Arlene Mathison, Director of Digital Information and Library Services at CTS, provides leadership for the Center in the delivery of projects and processes that facilitate the flow of information between CTS and researchers, professionals, students, legislative staff and others interested in transportation-related issues. This includes the delivery of communication and information products, the implementation of information management tools and technologies, the coordination of library resources, and publication distribution and promotion. Arlene has led the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for CTS websites. She has also been the project manager for the development of several program websites, including the Roadway Safety Institute, Accessibility Observatory, CoordinateMNTransit.org, and the Journal for Transport and Land Use. She also oversees CTS’ other electronic communications, social networking channels, and blogs.
Prior to joining the University in 2002, Arlene held library and knowledge management positions with Goldman Sachs, Arthur Andersen, and the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target). She holds a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College and a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota.
Arlene is active in the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association, the Minnesota Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, the Transportation Research Board Library and Information Science for Transportation (LIST) Committee, and the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network.