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October 17, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Redesigning workflows, rethinking resources, reworking spaces, and reorganizing staff

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2014

Speakers Meeting Schedule
PTPL Advisory Board - Slate of Candidates 2014/15 Term
Travel Information (directions, hotels)



Christine Dulaney
Director of Technical Services
American University

Christine Dulaney is the Director of Technical Services at the American University Bender Library. Prior to her appointment at Bender, Christine held positions as Head of Technical and Metadata Services at American University's Washington College of Law, Head of the Knowledge Management Asset Group at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, as well as Head of Technical Services at Catholic University Law Library and Head of Acquisitions and Serials at George Washington University Law Library.

In addition, Christine has published and presented at conferences on the topic of managing technical services as well as implementation of discovery layers. An active member the American Library Association, Christine serves on several committees including the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics, ALA Advisory Board to American Libraries and the ALCTS International Relations Committee.



Meghan Manahan
Director of Technical Services
George Mason University

Meg Manahan is the Director of Technical Services at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and oversees the acquisitions, metadata, e-resources, payments, and gifts functions for the Libraries.  Her professional interests include organizational development and change management in libraries.



Nathan Putnam
Head, Metadata Services
University of Maryland, College Park

Nathan Putnam is the Head of Metadata Services at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and manages many of the cataloging and metadata operations for the University Libraries. In addition to this, he is an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland iSchool, where he is currently teaching a class on creating information infrastructures.



Denise Branch
Head, Continuing Resources
Virginia Commonwealth University

After Denise Branch completed her BS degree in Business Administration from VCU, she thought she was bound for the business world. Instead she was launched into the exciting world of libraries. She attended Catholic University to get her MSLIS. Working in both public and university libraries she has checked out books, cataloged items, acquired materials, provided reference services, resolved users’ access problems, negotiated licenses and performed workflows in the cloud. Her career has taken her from circulation, reference, cataloging and acquisitions to her current destination where she has been happily managing serials since 1989.

For the past 25 years she has had the thrilling responsibility of managing the Serials Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University where the Unit is adapting to new processes and taking on challenging projects. She has experienced the migration from ALIS to NOTIS to Aleph to Alma and the shift from print to electronic; integrated new technologies; developed efficient workflows; updated URLs; verified electronic access; maintained link resolvers; collaborated with publishers and subscription agents; witnessed numerous reorganizations. She and her staff started out with kardex cards and are now fully engaged in learning the cloud-based Alma system for e-serial management.

The journey has been enjoyable. In April 2013 the Serials Unit of the Acquisitions Department merged with the Cataloging Department to form the Metadata and Discovery Department. There have been many challenges and lots of opportunities to implement new strategies, initiate collaboration and streamline workflows in e-resource management.  

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Camilla Williams
Program Specialist
U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division
Library of Congress

Camilla Williams is a Program Specialist in the Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) Program of the U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division at the Library of Congress (LC). Her responsibilities include responding to inquiries from publishers and cataloging staff, recruiting and training new libraries and institutions to the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program, and participating in new automated and metadata initiatives. She serves as the primary point of contact for the CIP E-books Program, a new initiative in which the CIP Program receives electronic books in addition to the print books in exchange for bibliographic metadata. Camilla regularly gives presentations and updates about the CIP Program to the CIP Advisory Group (CAG) and at the LC booth during the American Library Association (ALA) annual conferences.



Caroline Saccucci
Dewey Program Manager
Acting Literature Program Manager
U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division
Library of Congress

Caroline Saccucci is the Dewey Program Manager in the U.S. and Publisher Liaison Division at the Library of Congress. Her primary responsibilities include managing a staff of Dewey classifiers and overseeing the application of the Dewey Decimal Classification to bibliographic records created at the Library of Congress. She serves as the LC liaison to the Dewey Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee. She is also currently the Acting Literature Program Manager where she manages the Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging Program and the metadata creation for works of English belles lettres primarily by English and American authors, literary criticism, juvenile fiction, bibliography, and library and information science received via the Copyright Office and the Cataloging-in-Publication Program. Caroline was formerly a CIP program specialist, where she had primary responsibility for all cataloging issues related to the CIP Program, including queries from catalogers and publishers, as well as participating in new metadata initiatives. She also served as the primary point of contact for libraries and institutions in the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program. Prior to working with the CIP Program, she was a senior cataloging specialist in the Geography, Political Science, and Education Section of the U.S. General Division. Caroline is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and currently serves as the Chair of the ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group. Caroline has a B.A. in History from Longwood University and a Master’s in Library Science from Simmons College.


Meeting Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:30-09:40   Welcome - Linda Geisler, PTPL Chair
09:40-10:00   Christine Dulaney: Keynote Presentation
10:00-10:15   Break
10:15-11:15   Meg Manahan and Nathan Putnam

  "Moving from Print-Centric to e-Centric Workflows: a Reorganization of the Technical Services Group at Mason Libraries"
  Business Meeting, Linda Geisler, and Historical Moment, Mimi Games
01:30-02:15   Denise Branch

  "The New Face of Technical Services: Opportunities and Challenges in the Cloud"
02:15-02:30   Q&A
02:30-02:45   Break (Refreshments)
02:45-03:15   Camilla Williams and Caroline Saccucci
    "Cataloging-in-Publication: Moving Beyond the Print"
03:15-03:30   Q&A
03:30-03:40   Passing the Gavel / Wrap-Up
03:40-04:30   Optional Senate Building Tour

PTPL Advisory Board
Slate of Candidates for 2014/2015 Term

Executive Committee
  Vice-Chair/Chair Elect   Treasurer  
  Tiffany Wilson
  Linda Wirth
Retired Serials Cataloger

Regional Representatives
  District of Columbia
  Maryland   Virginia  
      Mimi Games
Washington College of Law



(** Indicates one-year term)      

Travel & Hotel Information

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