PTPL Nominations (2020-2022 candidates)
MEET THE CANDIDATES:
Caroline Saccucci is the Acting Chief of the U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library of Congress. She is the LC Dewey Program Liaison to the ALCTS/Core Subject Analysis Committee and the LC representative to the Dewey Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee. She is a Library-appointed member of the IFLA Standing Committee on Subject Access and Analysis. She has co-written articles published by Cataloging and Classification Quarterly and Library Resources & Technical Services. She has a B.A. in history from Longwood University and an MLS from Simmons College.
Linda Wirth is a retired librarian with a varied career. Her first position was in reference in a public library. Her second position was her first major change, working in the library of the office of the Ohio State Attorney General. With her 3rd position as a law cataloger for the University of Akron Law Library, she began a career as a cataloger and has been a one ever since. In her cataloging career she has worked in a variety of organizations: academic, the Urban Institute, private law firms, and Washington National Cathedral. In these positions she has cataloged legal materials, economic materials on microfiche/film, Slavic language periodicals, and electronic journals. She retired from George Washington University in 2005. She is a long-time member of Potomac Technical Processing Librarians.
Mimi Games has been on the Board of PTPL since 2010 and was a 2009 scholarship recipient. She has acted as the Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator at the Pence Law Library of the Washington College of Law for nearly 15 years. Her primary duties include cataloging monographs and serials in various formats; assisting in maintaining consistency, integrity and accessibility of the data in Pence’s ILS (ALMA); determining and documenting changing workflows; assessing and resolving problems regarding the ease of accessibility to e-resources. Mimi speaks fluent Italian and is conversant in ASL.
Kelly Swickard is a cataloging and metadata librarian who has over ten years’ experience working in academic librarianship. Currently, Swickard works as the Metadata and Linked Data Strategist at Project MUSE. Her interactions with library users and researchers has driven her to focus on findability and accessibility of resources through clear and organized data. Swickard hopes that linked data can formulate an increased global data program and standardization. Using and transforming metadata into functional discovery process is one of her primary goals. Other goals are to create more inclusive metadata and to strive for greater ethical cataloging standards.
Andrea Britten is currently working at Marymount University in the Resources and Systems Department, and has worked in the Access Services Department there as well. Her library experience was rounded out with a six-month stint at the National Gallery's Research Library in its Technical Services Department. She is a relative newcomer to the professional library world earning her MLIS in 2017, after a long break from working in the IT corporate world. She hopes to further the vision of PTPL and continue its agenda of professional development and networking opportunities in processing and technical librarianship.