From the Stacks: New Library Collections

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On Tuesday October 23, we celebrated the launch of a new special collection within the Weston Family Library: The Toronto African Violet Society (TAVS) Collection. The TAVS’ own library has a new home in a dedicated area of our shelves, and these materials will be available for all library users. Similar to the Southern Ontario Orchid Society (SOOS) and Toronto Herb Society special collections, the addition of the TAVS collection enhances our library through the specialization of resources in the areas of African violets and gesneriads. Their collection also includes DVDs, CD-ROMs, resources for shows and exhibitions, and several magazine titles that are new to the library: Chatter, The Empire Violet Magazine, The Gesneriad Register, and Selbyana: The Journal of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The TAVS Collection is located in the south-west corner of the library. Come check it out! To learn more about the Toronto African Violet Society, click here.

Additionally we have a number of other new titles in our main collection:

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Zack Osborne about the author: Zack Osborne

Zack Osborne is the Head Librarian at the Toronto Botanical Garden’s Weston Family Library. He has a Master of Information Studies in Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto, and has worked in many types of special libraries from the Royal Ontario Museum Library and Archives to De Beers Canada Inc. He is passionate about special collections, social media in libraries, and is developing a healthy obsession with collecting houseplants.

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