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

Felipe Anaya (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Angie An (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Felipe Anaya (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Adele L. Barsh (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Jennifer Byrnes (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Tom Diamond (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
John Gottfried (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Ben W. Hall (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Holly Inglis (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Julia A. Martin (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Lisa O'Connor (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Wendy Girven Pothier (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Lauren Reiter (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Ignacio A. Sanchez (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Genifer Anne Snipes (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Kendra Spahr (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. Janet Tom (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Erin Wachowicz (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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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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Origin

Established in 1988.

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Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org