now been filled: Marg Nicholls has joined as Secretary, and Sue Serjeantson has joined as a General Member. As casual appointments, their positions will last until the Annual General Meeting in October. Our thanks to Marg and Sue for stepping forward to help.

Don and Ella Beer at the book-signing table, Friends' 30th Anniversary celebration, 2020

The Don Beer Memorial Fund

Friends Council have recently resolved to establish the Don Beer Memorial Fund as part of our Public Fund. The Fund will finance a series of scholarships for the study of, and research into, Australian native plants. Administration of the fund will operate alongside the ANBG Scholarship Programme. The Memorial Fund has been made possible by an extremely generous commitment of $25,000 from Ella Beer. The Fund also welcomes donations from Friends members and the general public, all of which are tax deductible under the Friends Public Fund.

Library Connect, March 2023

This month’s Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and links to a couple of recent articles on ecological fire management.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30.  Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

Library Connect, February 2023

This month's Library Connect has the usual listing of new books, a video of a tiny, wooden device designed to plant seeds in remote locations, and a reminder to return all completed field notebooks. The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30.  Alex can be contacted on 02 6250 9480 or by email if you need assistance.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

Plant identification in progress at the Botanical Resource Centre

Botanical Resource Centre closed

The Botanical Resource Centre (BRC), a former joint initiative of the Gardens, the Herbarium, and the Friends of the ANBG, has now closed. The Public Reference Herbarium specimens and the BRC's reference collection will be moved to the ANBG Library for storage. [Correction: an earlier draft stated that these materials would still be available to members of the Friends. This is not the case.]

Still image of the YouTube video

Superb fairy-wrens of the Botanic Gardens

The ANU College of Science has just published an article and video all about the research on the superb fairy-wrens of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. This long-term project by researchers from the ANU Cockburn group has been happening since 1986.

2022 AGM summary report

Our 34th AGM, held on 20 October 2022 in the ANBG Theatrette, was well attended by Friends and key Garden staff. The minutes and full reports are available for download from the links below.

Library Connect, September 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 1.55MB) has the usual listing of new books and a selection of books we hold on integrated pest management. The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers so please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible. The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for collecting and returning items.

Library Connect, August 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 742KB) has the usual listing of new books and a note about the referencing software EndNote X9.3.3.

The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers and, as the COVID situation is always evolving, please call or email before visiting. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible. If you’re not on site, Alex can be contacted by email, phone or Teams if you need assistance.

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