BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award

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This award presents a citation and $1,250 to an individual new to the field of academic business librarianship in order to support attendance to the ALA Annual Conference. This award is made possible by the generous support of Global Financial Data.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented.

 

Criteria

The selection of a recipient is accomplished through a review of written nominations by the BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award Committee. Nomination letters should address the following criteria:

  • Nominee’s interest in business librarianship as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) past coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications
  • An explanation of how the ALA experience will enhance individual career development and the advancement of the profession of business librarianship
  • A demonstrated financial need
  • The candidate should be an academic librarian with five or fewer years of experience in business librarianship or be a new (less than five years) member to BRASS
  • The candidate does not need to be a member of ALA, RUSA, or BRASS but preference will be given to those that are members 
     

Nominations

To nominate a deserving candidate, complete the BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award nomination form by February 15th, 2020. 

Questions about the award and submission process may be directed to the committee chair.

 

Submission Guidelines

Submit the following materials with the nomination form:

  1. A letter of nomination addressing the criteria
  2. The nominee’s current CV
  3. Self-nominations are encouraged to include an additional letter of recommendation

 

Award Recipients

2020: Catherine Fournier Boulianne, University of Toronto Mississauga

2019: Abigail Morgan, Social Sciences & Business Librarian, Miami University

2018: Alice Kalinowski, Liaison Librarian, the University of Pittsburgh

2017: Bradley J. Kuykendall, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Lincoln University, Missouri

2016: Ruth D. Terry, business and government information librarian, assistant professor, University of Alaska-Anchorage

2015: Grace Liu, University of Maine

2014: Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, James Madison University

2013: Annette Buckley, University of California at Irvine

2012: Joel Glogowski