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Transportation Division Officers Slate for 2005

Members of this year's Transportation Division Nominating Committee (Nelda Bravo, Dan Krummes (Chair) and Shaun Moran) are pleased to announce the following nominations for the Division's 2005 election cycle.

Matthew Barrett, Chair-Elect/Chair/Past Chair (3-year term, 2005/2008)
Lisa Pogue, Treasurer (2-year term, 2005/2007)
Jane Watson, Secretary (1-year term: 2005/2006)

This year's balloting will be conducted electronically during the period March 1 - March 15th. Transportation Division members will be notified via e-mail by Division Chair Betty Lou Hicks as to balloting details.


Matthew Barrett is Librarian/Library Administrator at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). He was raised in Southern California, graduated from UCLA in 1989 with a BA in History/Art History, and has worked at the MTA since 1991 in various capacities including Finance, Legal Counsel, Operations and the Executive Office. As an undergraduate, Matthew worked for the UCLA Film Television Archive Library cataloging part of the Hearst newsreel collection and showing rarely viewed early nitrate films to research patrons. He returned to UCLA's School of Information Studies in 1996 and earned a Masters of Library and Information Science in 1999, fully expecting it was his ticket out of the MTA and into a new career. While at UCLA, Matthew was published in ALA's 1998 book of collected studies "Global Reach, Local Touch" (edited by Kathleen De La Pena McCook, ALA President Barbara J. Ford, and Kate Lippincott). After graduation, the MTA's own Librarian Administrator position was unexpectedly vacated by its longest serving librarian, Dorothy Peyton Gray, whom the Library is now named after. Since taking over the library in 2001, it has been recast as a Research Center and the library has seen a surge in traffic and circulation as new and improved search tools have been made available to employees, along with over 30,000 newly digitized MTA related documents.


Lisa Haakon Pogue is currently Director of Technology Transfer for the American Public Works Association, an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services. Previous positions at APWA have included Director of Technology Exchange and Training Assistance and Staff Associate. Ms. Pogue is responsible for directing and implementing a full range of communications, training, technical assistance, and technology transfer efforts. Currently she directs the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Technology Transfer Clearinghouse (under contract with the Federal Highway Administration). Responsibilities include project management, communications, Web design, information management and training and coaching. Previous experience at APWA included managing video-based training material development for the Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) National Program (under contract to the Federal Transit Administration), writing, research and special projects. Before coming to APWA, she held the position of Community Relations Coordinator, Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock, Arkansas. Ms. Pogue has earned an MA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1985 and a BA in Philosophy and Writing from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1974. Ms. Pogue is currently also a member of the Committee on Technology Transfer, Transportation Research Board and is a past member of the Library and Information Science in Transportation Committee and Committee on Low Volume Roads.


Jane Watson manages the National Transportation Library's Reference Services program for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, which serves the transportation community, other federal agencies, state and local governments and the public.
Prior to joining the National Transportation Library, Ms. Watson held a variety of positions in federal libraries, including the Marine Corps University Library in Quantico, Va., the National Library of Medicine, the Naval Hospital Library in Beaufort, S.C. and the Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle, N.C. Ms. Watson has held positions in academic libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. She has also worked in private industry, coordinating library services for Demco Media, a book wholesaler and the sister company of Demco, Inc., a major library supplier. Ms. Watson received her Master of Library Science Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991.