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Library Users Group: Library User Group

The VDOT Research Library Users Group (LUG)

Library Users Group Purpose:

The Library Users Group meets twice a year to explore ideas related to the delivery of library and information services that will enhance productivity and professional development at VDOT. The group's purpose is to help improve library efficacy by: 

  • Helping identify unmet information needs (within the scope of current collections and services) and helping identify underserved VDOT employee groups. 
  • Serving as a sounding board for new ideas and emerging trends in library and information needs at VDOT and nationally.
  • Helping Library staff align collections and services with the highest needs and priorities of VDOT personnel.
  • Providing input on potential expansions of or changes to library collections or services.  
  • Facilitating coordination of library activities with key information management activities occurring in other parts of VDOT. 
  • Serving as Alpha or “Usability” testers to help improve new or existing library resources and services.


Name Affiliation Role
Byron Marshall, PMP, PSP Security & Emergency Management, Central Office Committee Chairperson
Ken Winter, MLIS Associate Director, VDOT Research Library Executive Secretary
Gil Kenner, MSLIS Head of Technical Services, VDOT Research Library Executive Secretary
Wade B. France Learning Technology/Human Resources (Salem District) Member
Andrew M. Zickler, PE Complex Bridge and ABC Support Manager (Central Office) Member
Bernie Kassner, PhD, PE Research Scientist (VTRC) Member
Lance Dougald Senior Research Scientist (VTRC) Member
Steve Sharp, PhD, PE Associate Principal Research Scientist (VTRC) Member
David L. Wilson Environmental Division (Central Office) Member
Ramesh Neupane, PhD, PE, PMP Materials Division (Elko) Member
Tiffany Terry Safety Program Coordinator (Central Office) Member
Matt Lott, MPA Assistant Director for Emergency Management (Cental Office) Member
Kendal Walus, PE Engineer Senior Project Manager (VTRC) Member
Tara Richardson Employee Experience Program Manager (Central Office) Member

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