BRASS: Business Reference in Public Libraries


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


Mr. Ray O'Keefe Cruitt (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Ray O'Keefe Cruitt (Co-Chair, June 30, 2017, to July 1, 2018)
Amilcar Perez (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Andrea Levandowski (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

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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.


Established in 1988.

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