Spotlight: Library Holds Second 'Users Group' Meeting
The Library Users Group now has an online "members only" area where minutes, agendas and presentations will be stored.
The VDOT Research Library held its second Library Users Group (LUG) meeting at VTRC in Charlottesville, Virginia, on September 15, 2022. The meeting was well attended, with all 3 officers in attendance, as well as 6 of 9 members, and participation by Dr. Michael Fitch, recently named Research Director at VTRC. In addition, the library welcomed guest Iris Vaughn, Operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer from FHWA's Virginia Field Office. Unable to attend were guests and members from VDOT's Communications, Training and Environmental divisions.
On the heels of last February's inaugural meeting, which was virtual, the committee extended its momentum with high levels of participation and engagement from participants who were "at the table" to explore library initiatives. The group had a productive discussion of topics of relevance and impact for VDOT. In fact, a surprising nine "Action Items" emerged for LUG members to follow up on. About half of those action items were advanced by library staff right away. Provided that COVID-related travel restrictions are not in place, the next meeting is planned for April 2023 at VTRC.