BRASS: Business Reference in Public Libraries

Charge

To study, promote, and support the role of business reference in public libraries.

Roster

Ms. Ashley Johnson (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Amilcar Perez (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Patricia L. Smolin (Co-Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Steven Bailey (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Ray O'Keefe Cruitt (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Kassandra Dorothy Ettefagh (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Chris R. Flood (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Ashley Johnson (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Jeffrey H. Kempe (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Andrea Levandowski (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Stephanie Pitts-Noggle (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Patricia L. Smolin (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Natasha Arguello (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
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 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.

Specific Duties

  • To study and foster the role of business reference in public libraries.
  • To address issues facing business reference in this environment.
  • To liaison with the Public Library Association, Career and Business Services Committee.

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 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.

Specific Duties

  • To study and foster the role of business reference in public libraries.
  • To address issues facing business reference in this environment.
  • To liaison with the Public Library Association, Career and Business Services Committee.

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Origin

Established in 1988.

Get Involved

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Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org