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Transportation Division Boston Programs

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SUNDAY
JUNE 9, 1996
9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division
Government Transportation Research Information Committee and International Committee-Joint Session [Ticketed event #260]

A program on issues related to international transportation information exchange. The morning will feature speakers representing different countries and the afternoon will include a discussion on ways of improving information transfer. Lunch and break refreshments are included.

Sponsored by EBSCO Subscription Services.

Cost of this event: $33.00.

Moderator: Daniel Krummes, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers: Donald Symmes, Federal Highway Administration; Marlene Choukroun*, INRETS (France); Sirpa Haapamaki, Finnish National Road Administration (Finland); Jerome Baldwin, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Jeanne Thomas, Michigan Department of Transportation; Bonnie Osif, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute; Michael Kleiber, University of California, Berkeley.

SUNDAY
JUNE 9, 1996
7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division

 

Board Meeting

Moderator: Nelda Bravo, Federal Highway Administration.

SUNDAY
JUNE 9, 1996
9:00 p.m. to
11:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division

 

Open House

Sponsored by Engineering Information Inc.

MONDAY
JUNE 10, 1996
7:30 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division
Business Meeting and Breakfast [Ticketed event #330]

Meet your fellow Division members and learn about Division activities.

Cost of this event: $20.00.

Sponsored by Counterpoint Publishing, Cuadra Associates*, and Jane's Information Group.

Moderator: Susan Dresley, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.

MONDAY
JUNE 10, 1996
10:30 a.m. to
11:45 a.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division
Transportation Libraries Group Access Union List of Serials

Instructional session for preparation of a union list of serials for the Transportation Access Group (TAG).

Moderator: Jeanne Thomas, Michigan Department of Transportation.

Speaker: Ronald Gardner*, OCLC

MONDAY
JUNE 10, 1996
1:30 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division
Teaching Research Skills: Innovative Strategies for Library Use Instruction

Imagine this scenario: you are faced with a sea of bored undergraduate faces or a group of adult learners who haven't set foot in a library in 15 years. How do you begin to acquaint these users with library tools? How can you teach them the necessary skills to do their research? We'll start with a toolkit for training the trainer, then follow with an overview of the hot new strategies that innovative library instructors are using. Then we'll hear two stories from the front lines: 1) how one librarian teaches concept mapping and active learning skills to undergraduates and 2) how another librarian performs offsite library instruction for police officers.

Moderator: Jo Cates, Northwestern University.

Speakers: Renée McHenry, Northwestern University; Bonnie Osif, Pennsylvania State University; Hema Ramachandran, Northwestern University.

MONDAY
JUNE 10, 1996
3:30 p.m. to
4:45 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division

Issues Confronting Transportation Libraries

Transportation libraries have faced a number of issues this past year -- the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Library was suddenly closed and is now being sold and is now being sold, the Interstate Commerce Commission Library is being drastically downsized and there was concern over the possible termination of the IRRD database.

To discuss these and other issues confronting transportation libraries, we've arranged an informal session at the Boston conference.

John Betz of the National Transportation Library, Inc. will join us to describe his efforts to preserve historical data and publications pertaining to freight transportation.

Also on hand will be Rolf Schmitt from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to talk about the National Transportation Library on the BTS Web site. BTS is concerned with library closures as well as preservation issues, and has expressed an interest in working with transportation librarians to address these issues.

Session held: Marriott Hotel Division suite.

Speakers: John Betz, National Transportation Library, Inc.; Rolf Schmitt*, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

MONDAY
JUNE 10, 1996
9:00 p.m. to
11:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division

 

Open House

Sponsored by Society of Automotive Engineering.

TUESDAY
JUNE 11, 1996
9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by
Geography & Map,
Information Technology,
and
Transportation Divisions
Statistics in Electronic Format

Government agencies charged with gathering and publishing statistics are now making their products available at a range of electronic formats. Come and learn about these new products and these agencies' future plans in the electronic arena. There will be two transportation agency speakers and one Canadian provincial government presenter.

Moderator: Mary Dickerson*, Ontario Legislative Library.

Speakers: Robert Zarnetske*, U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Tricia Trepanier*, Statistics Canada; Margaret Murphy, Nova Scotia Legislative Library.

TUESDAY
JUNE 11, 1996
1:30 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division

 

SLA Internet Room: Demonstration of TRN Resources

Moderator: Renée McHenry, Northwestern University.

TUESDAY
JUNE 11, 1996
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by
Business & Finance,
Legal, Library Management,
Nuclear Science,and
Transportation Divisions

 

Copyright in the Electronic Environment

With the publication of the White pages, copyright plays a new role in our assimilation of electronic information. Join us as we explore the issue as it stands now and delve into what the future may have in store.

Moderator: Brent Mai, Purdue University.

Speakers: Laura Gasaway, University of North Carolina.

TUESDAY
JUNE 11, 1996
7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Aerospace,
Biological Sciences,
Environment & Resource Management,
Information Technology,
Library Management,
Military Librarians,
Nuclear Science,
and
Transportation Divisions

 

Reception at the New England Aquarium [Ticketed event #450]

Join us at the New England Aquarium for a reception and a tour of the Aquarium. The Aquarium features over 2,000 aquatic creatures. Highlights include a four-story 187,000 gallon glass ocean tank that houses a coral reef display plus an outstanding variety of sharks and sea turtles. Transportation will be provided from the convention center.

Cost of this event: $8.00.

Sponsored by LEXIS-NEXIS.

WEDNESDAY
JUNE 12, 1996
1:00 p.m. to
2:15 p.m.
Sponsored by
Social Science
and
Transportation Divisions
Downsizing of the Federal Government

The 104th Congress has wielded far reaching impacts on U.S. government programs and federal departments. Our speakers will focus on downsizing and reorganization issues and how they affect the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State's Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Sponsored by Jane's Information Group.

Moderator: Susan Dresley, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.

Speakers: Anne Aylward, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; James Scott, Transportation Research Board.

THURSDAY
JUNE 13, 1996
9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Transportation Division
Field Trip: Boston's Central Artery Project [Ticketed event #640]

We'll begin at the Central Artery Project's South Station Offices for an overview of the largest public works project in the country, followed by a bus tour to one of the project's construction sites.

Cost of this field trip: $15.00.

Sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers, Knight-Ridder Information.

Moderator: Susan Dresley, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.