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POTOMAC TECHNICAL PROCESSING LIBRARIANS 

88th ANNUAL MEETING

October 12, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American  University
Butler Board Room in the Butler Pavilion
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

ERM & U: Workflows in the Electronic Age

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2012

Speakers
Meeting Schedule
PTPL Advisory Board - Slate of Candidates 2012/13 Term
Travel Information (directions, hotels)



Speakers

   

Betsy Appleton
Electronic Resources Librarian
Fenwick Library
George Mason University

Betsy Appleton is Electronic Resources Librarian for George Mason University Libraries in Fairfax, Virginia.  Her professional interests include electronic resources management, licensing electronic resources, streamlining work flows, and training and development.  She has recently presented at the Charleston Conference, and is currently serving as the co-vice chair for ALCTS The Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group.

 


 
 

Anna Creech
Electronic Resources Librarian
Boatwright Memorial Library
University of Richmond

Anna Creech has been working with serials and electronic resources from several different angles over the years, beginning with cataloging, moving to acquisitions, to now managing them and educating users about them.  She has used different electronic resource management tools and catalog systems to do these things, as well as far too many spreadsheets than any one person should have to work with.  Currently, she is exploring better ways to use technology to make the ERM workflow...flow.



 
 

Dawn Hale
Head of Technical Services
Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University

Dawn Hale has been Head of Technical Services at the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, since 2003 and previously served as Head of Cataloging. In addition to acquiring materials for the collection, she and her staff are responsible managing several knowledgebases including the library's ERM, the OpenURL link resolver, and the online catalog. Prior to going to Hopkins, Dawn was an original cataloger at Bobst Library, New York University and also at Teachers College Library, Columbia University. Dawn is currently on the editorial board of the ALCTS Papers Series and is a member of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, the OCLC Research Library Metadata Partners Focus Group, and the OCLC Eresources Advisory Council. Previously she has been active on several ALCTS committees, including the LRTS Editorial Board, the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, the ALA Standards Committee, and LITA scholarship committees; she previously served on the PTPL Board.



 
 

Laura Wrubel
Electronic Resources Content Manager
George Washington University Libraries

Laura Wrubel has been the E-Resources Content Manager at George Washington University Libraries since 2010 and was formerly an e-resources systems librarian at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She is responsible for access to e-resources and spends her time supporting and improving the libraries' link resolver and discovery layer, as well as systems used internally to manage e-resources.  She is very involved in consortial work and has led or participated in a number of e-resources task forces within the Washington Research Library Consortium and University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions.

 




Meeting Schedule

09:00-10:00     
Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:10   Welcome and Introduction to Panel
       Suzanne Picken, Chair, PTPL
10:10-10:15   "What is ERM?"
       Mimi Games, Vice Chair, PTPL
10:15-11:00   Speaker to be announced later
11:00-11:10   Q&A
11:10-12:05   Anna Creech, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Richmond 
12:05-12:15   Q&A
12:15-01:15
  Lunch
01:15-01:30
  Business Meeting
01:30-02:15   Betsy Appleton, Electronic Resources Librarian, George Mason University
02:15-02:25   Q&A
02:25-02:50   Break (Refreshments)
02:50-03:35   Laura Wrubel, Electronic Resources Content Manager, George Washington University
03:35-03:45   Q&A
03:45-04:00   Passing the Gavel and Close of Meeting




PTPL Advisory Board
Slate of Candidates for 2012/2013 Term

Executive Committee
  Vice-Chair/Chair Elect   Treasurer  
  Felicity Brown
Washington College of Law,
American University
  Linda Wirth
Retired Serials Cataloger
 

Regional Representatives
  Maryland   District of Columbia   Virginia  
      Tiffany Wilson
University of Maryland,
Baltimore County
      Vani Murthy
Georgetown University
      Denise Branch
Virginia Commonwealth University
     
             
  Nathan B. Putnam**
George Mason University
         

(** Indicates one-year term)      



Travel Information

American University is located in upper Northwest, Washington, D.C. at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle and is accessible by Metro/shuttle, bus, or car.  The Butler Boardroom is in the "Butler Pavilion," which is near the center on this campus map.   To arrive at the Butler Boardroom, walk across the Quad and up the steps between the Batelle-Tompkins and Mary Graydon Center Buildings.  Cross the pedestrian bridge and enter the Butler Pavilion building via the glass doors.  Take the elevator to the 6th Floor for Butler Boardroom and enter doors to the right for Butler Boardroom. 

Metro/Shuttle -- American University is approximately one mile from the Tenleytown/AU stop on the DC Metro's Red Line.  Leaving the station on the East side of Wisconsin Avenue (left at the top of the escalators), there is an AU shuttle bus that stops adjacent to the city bus stop by the Sears Home Appliance Showroom.  Get off the bus at the first stop on the main campus.

If one wishes to walk to the University from the Metro stop, walk South on Wisconsin Ave. to Tenley Circle and turn right onto Nebraska Ave.  Walk down Nebraska Ave., cross Ward Circle, and enter main campus.

Driving Directions --

From Downtown DC: Take Massachusetts Avenue going in the northwest direction. After crossing Wisconsin Avenue, the next major intersection is Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. Go left on Nebraska Avenue. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), the Library will be immediately to your right. A large commuter lot off of Nebraska Avenue (the entrance is on New Mexico Avenue) allows visitors to pay for parking by the hour.

From East or Northeast of the Beltway (I-495): Take I-495 North or West (The Beltway), depending where you get on, and follow it past both sections of I-270. Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn Right on Wisconsin Avenue and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue. The large commuter lot entrance is on New Mexico Avenue. Visitors can pay for parking by the hour.

From West of the Beltway (I-495): If coming from Virginia, take I-495 North (The Beltway) across the Potomac River. Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn Right on Wisconsin Avenue and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue. The large commuter lot entrance is on New Mexico Avenue. Visitors can pay for parking by the hour.

If coming from Maryland, follow I-270 to I-495 South (The Beltway). Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn Right on Wisconsin and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue. The large commuter lot entrance is on New Mexico Avenue. Visitors can pay for parking by the hour.

From South of the Beltway (I-495): Take I-95 NORTH to I-395 NORTH (Exit 170A). Take I-395 NORTH to 14TH ST. Go Northeast on 14TH ST to Massachusetts Avenue. Left (Northwest) on Massachusetts Avenue for about four miles. After crossing Wisconsin Avenue, the next major intersection is Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. Go left on Nebraska. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue. The large commuter lot entrance is on New Mexico Avenue. Visitors can pay for parking by the hour.

Parking is enforced M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and costs $2.00 per hour or $16.00 per day.  Additional paid parking is available in the Katzen Arts Center Garage on Massachusetts Ave. (just NW of Ward Circle).

Both the Nebraska Commuter Lot and Katzen Arts Center Garage are included on this campus map.

Hotels -- There are many hotels convenient to AU.  The hotels listed on the following page are "partners" with American University and typically offer AU visitors special rates: Nearby Hotels

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