SLA 2010 Annual Conference | New Orleans, LA | June 13-16, 2010
No-host dinner, Saturday June 12, 6:30 p.m., Olivier’s Creole
204 Decatur St. (French Quarter)
Join your division colleagues for a no-host ala carte dinner, featuring 5 different entree choices, including vegetarian. Please note: separate checks are not allowed, and cash payment is required.
Contact Sheila Hatchell
GTRIC Roundtable, Sunday June 13, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Convention Center Room 352
The Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) Roundtable is a forum for sharing and learning about essential tools and best practices for transportation libraries. This year, topics covered at the Roundtable will spotlight the development of shared web-based collaborative tools, ideas from the Louisiana DOT/Louisiana Transportation Research Center library, an overview of the digitization project at the Northwestern University Library, easy things you can do with transportation data, and an update on SLA’s alignment initiatives. .
Audience: Unit Members
Moderator: Rita Evans, Library Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
8:00-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 9:30 Guide to the Players, 2010
An outline of the various library and information initiatives in the transportation field; Q&A
Rita Evans, Library Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
9:30 -10:15 SLA’s Alignment Initiatives
A discussion of SLA’s Alignment research and upcoming initiatives. How can the Division use the Alignment research results?
Cara Schatz, Director, Public Relations, SLA
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Ideas from the Louisiana DOT/Louisiana Transportation Research Center Library
Sandra Brady, Librarian & Transportation Research Advisor, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD)
11:00 – 11:30 Northwestern University Library Digitization project (PDF)
Roberto Sarmiento, Head, Northwestern University Transportation Library
12:30 – 12:45 Update on the National Transportation Library
Amanda J. Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library
12:45 – 1:00 TRB Information Services Update
John Cherney, Head Librarian, Wisconsin DOT and A.J. Million, Librarian, Missouri DOT Transportation Library
1:45 – 2:00 Break
Kendra K. Levine, Reference Librarian, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
2:30 – 3:00 Round Robin
Sponsored by: Elsevier
Ticketed Event 340: $60.00
Transportation Division Board of Directors Meeting Monday June 14, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. New Orleans Marriot Hotel – Balcony L
Annual meeting of the division’s Board of Directors; all members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
How Are You Getting on with RDA? Monday June 14, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Convention Center 230
Catalogers who have begun to implement RDA (Resource Description and Access) are invited to attend this discussion session. Lead by John Gallwey of the Institute of Transportation Studies Library, UC Berkeley, the discussion will seek to share experiences and expertise in using RDA. Let us know what you like or dislike about RDA; how do you think RDA improves on AACR2; what you think catalog users will notice or like about it. Even if you feel you have nothing much to say, turn up anyway as there may be much to learn.
Transportation Division Business Meeting Luncheon, Tuesday June 15, noon – 1:30 p.m., Convention Center 345
The Division’s annual business luncheon to discuss operations and projects, and to present Division awards. All members welcome! Ticketed Event 595.
Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
No-host dinner, Tuesday June 15, 6:30 p.m., Gordon Biersch Restaurant
Gordon Biersch Restaurant
200 Poydras Street, near the Convention Center
Join your division colleagues for a no-host dinner. Contact Sheila Hatchell at Sheila.Hatchell@state.mn.us
Joint Division Reception, Tuesday June 15, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., Mulates Restaurant
201 Julia Street (near the Convention Center)
Network with colleagues in the Transportation and other divisions at Mulates, featuring authentic Cajun food, a cash bar, and music by the Zydeco band “Hot Sauce”
Sponsored by the Petroleum & Energy Resources, Solo, Government Information, and Transportation Divisions
Drupal Use in Libraries, Wednesday June 16, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Convention Center 207
Discuss Drupal and its use in libraries
Sponsored by: Dialog
We would like to thank and acknowledge our current conference sponsors: