BRASS: Business Reference in Public Libraries

Charge

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

Roster

Patricia Ann Hull (Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Ashley Johnson (Co-Chair, February 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Ashley Johnson (Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Mr. Steven Bailey (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Mattie Cook (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Shannon Distel (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Kassandra Dorothy Ettefagh (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Kassandra Dorothy Ettefagh (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Chris R. Flood (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Chris R. Flood (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
ANDREA FLORES (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Patricia Ann Hull (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Melissa Jeter (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Ashley Johnson (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Jeffrey H. Kempe (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Andrea Levandowski (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Stephanie Pitts-Noggle (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Mr. Michael Schor (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Patricia L. Smolin (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Patricia L. Smolin (Member, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Teresa Williams (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mrs. Terry Zarsky (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
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)

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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.

Find us in Connect

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https://connect.ala.org/rusa/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=290ddbc4-ca01-4f7a-a98f-7cb690ec879e

Origin

Established in 1988.

Get Involved

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Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org