On Friday, April 26th, 2013 Brian gave his annual workshop on the best reference sources of the previous year in Helm 5. These selections appear in the March 1, 2013 issue of Library Journal, the nation’s oldest library trade journal. Highlights included the announcement that the Encyclopaedia Britannica first published in 1768 was getting out of the print business. Among the notable reference books of 2012 included the Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art & Architecture, the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, the Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste, Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera,and the Dictionary of Modern Proverbs. A reception followed in Helm 201. Thanks to Ryan Dowell for creating the “Best Reference” power point, to Christopher McConnell for creating the handout, and to Amanda Hardin for planning the reception.