Category: News and Updates

“Movers & Shakers”: Metro Transportation Library Receives National Honor For Innovative Services

Movers & Shakers - Library Journal Cover

This week, we received some great news. I have been named a 2013 Library Journal “Mover & Shaker”! Each year, just a handful of individuals are selected from thousands of information professionals to be honored as the nation’s most innovative…

At Last: All Of Los Angeles Transportation History Explained In Interactive Timeline & Interactive Organization Chart

[Above: Metro Library’s new interactive timeline for Los Angeles transit history. “X” out the introduction box and move the chronology slider along the bottom to reposition the timeline. You may click on each transit operator for more information and links…

Information On The Go: Metro Library Figures Prominently In “Go Metro Los Angeles” Free Mobile App

Free Mobile App

Nearly half of Americans now own a smartphone, so it is understandable that a tidal wave of information is coming to them through handheld devices — up from just 35% nine months ago. In response to the growing need for…

Putting TRB In The Palm Of Your Hand: The Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting Online Portal & Research E-Newsletter

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB) has rolled out their Annual Meeting Online Portal. In one search, this portal allows users to quickly find all available papers, visual aids, and recordings by session, presentation, author, subject area,…

Follow Me: Tweeting Transit News Builds Community, Knowledge & New Information Tools

We hit a milestone today:  we acquired our 2,000th follower on the Metro Transportation Library & Archive Twitter account. Earlier today, Thousand Oaks Transit followed us on Twitter, pushing us past the 2,000 mark for the first time. Launched just…

Mapping Los Angeles’ Transportation Legacy: Metro Library & Archive Brings History Alive As A Global Launch Partner For Historypin

This month, we’re proud to announce our role as a Global Launch Partner in Historypin — a new multi-platform technology that strives to share photographs from around the world and the stories behind them — in bringing together people and…

Announcing The Metro Library Twitter Daily, The Easiest Way To Keep Up With The Transportation Conversation — Without Joining Twitter!

Being immersed in a wealth of data, information and knowledge every day keeps you on your toes — and on the verge of being completely overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve created a daily Twitter newspaper to do the work for you.…

Metro Library Becomes Part Of Transportation History In Contribution To The Henry Ford Museum Exhibit

The Henry Ford Museum has announced that a small piece of Metro’s Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library & Archive will be part a new permanent exhibit at their institution. The Henry Ford is a family-oriented educational complex in Dearborn Michigan. This National Historic…