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From: "Carol Paszamant" <Carol.Paszamant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:10:54 -0400
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Ken,    (01)

I know you're away, but want to check with you when you get a chance to reply -    (02)

I finally got a new person, Laurie Strow, to work with me.  She just started 
about 3 weeks ago, and I'm wondering if she can register for the OCLC webinars 
as well.  I already signed myself up, and thought it wouldn't hurt if she 
learned from the pros instead of from me, if I were ever to get around to 
teaching her at all.  Please let me know if that would be OK, or if it isn't 
possible to allow more than one person per site.  Personally, I've only 
borrowed, never been in a position to lend, so will be curious to hear about 
the lending end of things.    (03)

Once again, thanks for all your efforts on our behalf.  I wish I had one 
quarter of your energy!  Hope things are cooler up in Maine than they are here. 
 Best regards,    (04)

NJDOT Research Library
609-530-5289    (05)

>>> "Winter, Kenneth A." <Ken.Winter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 7/16/2008 9:03 AM >>>
Colleagues-    (06)

Sorry I did not get back to you all sooner.  It has been a tremendously
busy time getting ready for the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC)
meeting in Portland, ME, where I am now.    (07)

We were fortunate several weeks ago to be given an opportunity to
include ETKN promotional materials at a display booth set up by the
pooled fund for library connectivity.  We were asked to provide our
logo, a brochure or fact sheet, and any other materials describing the
ETKN.  At that time, we had none.  I'm pleased to inform you that
through a wonderful team effort we were able to pull together a number
of items for the display .  The downside is that due to such haste, we
were not able to deliberate and discuss many elements of these
promotional materials.  For that I apologize.      (08)

We can discuss these promotional materials and next steps (we can do a
complete revise, make minor tweaks, or keep them as is) on our next
conference call, which is Thursday, July 24th from 10:00-11:30 EST.  I
am attaching an agenda for that meeting and hope you can all join us.    (09)

First, and most importantly, I want to express my deep thanks to Eileen
Gallagher ETKN member from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning
Commission (DVRPC) for helping secure the talents for a graphic artist
to help us design a logo.  As you recall, Eileen lined up a graphic
artist from DVRPC and spoke to her management about getting help on the
project.  A slew of designs were created and we had a voting process and
by a narrow margin members selected the logo you see on the fact sheet
attached to this e-mail.    (010)

I also want to thank Sandy Brady (Louisiana Transportation Research
Center), who has offered to help maintain a web site for the ETKN (due
to delays on my end here, we were not able to get anything up and
running before the AASHTO meeting).  Finally, I want to thank Kathy
Martin (FHWA) who has offered to help us design a brochure.   We don't
want to rush that, so it is on our "to do" list.    (011)

Anyway, thank you Eileen, Sandy and Kathy!    (012)

Finally, I want to give you an update on the status of the TKN resource
sharing arrangement that we've talked about for so many months.       (013)

Firstly, this library-to-library program is a go, and starts August 1.
Secondly, it is funded to the tune of $20,000.  Amanda and I and the
other TKN chairs are working on a few simple documents that are "how-to"
instructions.  Those of you who have ever done ILLs will have no trouble
at all with this, and it will be a simple process to track statistics.    (014)

Some of you, however, have not done ILL before (OCLC or otherwise).
With that in mind, I have asked Kathy Kie from OCLC help us by
conducting a series of 4 webinars on how libraries can benefit from
doing resource sharing, and to help us in training for doing that
sharing through OCLC's system.  I am attaching a word document with
those training dates and descriptions and I strongly urge you to join me
in attending any of these you can.      (015)

Again, I know it is really late notice (especially for the first) but
please block these dates and consider joining us.  We don't often get a
chance for this kind of training!    (016)

The World of Resource Sharing: An Overview / Friday, July 25, 2:00-3:00
EDT      (017)

Best Practices for Borrowing Items from Other Libraries / Tuesday,
August 5, 2:00-3:00 EDT    (018)

Best Practices for Lending Items to Other Libraries / Wednesday,
September 3, 2:00-3:00 EDT     (019)

Follow - up Questions and Answers / Wednesday, October 1, 2:00-3:00 EDT    (020)

If you are interested and can only do one session, "Borrowing Items from
Other Libraries" will be most valuable...    (021)

Again, I apologize for throwing this all at you so late in the game...
If you have any follow up questions at all please get in touch with me
and I'll try and respond ASAP.    (022)

Ken Winter, MLIS 
Director of Library and Information Services
VDOT Research Library
530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 
Ph: (434) 293-1959 FAX: (434) 293-4196 
Email: Ken.Winter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Intranet: http://rclibrary <http://rclibrary/>     (023)

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