We are excited about our annual meeting at the University of Michigan next week! We are meeting again with our TKN colleagues and are proud to be able to make these face-to-face meetings happen for these vital partners.

If you can’t join us in Ann Arbor, you’re welcome to participate in the open sessions online!

Annual Meeting Open Sessions
September 9-10, 2014 – Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
WebEx: http://tinyurl.com/PFAM99
Dial in: 573-526-3993, Teleconference ID 21948#

9:35-9:45 am
Steve Bower, Michigan DOT Engineer of Research Administration
MDOT Research Program overview

9:45-10:45 am
Data Management & Curation – Elaine L. Westbrooks, Associate Librarian for Research, University of Michigan
Elaine is the administrator and coordinator of the long and short-term objectives for the UM Libraries’ support of the research enterprise. She is also the primary representative of the Libraries on committees and forums at the state, national, and international level for matters related to data management and research support.

1:00-4:00 pm
LibGuides Workshop – Laura Harris, Springshare
Laura offers technical support and training as part of her responsibilities at Springshare. She is a librarian by training and inclination, and her research interests are mentoring, usability and user experience, and teaching and training. http://help.springshare.com/profile/laura

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
WebEx: http://tinyurl.com/PFAM910
Dial in: 573-526-3993, Teleconference ID 21948#

11:30 am
UMTRI’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment Project: Connected-Vehicle Technology – Francine Romine, UMTRI’s Director of Marketing and Communications

 
As part of their technology transfer mandate the Nevada DOT Research Division has launched their new Research Blog!  Here you will find news about their program, including links to the latest research reports.

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This year’s theme is “Lives Change @Your Library”.

We use NLW  to reach out to our stakeholders in our transportation agencies and show off our services and value to the organization. This year the pooled fund members organize their own events and have brand new TKN brochures to hand out. They look fantastic and we’re very proud of this 2014 project. Check them out!

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Last month, the Center for Transportation Studies and the MnDOT Library hosted the joint annual meetings of the Transportation Library Connectivity & Development Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(237), the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN), and the Western Transportation Knowledge Network (WTKN). Librarians from fourteen state DOTs, several universities, the Portland Cement Association, and the National Transportation Library met on the University of Minnesota campus and at MnDOT’s Central Office building, with some members attending portions of the meetings remotely. Read more and see pics here.

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Here’s the video produced by the Oklahoma DOT. Many thanks to Ron Curb, OKDOT and the RAC TKN Taskforce – this will be used widely to inform stakeholders and grow the TKNs.