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Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) is a professional organization for technical services librarians in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, which meets annually in the fall of the year. PTPL has served technical services librarians since 1923, and continues to support their ongoing professional development and continuing education.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the goals of the organization, for a nominal fee. Visit the Membership page for details.

For general information about PTPL, contact Rebecca Case, Chair.

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Executive Board


  Rebecca Case  Arlington Public Library
 Past-Chair   Kim Edwards  George Mason University
 Chair-Elect   Caroline Succucci  Library of Congress
 Secretary   Leigh Ann Martin  University of Richmond
 Treasurer   Linda Wirth  

Advisory Council
 Washington D. C.   Christine K. Dulaney  Library of Congress
    Mimi  Games  American University, WCL
 Virginia   Andrea Britten  Marymount University
    Amber Jones  Virginia Museum of History & Culture
 Maryland   Aimee Plaisance  University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Kelly Swickard  Project MUSE, John Hopkins University
    2020 PTPL Scholarship Recipients: 

    Robert Pleshar
    Aaron Wilson

    2019  PTPL Scholarship Recipients: 

    Bonnie Shaw
    Allison Jenny-Roche

    ... more


    The PTPL gavel was made by Dorman S. Camden, the husband of past chair Beth Picknally, in 2002. The gavel is hand-carved boxwood.

    PTPL Gavel

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