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Transportation Division Program
94th Annual Meeting
Special Libraries Association
New York, NY
June 8-11, 2003

Program Coordinator: Send mail to: Roberto A. Sarmiento, Head, Transportation Library, Northwestern University

Last modified: 7/21/2003


Sunday - June 8

8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Sheraton
Room: Riverside Ballroom
Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) Program

A convocation of state, national and international government information leaders in the transportation industry discussing projects, goals and successes in an informal environment. Speakers from Europe, Canada, and the United States will provide information on their libraries and major transportation initiatives within their organizations, providing a global context for managing and sharing transportation information.

Moderator:
- Nelda Bravo, National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation

Speakers:
- Mr. Jerry Baldwin, Library Director, Minnesota Department of Transportation (Min-DOT) Library
- Mr. Konrad Bauer, Head, Administrative Services Division, BASt/ German Federal Highway Research Institute
Presentation: Update on OECD / ITRD
- Mrs. Katrine Handberg, Librarian, Ministry of Transport, Road Directorate, Library - Denmark
- Mrs. Anna Maria Magnusson, Librarian, Swedish National Road Administration
Presentation: The Library of the Swedish National Road Administration
- Mrs. Shaun Moran, Manager, Library Services, Transport Canada
- Mrs. Birgitta Sandstedt, Chief Information Specialist, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
- Mrs. Barbara Post, Librarian, Transportation Research Board
Presentation: Update on TRB Information Services
- Mrs. Helga Trantes, Senior Information Specialist, BASt/German Federal Highway Research Institute
- Ms. Linda Cullen, U.S. Department of Transportation Library
Presentation: DOT Library: Information Gateway for the Transportation Community
- Ms. Laurel Clark, California Department of Transportation Library
Presentation: Caltrans Transportation Library & History Center
- Mr. Matthew Barett, Policy Research and Library Services Administrator, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Sponsored by: CISTI

Ticketed event No. 295: $35.00

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Miss Elle's Homesick Bar
226 W 79th St
New York, NY 10024

Transportation Division No-Host Dinner

Don't eat by yourself in the hotel! Join members of the Transportation Division for an evening of conversation and merriment at a local restaurant.

Moderator:
- Mr. Brian Gerber, Librarian, MTA Bridges & Tunnels Technical Library


Monday - June 9


1:30pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Marriott
Room: Odets
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Database Update

The Board recently initiated a safety study on transportation safety databases to highlight data quality issues and encourage improvements in this area. A NTSB representative will describe new products and provide us with an update of current databases.

Moderator:
Mrs. Jane Watson, National Transportation Library

Speaker:
- Dr. Deborah Bruce, National Transportation Safety Board
Presentation: Transportation Safety Databases

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Sheraton
Room: Liberty Suite 1 & 2
Transportation Division Open House

SLA is not all about programs and vendors. Come enjoy the Transportation Division hospitality at our open house and network! Greet old and new friends over refreshments.

Sponsored by: Dialog, The Information Professional Partner
and American Society of Civil Engineers



Tuesday - June 10
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Marriott
Room: Uris/Shubert
Transportation Division Business Meeting and Luncheon

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

Moderator:
- Roberto A. Sarmiento, Head, Transportation Library, Northwestern University

Sponsored by: CCH / NILS

Ticketed event No. 595: $55.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Marriott
Room: Columbia
Where is the Catalog Going?

What will our library catalogs will look like in the near and not so near future? What other technologies are coming down the pike that will affect how we do our jobs? Executives from Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., and OCLC will give us a look into how these companies envision our future.

Moderator:
- Mr. John Gallwey, Technical Servicess Librarian, University of California Berkeley

Speakers:
- Mr. Gary R. Houk, OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Presentation: The Library Catalog: Does it have a future?
- Ms. Shelley Hostetler, Voyager Product Manager, Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Presentation: The Future of the Catalog

Sponsored by: Elsevier Science, Inc.
and Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.



Wednesday - June 11


7:30 - 9:00 am
Location: Marriott
Room: Barrymore
Transportation Division Executive Board Meeting

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

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Moderator:
- Mrs. Shaun Moran, Manager, Library Services, Transport Canada

2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Marriott
Room: Columbia
International Transportation Update: How it is done over there

Ever wondered how librarians in other countries do their jobs and provide services or catalog? Transportation librarians from Germany, Sweden and Denmark will give us a perspective on how librarianship is performed in their countries and update us on their national and European transportation initiatives.

Moderators:
- Ms. Lynn Matis, Chief Librarian and Archivist, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- Mrs. Barbara Post, Librarian, Transportation Research Board

Speakers:
- Mr. Konrad Bauer, Head, Administrative Services Division, BASt/ German Federal Highway Research Institute
- Mrs. Katrine Handberg, Librarian, Ministry of Transport, Road Directorate, Library - Denmark
- Mrs. Anna Maria Magnusson, Librarian, Swedish National Road Administration
Presentation: Update, The Library of the Swedish National Road Administration
- Mrs. Birgitta Sandstedt, Chief Information Specialist, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
- Mrs. Helga Trantes, Senior Information Specialist, BASt/German Federal Highway Research Institute