Transportation Librarian’s Toolkit: Second Edition - September 2009
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Transportation Librarian’s Toolkit: Second Edition - September 2009

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    The Transportation Librarian’s Toolkit, Second Edition, is a product of the Transportation Library Connectivity pooled fund study, TPF-5(105), a collaborative effort by transportation libraries to enhance information accessibility and professional expertise to serve the transportation community. At the time of publication study members included state DOT libraries in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York State, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies; and the Wisconsin Transportation Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Technical Advisory Committee members of the pooled fund study were instrumental in creating this toolkit, which is a product of the collective work of the study. The purposes of this toolkit are to ease the learning curve of those new to librarianship and/or transportation; to pull together the collective wisdom of study members on topics that the study has addressed through its work of connecting and networking transportation libraries; to serve as a living document, updated frequently in print and online; to capture some of the institutional memory that is leaving the DOTs as waves of retirements loom; and to give transportation librarians of varying experience levels and work situations some tools to inspire, enhance and streamline librarians’ work and library operations.
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