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85th Annual PTPL Conference at Gallaudet University Oct. 16, 2009 Elaine Donnelly 21 Aug 2009 15:18 UTC

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Elaine Donnelly, Librarian/Collection Services
National Geographic Society, Libraries & Information Services
1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC  20036-4688
202-857-7794 voice ; 202-429-5731 fax



October 16, 2009
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Dining Hall
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, D.C.

Open Source, Open Sesame!
For Online Registration go to PTPL Website:

Keynote Speakers

Marshall Breeding
Director for Innovative Technologies and Research,
Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University

Bradley Daigle
Director of Digital Curation Services,
University of Virginia


Andrea Buntz Neiman and Karen Collier
Kent County Public Library
Chestertown, MD
Amy Begg De Groff
Director of Information Technology,
Howard County Library
Columbia, MD
Abby Blachly
Cambridge, MA

Meeting Schedule

  08:00 - 09:00      Registration and Continental Breakfast
  08:30 - 08:50      Tour of Library Archives and Deaf Collection
  09:00 - 09:15      Welcome
                                Polly Khater, Chair, PTPL
                                Sarah Hamrick, Director, Library Public
Services, Gallaudet University
  09:15 - 10:15       Keynote Speaker
                                “Open Source Alternatives in the Discovery
Interfaces and Library Automation Arena”
                                Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative
Technologies and Research,
                                Jean and Alexander Heard Library,
Vanderbilt University
 10:15 - 10:30        Break
 10:30 - 11:30        Keynote Speaker
                          “Catch the Hydra by the Tail:  Cooperative Open
Source Development for Digital Curation”
                                Bradley Daigle, Director of Digital
Curation Services, University of Virginia
 11:30 - 12:45        Lunch
 12:45 - 01:00        Business Meeting

 01:00 - 01:45        Andrea Buntz Neiman and Karen Collier, Librarians,
Kent County Public Library
 01:45 - 02:30        Amy Begg De Groff, Director of Information
Technology, Howard County Library
 02:30 - 02:45        Break
 02:45 - 03:30        Panelist
                                Abby Blachly, Head Librarian, LibraryThing
 03:30              Passing the Gavel and Close of Meeting
 03:45 - 04:45        Tour of Gallaudet University campus

Vote on the Proposed Bylaws Amendment, Article IV, Section 4, at the
Business Meeting

(4) The Association year shall be November through October.
(for full text of Bylaws, see

                         Open Source, Open Sesame!

                PTPL 85th Annual Meeting – October 16, 2009


Name of Attendee:

Institutional registration contact:

Preferred address:


Institution:  __

Email: ________________________________________   Phone:

Registration fee includes PTPL membership, conference, continental
breakfast, and lunch.
Please note deadlines below.

                  ·         Early Bird registration deadline Sept. 11
                  $65      _____

                                    (Must be postmarked by Sept. 11)

                  ·         Registration deadline Oct. 2
                  $75       _____

                                    (Must be postmarked by Oct. 2)

                  ·         Student member:
                  $45       _____
                              (For students enrolled in a Library
                                   or Information Science program)

                  ·         Membership only:
                  $10       _____

                                    (Dues only; does not include

      ·         Would you like to make an additional
                   contribution to the PTPL scholarship fund?    $ _______

                      Total enclosed:                   $ _______

    Receipts will be available at the Registration table on October 16.

Forms of Payment:

   Online registration and payment may be made using PayPal at the PTPL


            Send your completed registration form and check made out to
“PTPL” to:

            Linda Wirth, PTPL Treasurer, 5250 Signal Hill Road, Burke, VA

            Phone: (703) 978-0831      e-mail:

Please let us know if you will need any special assistance or have special

             I plan to attend a tour of the Gallaudet campus after the

For further information, please contact Polly Khater: