BRASS Award for Outstanding Service to Minority Business Communities (Historic)

The sponsored Award for Outstanding Service to Minority Business Communities is an annual award of $2,000 that recognizes one librarian who, or library that has created an innovative service for a minority business community, or has been recognized by that community as an outstanding service provider. "Minority business" is defined as Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, or People from the Indian Subcontinent, as classified by the U. S. Government for minority-owned businesses. The award is based on the library or librarian's impact on the community.

Applicants must be business librarians or a library that has created an innovative service for a minority business community, or be recognized by that community as an outstanding service provider. “Minority business” is defined as Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, or People from the Indian Subcontinent, as classified by the U.S. Government for minority owned businesses. Recipients are required to attend the award ceremony at ALA Annual Conference to receive the award. Up to half of the award may be used to finance travel for this purpose.

Nominations

To nominate a librarian, download and complete the nomination form, and follow the submission instructions therein. Questions should be directed to the committee chair.

This award is no longer being offered.

Recipients

2009

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Broward County Library System

2008

Ka-Neng Au

2007

Liz Kudwa

2006

Orange County Public Library (Calif.)

2005

No award given

2004

Nettie Seaberry

2003

New York Public Library’s St. George Library Center

2002

Queens Borough Public Library

2001

June Evans

2000

Anne McCarthy Kennedy and the Newburgh (NY) Free Library's Business Resource and Information Exchange (BRIX)