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Transportation Division Program
96th Annual Meeting
Special Libraries Association
Toronto, ON Canada
June 4-9, 2005


Program Coordinator: Send mail to: Betty Lou Hicks, Library, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Main Conference Site Links:
SLA 2005 Conference Web Site
Personal Conference Planner


All events are in the Toronto Conference Centre unless otherwise noted

Sunday - June 5

8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Room 203B

Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) Program

A convocation of state, national, international, corporate, academic, and trade association information leaders in the transportation industry discussing projects, goals, and successes in an informal environment.

All attendees

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

Nelda Bravo, Head, U.S. National Transportation Library

Self Introductions

Shaun Moran, Manager, Transport Canada Library

"Collaboration among Nordic and Baltic Transportation Libraries"
Sirpa Haapamaki, Head of Library Services, Finnish National Road Administration

"Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network - Sharing our Experiences"
Arlene Mathison, Librarian, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies

"Transportation Research Board (TRB) Cooperative Research Programs"
Christopher Hedges, Senior Program Officer, TRB, National Cooperative Highway Research Program

"TFHRC’s Reference Center Collaboration with MnDOT and NTL"
Martha Soneira, U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Program Reference Center (TFHRC)

"What’s New at Dialog"
Elizabeth Simmons, Manager, Government Account Management, The Dialog Corporation

"Update on OECD/ITRD"
Colin Howard, Transport Research Laboratory, UK

“Highways for Life”
Kathleen Bergeron, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Barbara Post, Manager, Information Services, Transportation Research Board

"TRB Transportation Information Management Policy Study, Status Report"
Bonnie Osif, PA State University

"NTL Update"
Nelda Bravo, Director, U.S. National Transportation Library, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)


Sponsored by: CCH, OCLC Online Computer Library Company, and Swets

Ticketed event No. 225: $55.00

6:00 pm

No-Host Dinner at Alice Fazooli's

Meet at the Holiday Inn on King to walk to Alice Fazooli's Restaurant for no-host dinner. Reservations due to Aarash Kalra by May 19.
Location: 294 Adelaide St. W  

Monday - June 6

8:00 am -
9:00 am
Lobby, Fairmont Royal Hotel

Transportation Division Executive Board Meeting

Executive board meeting of the Transportation Division.


Executive Board members only

11:30 am -
1:00 pm
Room 201F

Transportation Division Business Meeting and Brown Bag Luncheon

New twist to an old standby, a “Brown Bagger Luncheon” will accompany our annual Business Meeting. Just another “GET HIP” idea from the Chair.

photos from the Business meeting

Unit members only

Betty Lou Hicks, Hanson Professional Services, Inc. - Chair, Transportation Division

Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers, Janes Information Group, and Infocurrent

Tuesday - June 7

1:30 pm -
3:00 pm
Room 205C
Spotlight: Urban Sprawl, Community Information Programs, Evaluation

Join the Transportation (DTRN), Environment & Resources Management (DERM), and Social Science (DSOC) Divisions in an exploration of two urban programs and web resources for program evaluation. “Bring Back the Don,” a Toronto citizens’ group working to improve the Don River watershed, and Community Information Programs which allow residents to search for essential services are examples of programs that work to improve our physical and social environments. Responsible evaluations are key to their continuance.

All attendees

Elizabeth Green, Research Librarian, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Lisa Abbott, Research Librarian, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
John McDonald, Database Manager, Community Information Program, Peninsula Library System
John Wilson, Task Force to Bring Back the Don

SLA Units: Transportation Division, Environment & Resources Management Division, Social Science Division

Sponsored by:

6:00 pm -
9:00 pm
IBI Group Headquarters, 230 Richmond St. West

Transportation Division Open House

Network with Transportation Division members and visit the IBI Group Office and Library. Hosted by Jennifer Osther.

Invitation Only

SLA Units: Transportation Division

Sponsored by: Elsevier and Dialog

Ticketed event No. 605: $10.00

Wednesday - June 8

7:00 am -
8:30 am
Check final program booklet for location

Transportation Division Incoming Board Meeting

Meeting of the 2005-06 Board.

Meeting of the incoming division board members and committee chairs. Division members are welcome to attend and help us start planning. (no breakfast provided)


Unit members only

Bob Sweet, Director, Univ. of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

SLA Units: Transportation Division

Sponsored by: