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Transportation Division Program
98th Annual Meeting
Special Libraries Association
Denver, CO
June 3-6, 2007


Program Coordinator: Send mail to: Matt Barrett , Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Saturday - June 2

6:00 pm

No-Host Dinner

Members of the Transportation Division will meet for a no host dinner.
Location: To be announced  

Sunday - June 3

8:30 am -
4:00 pm

Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) Program: A Stronger Transportation Information Network

Transportation librarians and other information professionals are working at
strengthening the transportation information network in new ways.
Representatives of the National Transportation Library, The Transportation
Research Board, U.C. Berkeley and Northwestern University transportation
libraries, OCLC, the Pooled Fund for Transportation Library Connectivity,
Penn State, and international guests will cover the latest developments to
improve technical services, cooperation and coordination.

Unit members only

Matthew Barrett, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Amanda Wilson, National Transportation Library
Rita Evans, U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Library: The Role of Large Academic Libraries in Transportation Research
Maggie Sacco, Library Connectivity Pooled Fund/CTC & Associates
Roberto Sarmiento, Northwestern University: Northwestern University Transportation Library Brief Introduction; TRB-LIST Subcommittee Preliminary Report on Cooperative Acquisition and Collection Development
Kathy Kie, OCLC
Bonnie Osif, Pennsylvania State University
Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board: Update on TRB Information Activities
Birgitta Sandstedt, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute: Presentation of VTI's Library and Information Centre (BIC)

SLA Unit: Transportation Division

Sponsored by: OCLC Online Computer Library Center

Ticketed event No. 400: $27.00

Monday - June 4

11:30 am -
1:00 pm

How Hybrid Vehicles Will Move You (SLA Denver WOW Programming)

Hybrid vehicles are quickly becoming part of the everyday world as they are used in passenger cars, buses, trucks, locomotives, ports, military applications and more. How the technology works, how it relates to fuel cells, what fuels hybrids can use, how hybrids are produced and what materials go into their production will influence the mobility of people, goods, and industrial production for the foreseeable future. Join us in getting a better understanding of the latest developments in technology, and how the information community can assist with hybrid vehicle deployment. The National Energy Research Laboratory, the Denver Rapid Transit District, and CalSTART/WestStart will share the latest research and opportunities.

All attendees

Richard Parish, WestStart-CALSTART: Hybrid Truck Users Forum: A Process for Commercialization
Lee Kemp, Director, Denver Regional Transportation District
Jeff Gonder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
: Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs): Technology Overview and Light-Duty Vehicle Examples

SLA Units: Transportation Division, Chemistry Division, Engineering Division, Materials Research & Manufacturing Section of DCHE

Sponsored by: Paterra, Inc., Thomson Scientific, and Dialog

1:30 pm -
3:30 pm

National Technical Service in Transition: Drawers of Microfiche to Digital Files

Many of our libraries have substantial collections of NTIS reports on microfiche that contain rare and interesting government research, development, and engineering studies. They've have been collected via NTIS' automatic document delivery service, known as Selected Research in Microfiche (SRIM), for years - but what are the newest options for access? Ellen Herbst, Director at NTIS, will discuss changes in digital access, how you can create custom SRIM subscriptions using keywords, how color and graphic documents are being made available, and how NTIS might work with library networks to keep collections robust. Transportation Library Director, Rita Evans will join the discussion with innovations for preserving and managing technical report availability.

All attendees

Rita Evans, U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Library
Ellen Herbst, National Technical Information Service: NTIS Today

SLA Unit: Transportation Division

3:00 pm -
5:00 pm

Visit the NEW EPA Region 8 Technical Library

You are cordially invited to visit the NEW EPA Region 8 Technical Library in Denver, CO!

1595 Wynkoop Street, on the corner of the 16th Street Mall and Wynkoop.

SIGN UP now by calling 303/312 - 7226,
or email library-reg8@epa.gov

The EPA Region 8 Technical Library has moved into a beautiful new "green" building in lower Downtown Denver. We have the first "green roof" (i.e., covered with living plants) in the downtown area.

And the new Region 8 library has only half as much floor space as we had in the old building. And yet, we managed to retain 100% of our physical collection, and even have some room for collection growth.

How did we manage this? Come and visit our Open House and find out! You will also be able to:
See a demo of the Desktop Library intranet site
Browse our "Sustainability" and "Rocky Mountain Wetlands" special collections.

Library staff from the National Environmental Investigations Center (located in the Denver metro area) will also be present. Learn more about the services and collections provided by these 2 EPA libraries.

Snacks will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Directions and security information

All attendees

SLA Unit: Transportation Division

8:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Hyatt Regency’s Agate Room

Joint Division Open House

Members of the Government Information, Transportation, and Petroleum/Energy Divisions will get together for a joint evening reception.

The first 125 guests through the door will receive a ticket for a free drink.

All attendees

SLA Units: Transportation Division, Government Information Division, Petroleum & Energy Resources Division

Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Swets Information Services

Tuesday - June 5

7:00 am -
8:30 am

Transportation Division Board Meeting

Annual meeting of Division Officers, new members welcome to attend.


Board members only

11:00 am -
12:30 pm

Transportation Division Annual Business Meeting

Sit down luncheon meeting of Transportation Division members.

Please join the officers of the Transportation Division (DTRN) for the Annual Business Meeting at SLA/Denver on Tuesday, June 5, 11:00-12:30pm in Convention Center Room 506-507. Catch up on the status of the Division and help us shape our future. This is a sit down luncheon meeting of the Transportation Division membership. The agenda includes the announcement of the chair-elect, presentation of a Professional Achivement award, recognition of the past-chair, introduction of new division members, opportunities for SLA Seattle '08 and more.


Unit members only

SLA Unit: Transportation Division

Sponsored by: Elsevier, InfoCurrent, and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wednesday - June 6

1:00 pm -
2:30 pm

Government Mapping and Information Update

Digital systems, plans and programs at the Government Printing Office, Census Bureau, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, and U.S. Geological Survey. Making electronic access work for you. GPO will discuss "Future Digital Systems (FDsys), Census Bureau will discuss its "On the Map" service, USGS will present their Geospatial One Stop.

All attendees

David McQuillan, University of South Carolina

Ted Priebe, U.S. Government Printing Office
John Carpenter, Census Bureau
Susan Maroney, USDA

SLA Units: Social Science Division, Geography & Map Section of DSOC, Government Information Division, Transportation Division