Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS)
BRASS is the Business Reference and Services Section of ALA's Reference & User Services Association (RUSA). Whether you're new to business reference and looking for some guidance or you wish to share your business reference expertise, BRASS is your home within the American Library Association. BRASS members come from all kinds of libraries--public, academic, corporate and everything in-between. Get involved with BRASS to meet and network with these colleagues and for other professional development opportunities!
Hello BRASS members!
BRASS celebrates 25 years as a section at ALA annual in Chicago 2013. All committees have been hard at work to bring you a full program schedule beginning on Friday morning June 28, and continuing through Monday night’s 25th BRASS Anniversary reception and dinner July 1, and the Tuesday morning’s Executive Board meeting. Twitter will be right there with you this year too; follow along at BRASS’ very own hashtag #bizref, And don't forget BRASS Facebook. All members are invited to committee meetings of BRASS where many initiatives that improve business librarianship are happening, and you can read more in BRASS Notes.
Congratulations to our BRASS award winners! Plan to attend the RUSA Awards Ceremony to honor the accomplishments of our colleagues.
- BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence In Business Librarianship: Michael R. Oppenheim
- BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award: Kelly LaVoice
- BRASS Business Expert Press Award: Annette Buckley
- Emerald Research Award: Jennifer Boettcher
- Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award: Salvatore DiVincenzo
Congratulations also to our newly elected BRASS officers: Todd Hines, incoming Chair-elect and Elizabeth Malafi, incoming Member at Large.
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Already an ALA member? Then please consider becoming a member of RUSA. With a RUSA membership, you can join BRASS and as many other RUSA sections as you want at no extra charge. Adding BRASS is easy.
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