2012 Annual Meeting September 19-20, 2012 – St. Louis

Meet us in St. Louis! Please join the members and partners of TPF-5(237) for our annual gathering. We will have a day and a half of professional development and enrichment, networking, and sharing best practices. We will hold our annual business meeting to wrap up FFY2012 and kick off FFY2013. Agenda


  • Proving Your Library’s Value: A Toolkit for Transportation Librarians – Preview (coming soon!)
  • Tour of the Gateway Guide-MoDOT’s traffic control center
  • Special guest: Katrina Stierholz, Assistant VP, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: “Transportation Economics, Information Resources and Federal Reserve Library Consortium”

Visit the Events page for full details!

So much for the lazy, hazy days of summer – it’s conference season, Librarians! No rest for the weary, but the energy and inspiration we get from meeting with our colleagues and attending SLA is always a great experience. Here is this year’s schedule of events from the Transportation, Government, Engineering and Solo divisions, plus the Spotlight Sessions.

Stop by our sponsoring vendors’ booths and thank them for their support (and get some swag!)

J.J. Keller– booth #121 – sponsoring,  GTRIC Roundtable Sunday July 15, 2012 8:30am – 3:00pm @ Convention Center, Room E256

OCLC– booth #614- sponsoring, “Sailing Through Cataloging: Cataloging Practices for Solos” Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm – 5:30pm @ Convention Center, Room E253B

ASCE– booth #504- sponsoring, Transportation  Division Business Meeting and Lunch Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm – 1:30pm @ Convention Center, Room E256

Proquest and Dialog– booth #600- sponsoring, “How and Why Things Fail- Forensic Engineers and Information Specialists” Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm – 3:30pm @ Convention Center, Room E253C

Our lead state will be hosting the 2012 annual meeting in St. Louis on Sept. 19-20, 2012 (Wed-Thurs). We will have a full agenda with guests, project updates, a 2 year final report, and a tour of the Gateway Guide – the St. Louis Metro Area’s traffic center that coordinates the Dynamic Message Systems, road sensors, 511 hotline, motorist assist service and so on. It should be a very unique and interesting operation for us to see!

All members and partners are invited to attend this event.

Early bird registration and conference preview for the SLA 2012 Annual Conference is February 27-May 11. SLA members will qualify for the “early bird” rate of $529 during this phase of registration. Please contact Kirsten with your member numbers ASAP.

For all things 2012 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, follow @SLAchicago on Twitter, and tag your conference tweets with #SLAchicago.

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Cataloger’s Desktop/Classification Web – Session Today

Please join us today for a Cataloger’s Desktop and Classification Web session with Paul Burley, Cataloger from Northwestern University Transportation Library.  Paul will show us around the tools and provide expertise on getting the most from our group subscriptions. See you this afternoon!
Topic: Cataloger’s Desktop Training
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm, CST
Meeting Number: 634 839 759

URL: https://modot.webex.com/modot/j.php?ED=150534267&UID=1099002822&RT=MiM3
***Check your email for Access code and Conference line info. This session is open to TPF-5(237) members and partners.

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Hi All, our Knovel trial subscription and evaluation period ended on Dec. 30th. Please review the feedback we received here. We will discuss the results and individual library recommendations at our next TAC Meeting on Thursday, January 19th at 1:30 PM CDT.

Thank you to all who participated and took the time to respond to the survey!