Texas A&M Transportation Institute Research Librarian Hong Yu was recently elected as Chair-Elect-Elect for the Special Libraries Association’s (SLA’s) Transportation Division.
Yu will serve as Chair-Elect-Elect in 2016, which also includes being Conference Program Chair for their 2017 annual conference. In 2017, the role transitions to Chair-Elect, prior to assuming the duties as Chair in 2018.
“This is an honor, an opportunity, and also a lot of challenges,” said Yu. “I always admire the contributions some of the past division chairs have made. They demonstrated great leadership in moving the division forward. I am very grateful for all the support I have received. I will do my best to serve the division and the entire transportation community.”
SLA is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists. It has 26 divisions. More than 165 librarians from universities, corporations, professional associations, and regional, state, provincial and national government agencies and organizations make up the SLA’s Transportation Division. Since its founding in 1943, the Division has been actively involved with transportation issues and research. Its activities have involved publishing, presenting innovative and timely programs, and lobbying for better access to transportation literature.