On the 27th of October 2022, Constance A. “Connie” Rinaldo died after a rapid and sudden illness. Connie was the immediate past chair of the Executive Committee of the Biodiversity Heritage Library BHL and Connie was also TDWG’s last chair of the Partnerships and Fundraising subcommittee. TDWG, represented by Visotheary Ung, was lucky to participate in a celebration to honour her life on the 19th of April during the 2023 BHL Annual Meeting, in Paris. Read more about Connie on BHL’s blog post.
David Iggulden (BHL Executive Committee chair, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) and Martin R. Kalfatovic (BHL Program Director, Program Director and Associate Director, Digital Programs and Initiatives Division, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives) honoring Connie’s life.
Martin giving a present to Connie’s family: Gary Nielsen, Tristan Nielsen and Charlotte Wüsthoff