100th Annual Meeting Special Libraries Association | Washington D.C. | June 14-17, 2009
GTRIC, Sunday June 14, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Convention Center 140B
At the Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) program, share new developments and current challenges in your library with your colleagues. Decipher the groups in the transportation library landscape as participants describe their involvement. Get practical advice on how to use some of the communication tools, such as wikis, which SLA provides as part of our membership. Learn about work zone safety resources and what’s involved in developing and maintaining an award-winning portal. Too much cataloging to do? Find out how “7 Good Ideas for Cataloging” can make a difference in your approach to tackling your backlog. Envision what life in transportation outside the library might look like. We’ll have plenty of time for networking, too.
Audience: Unit Members
Moderator: Kendra K. Levine, Reference Librarian, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
8:00-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00-10:00 Guide to the Players, Part 2
Who are YOU in the transportation library community, and who are THEY? How do the different parts of the community relate to each other? Why does this matter? Members of the division will put a personal face on LIST, B0002, TPF, and other entities. You’ll also have time to ask TRB Information Services Manager Barbara Post and NTL Director Amanda Wilson questions, such as how their operations and services affect you.
10:15-11:00 SLA TRAN 7 Things
A 23 Things-like program to help you become more experienced with Web 2.0 tools.
Check out the SLA TRAN 7 Things!
- Kendra K. Levine, Reference Librarian, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
11:00-11:45 Making a Service People Want: Work Zone Safety
An award-winning approach to effectively delivering information to users.
- Hong Yu, Research Librarian, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M
12:45-1:45 7 Things – Cataloging Edition
Leverage your limited time and resources with these proven techniques.
- Paul Burley, Cataloging Librarian, Northwestern Universty Transportation Library\
- John Gallwey, Cataloging Librarian, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
1:45-2:15 Moving On – FHWA International Programs Office
A long-time division member invites you to envision life in transportation outside the library.
- Nelda Bravo, FHWA
SLA Unit: Transportation Division
Sponsored by: SydneyPlus and OCLC.
Ticketed Event 465: $60.00
Transportation Division Board Meeting, Monday June 15, 7:00 – 8:30 am, Renaissance Washington Hotel, Meeting Room 2
Grab some coffee and join your colleagues for the annual board meeting. It’s a great way to learn more about the division and how you can be an active player. In addition to our regular business, including committee reports, this year we have some thought-provoking discussion items on the agenda: Does our division, the smallest in SLA, have a viable future? What special role does the division play within the transportation library and information community? Should we enhance the value of membership by restricting some services only to division members? Help your elected officers steer a steady course into the future by attending this important meeting which is open to all division members.
How Do You Move Up the Ladder if There Is No Ladder to Climb? Monday June 15, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Convention Center 145A
Do you love your job, but cannot see any opportunities for advancement? Are you looking for ways to move yourself into a more prominent role, or your library into every department in your organization? Learn how to get that promotion and be more visible without changing your job. Panelists will share their secrets for career development success. Because of its broad appeal, this program, co-sponsored with the Solo Librarians Division, has been selected as one of five Spotlight Sessions at this year’s conference. The division thanks Dialog for its generous support for this session.
Moderator: Arlene Mathison, Director, University of Minnesota, Center for Transportation Studies
- Jeanne Miller, University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women
- Karen Kreizman-Reczek, Senior Manager, Bureau Veritas
- Hildy Dworkin, Library Director, City of New York Department of Social Services
Transportation Division Business Meeting Luncheon, Tuesday June 16, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Convention Center 208
The highlight of the Transportation Division’s Business Meeting and Luncheon will be the presentation of the division’s Professional Achievement Award. Annual conference activities and projects undertaken by our committees also are on the agenda. Join your fellow division members for this once-a-year meeting! Ticketed Event 820.
The Future of Transportation, Tuesday June 16, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Convention Center 144C
Transportation is at a critical crossroads, facing major challenges with infrastructure, financing, the environment, and security.
This session will focus on these issues, looking at the connections between these areas, and the information infrastructure that is needed to support developments in the field. Co-sponsored by Transportation Division and Engineering Division. The division thanks BNA for its generous support for this session.
Moderator: Amanda Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library
- David Blockstein, Senior Scientist, National Council for Science and the Environment
- Lori Sundstrom, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board
- David Kuehn, Director, FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research Program
Transportation Division Open House, Tuesday June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, The Keck Center
We’re having a special open house this year with just the transportation community. Barbara Post of TRB has arranged a lovely venue for us at The Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth Street, NW, just a 10-minute walk or one subway stop from the Convention Center. Colleagues from transportation agencies and organizations also have been invited, and you’re welcome to bring a guest. We’ll be recognizing our own Roberto Sarmiento, recipient of the division’s 2009 Professional Achievement Award. Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for a festive evening and a great networking opportunity. The division thanks ASCE and EOS for their generous support for this event.