Kathy Allen, she/her/hers Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library

Email
kallen@umn.edu
Phone
612-301-1239
Position title
Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library

About

As Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL), since 2008, I connect users to where they can find plants, both on the MN Landscape Arboretum grounds, and for sale across North America through Plant Information Online < plantinfo.umn.edu >, for which I am indexer and coordinator.  We've grown AHL's Historic Seed & Nursery Catalog Collection into the third largest in the nation (75,000+ items); it's used for horticultural and cultural research. Prior to heading AHL, I was Plant Sciences Librarian, Magrath Library; Director of the Dept of Agriculture Library System, Malawi, Africa; and library consultant for Costabile Associates, Bethesda, MD.

Education

Master of Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelor of Arts, Union College, NY

Service to Professional Organizations

Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) - Past President