ASLA Professional Practice Library: Library, Archives, and Research Services

by Ian Bucacink, M.A., M.L.I.S.

John Charles Olmsted
John Charles Olmsted / image: Transactions of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1909-1921

The Professional Practice Library at ASLA houses more than 2,000 volumes on landscape architecture and related fields, and receives more than 130 journals and newsletters. In addition, it has archival copies of ASLA publications, including Landscape Architecture Magazine, membership directories, and annual meeting publications. Most of the library and research materials were packed away in off-site storage during the construction of the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture, and ongoing building issues have prevented the return of the library shelving and reading areas. However, we hope to restore full access to researchers in 2019!

Bound volumes of Landscape Architecture Magazine
Bound volumes of Landscape Architecture Magazine / image: Ian Bucacink

In the meantime, the Professional Practice Library staff is here to help you with all of your research and reference needs! The following resources are available to you online:

ASLA’s Archivist and Technical Librarian is here to help you with your information needs. Access to research and reference services is a free benefit provided to ASLA members. To contact the Professional Practice Library, email aslalibrary@asla.org or call (202) 216-2354.

ASLA publications stored in Hollinger-style archival document boxes
ASLA publications stored in Hollinger-style archival document boxes / image: Ian Bucacink

Ian Bucacink, M.A., M.L.I.S., is the Archivist and Technical Librarian at the American Society of Landscape Architects. He can be reached at ibucacink@asla.org or by calling (202) 216-2354.

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