BRASS: Business Reference Services Discussion Group


To provide a forum for informal dialogue and idea exchange among those involved or interested in reference service to business clientele in an academic, public, or special library; to encourage informal contacts among business librarians; and to foster a group identity within ALA.


Ashley S. Dees (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Halley Todd (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 03/23/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


There shall be at least five (5) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS to the Steering Committee.

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


The Business Reference Services Discussion Group (BRSDG) was formally established in 1986. The Discussion Group was the original forum for discussion among business librarians and others having an interest in business reference prior to the formation of BRASS.

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