Thank You, CTR Library Graduate Research Assistants!
This past May the Center for Transportation Research Library bid farewell to our two Graduate Research Assistants, Marcia McIntosh and Grace Atkins. They have helped with a wide range of library tasks including digitizing many older TxDOT research reports for web availability, maintaining the library print and digital collections, conducting literature searches, and providing other reference assistance to CTR, TxDOT, and the public.
Marcia McIntosh, MSIS 2014
Marcia McIntosh has worked as a CTR Library Graduate Research Assistant since September of 2012. She graduates in May with a Master’s in Information Studies from the School of Information. She was excited to get the opportunity to work in a specialized research library after years of working in academic and public libraries. While working at CTR, she enjoyed most getting to do a little bit of everything in the library from helping find research articles for patrons to digitizing CTR report collections. After graduation, she is planning to move to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The library is especially thankful for her tremendous efforts at digitizing several of our collections, including previously unavailable reports from the Council for Advanced Transportation Studies and digitization of several VHS videos from past TxDOT research projects.
Grace Atkins, MSIS Candidate 2015
Grace Atkins worked as a CTR Library Graduate Research Assistant since September 2013. She recently reached the halfway point in the UT School of Information’s master’s program in Information Studies. She wanted an opportunity to work in a research library and considers the experience she has gained at the CTR to be invaluable. At the CTR Library, she engaged in reference, circulation, digitization, and other special projects. Her favorite part of her job included answering reference questions. After graduation, she is planning to enter into reference and instruction services at a college or university library.
Congratulations to both students as they take on new challenges!