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Transportation Division Program
92nd Annual Meeting
Special Libraries Association
San Antonio, TX
June 9-14, 2001

Program Coordinator: Send mail to: Laura Whayne, University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center.

Last modified: 7-20-2001

Meeting room locations may change.
Please re-confirm with the final conference program after you arrive in San Antonio.
MRC = Marriott Rivercenter, CC = Convention Center, MRW = Marriott Riverwalk.

Sunday - June 10

8:30am - 4:30pm
Government Transportation Research Information Committee Meeting (GTRIC)

The GTRIC Program will focus on three aspects of transportation information: examining delivery of information at the state level; accessing information on the national level; and the state of transportation information and information professionals. A Round Robin discussion of issues of concern will be held.
Location: MRC 13-14

- Clara Smith, U.S. Department of Transportation

- Jerry Baldwin, Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Nelda Bravo, U.S. National Transportation Library
- Ray Donley, University of Texas, Center for Transportation Research
- Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board
- Dulce Shelton, University of Texas, Center for Transportation Research
- Jeanne Thomas, Michigan Department of Transportation

Sponsored by: Ebsco Information Services
and The Dialog Corporation

Ticketed event: $47.00


6:00pm - 9:00pm

No Host Dinner at Pico de Gallo

Meet at the restaurant at 6:20 p.m. for our 6:30 reservation. Catch the trolley going west along Commerce Street. Get off at S. Leona. Trolleys run every 10 minutes and price is 50 cents (use coins). The trip on the trolley from the Convention Center to the restaurant will take 10-15 minutes. main dish prices range from $5.95 to $12.95. We will need to split the bill at the table, so bring along some cash, if you can. Let Sandy Tucker or Laura Whayne know by May 22 if you can come so we can let the restaurant know.
Location: 111 S. Leona  

Monday - June 11

10:30am - 11:45am
Old Issues and New Directions In Cataloging Transportation Information

Catalogers will discuss the issues and trends in technical services as they relate to transportation. CORC and cataloging of web pages will also be discussed.
Location: CC 210B 

- Roberto Sarmiento, Northwestern University

- Kay Covert, OCLC
- John Gallwey, University of California, Berkeley
- Qin Tang, Minnesota Department of Transportation


3:00pm - 4:15pm
Effects of EPA Rules on Transportation

This session will address how particulate and emission regulations have impacted transportation. It will look at the current issues and regulations, the trends, and the resources used to stay informed. Presented by the Transportation Division and the Environment & Resource Management Division.
Location: CC 210B 

- Laura Whayne, University of Kentucky

- Dianna Noble, Texas Department of Transportation

4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Exhibit Scavenger Hunt

Members will meet at the INFO-EXPO Exhibit Hall entrance and then go on a scavenger hunt to find the Transportation Division Sponsors and Exhibitors. Prizes will be awarded.
Location: Exhibit Hall  

Sponsored by: Elsevier Science

9:00pm - 11:30pm
Open House

A reception and open house for Transportation Division members to get to know one another.
Location: MRC 1

Sponsored by: The Dialog Corporation
and Factiva, A Dow Jones & Reuters Company

Tuesday - June 12

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Transportation Division Business Meeting

A Business Meeting and Luncheon for the Transportation Division. The Transportation Division Professional Achievement Award will be given at the Division Business Meeting. The nomination form is available on the web site.
Location: MRC Salon A 

- Laura Whayne, University of Kentucky

Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers

Ticketed event: $39.00

3:00pm - 4:15pm
Successful Standards Control and Dissemination

Following in-depth investigations of ways to facilitate standards acquisitions, dissemination, tracking, and updating, corporate management concluded that the library could best handle this function. Presented by the Materials Research & Manufacturing Division, the Communications Division, and the Transportation Division.
Location: CC 217C 

- Chuck Wenger, Illinois Institute of Technology

- Linda Senkus, The Torrington Company

Sponsored by: American Society for Testing and Materials

3:00pm - 5:45pm
Transportation International Committee Meeting

A working session for the Transportation Division International Committee and the TRB LIST Committee.
Location: MRC 7 

- Jeanne Thomas

Sponsored by: Jane's Information Group

6:00pm - 7:00pm River Walk Cruise

Must arrive early. Boat leaves at 6:00pm. Pickup will be at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel at the river. Relax and enjoy a narrated cruise along the River Walk while visiting with other Division members.
Location: MRW on the River

Ticketed event: $10.00

7:00pm - 9:00pm

No Host Dinner at Schilo's Delicatessen

Enjoy dinner at a local German restaurant at your own expense. We will meet at the restaurant about 7:15 p.m. You may either walk or take the trolley from the Convention Center. Dinner selections range in price from $4.25 to $8.95. The restaurant says it can handle separate billings/checks. Please let Sandy Tucker or Laura Whayne know by May 22 if you can come so we can let the restaurant know.
Location: 424 E. Commerce St. (intersects with Presa Street)

Wednesday - June 13

7:30 - 8:45am Executive Board Meeting

Executive Board Meeting of the Transportation Division.
Location: MRC 7

- Mary Ellen Tucker, University of North Carolina 

Sponsored by: Jane's Information Group

1:00 - 2:15pm Secrets of the Reference Interview

How do you find out what they really want? What you ask depends on who you are asking. Engineers, scientists, marketing people, upper management, foreign nationals. Each one phrases questions differently. Presented by the Engineering Division, the Business & Finance Division, and the Transportation Division.
Location: CC 210A

- Julie Hallmark, University of Texas, Austin

- Pam Hanners, Vanderbilt University
- Ann Sweeney, European Commission Delegation
- Dottie Moon, United Technologies

Sponsored by: Basch Subscription Services