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Transportation Division Program
95th Annual Meeting
Special Libraries Association
Nashville, TN
June 5-10, 2004


Program Coordinator: Program Coordinator: Send mail to: Shaun Moran, Manager, Library, Transport Canada

Main Conference Site Links:
SLA 2004 Conference Web Site
Personal Conference Planner


Saturday - June 5

Time: TBA

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt among the bars and restaurants of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre. Watch the listserv for more details.

Sunday - June 6

8:30am - 4:30pm
Room: Governor's Chamber E

Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) Program

Nina McLawhorn, Wisconsin DOT Research Administrator, and others have suggested that the various professionals involved in technology and information transfer, in addition to librarians, need to be involved in addressing the recommendations contained in the "SCOPING STUDY FOR A NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT"
(http://tti.tamu.edu/shared_documents/tucker/scoping_study_ final_report.pdf)
The GTRIC annual meeting will involve a discussion to develop recommendations on how best to pursue collaborative relationships within the transportation community, (including networks and consortia) and how best to align existing services and programs with those provided by transportation librarians..

Nelda Bravo, National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation

Barbara Post, Librarian, Transportation Research Board
Presentation: TRIS, RIP, Policy study for transportation information management
Sandra Tucker, Texas Transportation Institute, "Managing an online thesaurus"
Martha Soneira, Federal Highway Administration, "Searching for Help in All the Right Places: An Innovative Approach to Filling An Information Gap"
Nina McLawhorn, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Presentation: Reauthorization Update
Nelda Bravo, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, "National Transportation Library Update"

Afternoon session: Consortia, Networks, and Next Steps
(panel presentations & discussion)
Sue Sillick, Montana Department of Transportation, "State DOT partnerships with State Library Consortia"
Arlene Mathison, Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, "Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network"
Jennifer Pearson, OCLC, "OCLC Group Services, Partnering with Consortia"
Nina McLawhorn, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Presentation: Collaborative Relationships for Knowledge Networks in Transportation

Sponsored by: CISTI

Ticketed event No. 285: $50.00

8:30pm - 11:30pm
Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville

All Sciences Reception

SLA Units: Science & Technology, Biomedical & Life Sciences, Engineering, Food Agriculture & Nutrition, Kentucky Chapter, Social Science Division, Transportation Division.

Sponsored by: ASME, and Dialog, The Information Professional Partner

Ticketed event No. 350: $15.00

Monday - June 7

12:15pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Governor's Chamber D

Transportation Division Business Meeting and Luncheon

Transportation Division business meeting and luncheon. All welcome to join us.

Shaun Moran, Manager, Transport Canada Library

Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers
and CCH Insurance Services

Ticketed event No. 460: $55.00

3:45pm - 5:45pm
Room: Delta Island F

Into the Wild Blue Yonder: Adventures of a Female Combat Pilot

Come hear our famous combat pilot tell of her adventures while flying into the wild blue yonder! A reception/"meet and greet" will take place immediately after the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided.

Mary Crompton, Northrop Grumman Corp.

Missy Cummings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SLA Units: Engineering, Aerospace Section of DENG, Science & Technology, Transportation

Sponsored by: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA),
Jane's Information Group,
and Dialog, The Information Professional Partner

Ticketed event No. 480: $5.00

Tuesday - June 8

12:00pm - 3:30pm
Delta Portico
Saturn Plant Tour

A one hour bus trip away from the conference, the Saturn Corporation offers Plant Tours. Hop aboard a tram and cruise through vehicle production lines and interior systems buildings. Boxed lunch included.

Ticketed event No. 540: $40.00

3:45pm - 5:00pm
Room: Bayou A

Group Services

OCLC is beginning to implement new ways of offering familiar services and programs. How these are integrated with WorldCat, how they are integrated with each other, and how they are priced may not be so familiar. This is an opportunity to get a comprehensive update on what is new from OCLC and in particular to find out how these services work with groups such as the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN)and the Military Education & Research Library Network (MERLN) and how the pricing can be offered as consortial subscriptions.

Nelda Bravo, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Edwin B. Burgess, Director, Combined Arms Research Library, US Army Command and General Staff College
Presentation: Military Education Research Library Network
Jennifer Pearson, Product Support Specialist, OCLC
Presentation: OCLC Services for Groups: Solutions for your Consortia
Jerry Baldwin, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation: Group Services and MTKN

SLA Units: Transportation Division, Military Librarians Division

Sponsored by: OCLC Online Computer Library Company

Wednesday - June 9

7:30 - 8:45am
Room: Delta Island B

Transportation Division Executive Board Meeting

Time to get down to business! Executive board meeting of the Transportation Division. A continental breakfast will be served.


Betty Lou Hicks, Hanson Professional Services Inc.

11:30am - 12:45pm
Room: Canal D

Gray/Grey Literature

According to the US Interagency Gray Literature Working Group, gray literature is "foreign or domestic open source material that usually is available through specialized channels and may not enter normal channels or systems of publication, distribution, bibliographic control, or acquisition by booksellers or subscription agents." Do you have challenges in managing/obtaining gray literature?

Shaun Moran, Transport Canada Library

Ms. Fay Hjartarson, Government Information Holdings Officer, National Library and Archives of Canada
Presentation: Managing the Government of Canada's Gray Information: Progress and Challenges
Bonnie Klein, Program Manager for Foreign and Copyrighted Information, Defense Technical Information Center
Presentation: Shades of Gray: U.S. Government Information Mixing Black and White
Bonnie Osif, Engineering Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University
Presentation: Fishing in a Bucket: Gray Literature and the "What's on the Shelf" Syndrome

SLA Units: Transportation Division, Military Librarians Division

Sponsored by: Elsevier Science, Inc.