BRASS: Outstanding Business Reference Sources

Charge

To study and identify the need for and improvement in business reference sources both print and electronic and to promote communication between business reference librarians and the providers of business information.

To showcase and to create a dialog with publishers and information providers about their information products and resources by means of an annual Publishers’ Open Forum.

To identify outstanding business reference sources for recommendation in an annual column in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ).

Roster

Ms. Natasha Arguello (Connect Admin, December 21, 2018, to December 21, 2020)
Annette Buckley (Connect Admin, December 21, 2018, to December 21, 2019)
Felipe Anaya (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Angie An (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Felipe Anaya (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Adele L. Barsh (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Jennifer Byrnes (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Tom Diamond (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
John Gottfried (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ben W. Hall (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Holly Inglis (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Julia A. Martin (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Wendy Girven Pothier (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Lauren Reiter (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Ignacio A. Sanchez (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Genifer Anne Snipes (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Kendra Spahr (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Janet Tom (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Natasha Arguello (Ex-Officio Member, October 3, 2018, to October 3, 2020)
Bill Ladewski (RUSA Executive Director, October 8, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Ninah Moore (Staff Liaison, October 5, 2018, to October 4, 2050)
Shuntai Sykes (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Melissa Vanyek (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Annette Buckley (Web Master, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

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Composition

There shall be at least seven (7) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS.

Terms of Office
Members of the Committee will serve two years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a consecutive two-year term. Terms will be staggered so that continuity will be maintained.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

There shall be at least seven (7) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS.

Terms of Office
Members of the Committee will serve two years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a consecutive two-year term. Terms will be staggered so that continuity will be maintained.

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https://connect.ala.org/rusa/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=ba70d826-6168-406e-809a-534316b5b13e

Origin

Established in 1988.

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Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org