BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award

Established in 1992 and sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, this $1,250 monetary prize is given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Criteria

Applicants should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.

In addition to attending the conference, the winner is required to participate in BRASS activities at ALA conference and to write a brief statement about conference experiences for RUSA Update . The winner may not accept a concurrent ALA-sponsored travel award.

*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.

Nominations

Applicants must download and complete the nomination form (PDF format), and follow the submission instructions therein. As explained in the nomination form, letters of reference and a library school transcript must be submitted with the application. Questions should be directed to the committee chair.
The deadline for nominations is January 31.

Recipients

2014 Katharine Macy, University of Washington
2013

Kelly LaVoice, Rutgers University 

2012

Ilana Barnes

2011

Danielle Salomon, Intern, Crocker Business Library, University of Southern California

2010

Nancy Origer Poole, Graduate Student, Library and Information Studies, UNC Greensboro

2009

Frans Jozef Velasco Albarillo (Univ. of Hawai'i, Manoa's LIS program)

2008

Daniel Hickey

2007

Anthony B. Lin

2006

Beth Dunning

2005

Jared Howland

2004

Naaznin Adatia

2003

David W. Guilliams

2002

Christy A. Donaldson

2001

Susan Alice Shultz

2000

Paul Brothers

1999

Christina Mehta Prendiville

1998

Lucrea Vinluan Dayrit

1997

Heidi E. K. Senior

1996

Deborah Lynn Harrington

1995

Tracy Turnbull

1994

Lisa J. McClain

1993

Lora Fitzgerald