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October 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room
UB Student Center
University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201


Speakers Meeting Schedule
PTPL Advisory Board - Slate of Candidates
Directions, Transportation, and Local Information

               This years annual meeting is generously sponsored, in part, by the
University of Baltimore's Office of the Provost


Peter McCracken
Cornell University

Keynote: The (Actual) Next Generation of Library Management Systems


Peter McCracken is Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University, a position he has held since June, 2016. Peter worked as a Reference Librarian at East Carolina University and at the University of Washington, before starting Serials Solutions with his brothers and a friend, in 2000. In 2009, Peter started, a site that helps researchers, genealogists, and the curious, learn more about the vessels that interest them. At Cornell, he establishes and maintains access to electronic resources, and has been a member of the FOLIO Resource Management Special Interest Group for the past year. Peter holds a BA in English from Oberlin College, an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an MA in Maritime History from East Carolina University.

 Penny Lochner
Muhlenberg College

What Should an ILS Do When Everything Continues to Change? 


Penny Lochner is Head of Collection Resources Management and the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pa.). Penny earned her M.L.S. from Rutgers University (1999-2000). Her perspective on information management, access, and use draws on experience as a legislative researcher and analyst in Washington, D.C., a catalog and web data manager for an STM publisher, a reference librarian, a publisher relations librarian at a subscription agency, and her current role in a liberal arts college library. Her research interests include the value of academic library collections and information discovery.

 Mike Rogers
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Alma: a Different Type of ILS

As an English major fresh out of college with no idea what to do with my life, I started working as copy cataloger at the UT Library in 1992. I did that for five years then worked in the Serials Department configuring algorithms for journal prediction patterns. This gradually evolved into a desktop support position followed by ILS administration. I’ve now worked at UT for 25 years and manage the Enterprise Systems Team. I’m married with two active boys (11 and 9) and love fly fishing, mapping caves, and exploring the wide open spaces out west.

Philip Schreur
Stanford University

SearchWorks, SHARE-VDE, Yewno: the Three Faces of Discovery

Philip E. Schreur is currently the Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in medieval musicology from Stanford and an MLIS from the University of California Berkeley. His early focus was on cataloging and metadata development and, as chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, was active in the implementation of RDA within the United States. With a mid-career shift to HighWire Press, he explored the automated sematic analysis of digital text and the assignment of controlled vocabulary terms at scale. He is currently the coordinator for linked data projects for the Stanford University Libraries and the PI for a Mellon-supported grant called Linked Data for Production, focusing on the transition of tradition Technical Services workflows to ones rooted in linked open data.

Meeting Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:55-10:00   Welcome and Speaker Introduction - Karl Debus-López, PTPL Chair
10:00-11:00   Keynote Presentation - Peter McCracken
  Penny Lochner (including 15 min. Q&A)
  Mike Rogers (including 15 min. Q&A)
02:00-03:00   Philip Schreur (including 15 min. Q&A)
Afternoon Break
03:15-04:00   Business Meeting and passing of the gavel

PTPL Advisory Board
Slate of Candidates for 2017/2018 Term

Executive Committee
  Vice-Chair/Chair Elect            Secretary  
  Vera Clyburn
Library of Congress
  Aimee Plaisance
University of Maryland,
Baltimore County

Regional Representatives
  District of Columbia
  Maryland   Virginia  
      Christine K. Dulaney
American University

      TBD       Mei Kiu Lo
University of Richmond

Sophie Rondeau
Virginia Wesleyan University

Directions, Transportation, and Local Information

Please see the following for directions to the University of Baltimore, including a campus map:

The University of Baltimore is only a few blocks from Penn Station as well as accessible via bus and light rail.

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