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Everly, Robin

Librarian, Natural Physical and Science Libraries, Smithsonian Libraries

Robin manages the Botany and Horticulture Library by building a premier botanical and horticultural collection and providing in-depth reference services with over 21 years of subject expertise in horticulture and botanical taxonomy.  Within the Smithsonian, she works primarily with the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Gardens staff.  She enjoys writing and has published book reviews, wrote short articles for the newsletters, The Plant Press and Council on Botanical and Horticulture Libraries (CBHL), and blog posts for Smithsonian Libraries' Unbound and the Biodiversity Heritage Library blogs.  

Robin is a proud member of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL), and the Botanical Society of Washington,


Background And Education

Education And Training

Professional Biography

  • Robin has worked in a variety of positions that have had to do with providing and organizing scientific information.  Included in this mix, was working as an information specialist at the National Cancer Institute's Protocol and Information which helped coordinate cancer drug development, as a database indexer for the AGRICOLA database at the National Agricultural Library (NAL).  While working at NAL, she also earned an Masters in Library Science.  For six years, she worked as a horticultural librarian for the U.S. National Arboretum, part of the Agricultural Research Service, in Washington D.C.


Public Biography

  • Robin Everly is a Branch Librarian within Smithsonian Libraries.  She manages the Botany and Horticulture Library and has subject expertise in both botany (primarily taxonomic and botanical nomenclature) and horticulture (primarily American gardening and plants grown in the mid-Atlantic United States).


Selected Publications