Whether you are a solo librarian or work with a staff; when it comes to transportation librarianship, working in this unique field can offer some challenges. Seeing a need for librarians to share their knowledge with those who are new to transportation librarianship, the NTKN Coordinating Committee is happy to announce the creation of a mentoring program for new transportation librarians.
This program applies to new librarians and those who are just new to transportation librarianship. We are looking for some experienced transportation librarians to volunteer as mentors and hoping that some of our newer colleagues will be interested in benefiting from their experience. Mentoring is a flexible process, whereby we match individuals by needs and skillsets. Any skill or ability you either have or wish to develop further can be matched appropriately. You can devote as much or as little time as you are able to for this process. We hope that it will be a good way for people to get up to speed and get acquainted with our field.
See the "Mentoring Program" tab for more information on how to get involved.
The National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN) is a voluntary alliance of transportation organizations, which supports a network of transportation information professionals, who collaborate to expand, improve access to, and preserve the domain of transportation knowledge. The purpose of NTKN is to coordinate with transportation research centers, transportation libraries, information providers, and technical assistance centers to develop a comprehensive transportation information and knowledge network that supports the activities of its members. NTKN members share the commonality of accessible quality information and resources housed in transportation research center websites, library collections, archives, institutional knowledge bases and systems, data centers, etc., which would be of benefit to the transportation community. Member groups commit to specific activities in support of the association and its work and are expected to participate in decision making, policy development, and governance where possible.
NTKN leads, supports, and guides the nation’s transportation information professionals in their efforts to organize, share, and preserve transportation information, data, and knowledge for their stakeholders in the transportation community.
In 2022 NTKN launched a mentoring program for new transportation librarians, which included a list of sources, organizations and libraries of interest in our field: New Transportation Librarian Mentoring Program (NTKN)