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National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN): Goals and Accomplishments

Recent Accomplishments

  • established working groups for implementing strategic-plan goals
  • held our first all-TKN virtual meeting, to which all members of each regional TKN and the NTKN CC were invited
  • presented two Transportation Librarian Roundtables on section 508 compliance
  • attended several meetings at 2019 TRB annual meeting; presented a poster entitled “Building a Robust National Transportation Knowledge Network: Current Services and Next Steps”; prepared and distributed bookmarks and other print promotional materials
  • reviewed strategic plan and approved amendments
  • incorporated dozens of resource guides on a variety of transportation topics into its website
  • working to improve communications and collaborations among the three regional TKNs
  • published Transportation Knowledge Networks: 10 Years after TRB Special Report 284 on the AASHTO website
  • revised and update Guidelines and Governance
  • issued updated digitization survey
  • took over hosting of the three TKN websites
  • presented an overview of NTKN activities objectives and facilitated a discussion of the role of libraries in state DOTs at the July meeting of the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee
  • completed and approved communications plan

Goals We're Working Toward

  • holding a second all-TKN meeting in June 2019
  • revising and republishing the Transportation Librarian's Toolkit
  • enhancing libguides and calendars for knowledge management and document accessibility
  • issuing a follow-up survey to determine members' preferred educational topics and methods of learning 
  • building a directory of information and knowledge professionals in transportation
  • implementing communications plan
  • continuing to add resources to the NTKN website that will be useful to transportation researchers, policy makers, and the general public
  • continuing to provide and enhance support and services to the three regional TKNs
  • developing strategies to recruit more TKN members