BRASS Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

This annual award sponsored by Morningstar, offers a cash award of $1,250 in travel funds for a public librarian, who has performed outstanding business reference service, and who requires financial assistance, to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

(Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at lwood@ala.org.)

Criteria

  • The candidate must be a member of ALA. If not a RUSA/BRASS member, the recipient must join RUSA/BRASS upon being selected to receive the award.
  • The recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in providing business reference services. This may be demonstrated by involvement in special projects, creation of a business website, business-related programming, publications, and related activities.
     
  •  The award will be given to a recipient whose conference attendance is not fully funded by their institution.
  • Recipient must be willing to participate in BRASS activities at the ALA Conference for which the award has been made and to write a short statement regarding his or her experience at the conference for publication (e.g. RUSA Update) following the event. 

Nominations

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

The deadline for nominations is December 15.

Presentation of the Award

The formal announcement and presentation of the award shall be made at the BRASS Membership Meeting at each ALA Annual Conference.

Form of Award

  • Cash award of $1,250 for travel expenses incurred at the ALA Annual Conference.

  • The recipient of the award will be formally invited by the Chair of BRASS to attend BRASS Executive Committee meetings and other BRASS activities.

Recipients

2013

Salvatore DiVincenzo, Middle Country Public Library (N.Y.),

2012

Anne MacDonald

2011

Suzanne J. Kaller

2010

Ed Rossman, Adult Services Librarian, Shaker Heights (Ohio) Public Library

2009

Not presented

2008

Elizabeth Malafi

2007

Rachelle Miller

2006

Not presented

2005

Terry Zarsky

2004

Kay Cormier

2003

Bryce Thornton

2002

Sandra G. Rizzo

2001

Lisa Holbrook

2000

Karen Van Drie