BRASS Archives


The Archives is a limited index of prior BRASS activity that people are welcome to refer to for inspiration.

2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010
2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000
1999  |  1998  


Notes on the BRASS Archives: 

  • Includes information on BRASS activities from each year (e.g. ALA Conferences, Discussions, etc.), in whatever form the activity takes, as content is available. 
     
  • Excludes official documentation for active BRASS leadership (e.g. the Handbook and Bylaws), as well as BRASS Publications (their respective pages already have archives).
     
  • Gradually, the Archives will link to the supporting documentation (i.e. handouts, presentation slides, A/V files, etc.) from discrete BRASS activities. 
    --  Supporting documentation will reside in ALA Connect, where each BRASS Committee or Group is responsible for their own content. 
    --  Committees or Groups who want to put references to their supporting documentation in the BRASS Archives can email the webmaster. 

 

2016

  • The 2016 draft of the Business Research Competencies.  This was created by a task force that was started in late 2012, and was comprised of several business librarians:  Charles Allan (Chair), Annette Buckley, Ann Fiegen, Shana Gass, Ed Hahn, Rahn​​​​​​ Huber, Hal Kirkwood, Linda Lowry, Stanley Lyle, and Carissa Marie Phillips. 
     
  • Virtual Forum, Part Two (recording).  Sponsored by the BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee.  Features: 

“Business Students with Disabilities: Adapting Instruction and Research Consultations Appropriately,” Lisa Martin, University of Houston.

“One Shot Instruction: Innovation Enabler,” Christina Sheley and Jessica Huffman, Indiana University-Bloomington.

October 21, 2016
 

“Fixing with Flipping: The Evolution of Instruction and Its Impact on Faculty/Librarian Relationships,” Nora Wood and Matt Torrence, University of South Florida.

“How to fit 'academic vs business writing,' information literacy, and scholarly research, into a cohesive nutshell presentation,” Annette Buckley, University of California, Irvine.

“Harry Potter and the academic business library,” Irena Trebic, University of British Columbia.

August 12, 2016
 

Orlando, FL, June 23-28

Highlights from the BEST of BRASS Storify page.

 


2015

ALA Annual Conference, BRASS Master Schedule of Events (PDF)

San Francisco, CA, June 26-29

 


2014

ALA Annual Conference, BRASS Master Schedule of Events (PDF)

Las Vegas, NV, June 27-30

 


2013

ALA Annual Conference, BRASS Master Schedule of Events (PDF)

Chicago, IL, June 27- July 2

 

 Investment Success!  Building & Managing Your Retirement Portfolio (PPT)

Charles Rotblut, CFA

 Investing Well at Every Life Stage (PPT)

Jeremy Glaser
 
 

2012

ALA Annual Conference, (Anaheim, CA, June 2012)

Business Reference in Academic Libraries Forum (June 23)

Using Social Media to Promote Business Librarians and Resources (PPT)

Chad Boeninger

Using Social Media to Promote Business Librarians and Resources (PPT)

April Kessler 

Using Social Media to Promote Business Librarians and Resources (PDF)

John Gottfried

 

Publishers' Forum: Business Reference Sources Committee (June 25)

How Private Is Private: Is It Really Possible to Find Information on Private Companies? (PPT)

PrivCo: Dan Gingert
Streaming Video

How Private Is Private: Is It Really Possible to Find Information on Private Companies? (PPT)

ReferenceUSA (Infogroup): Kris Kluver
Streaming Video

How Private Is Private: Is It Really Possible to Find Information on Private Companies? (PPT)

Bureau Van Dijk : Jon Carlos
Streaming Video

Question & Answer Video

 

BRASS Program (June 25)

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources (PPT)
American Factfinder: Jerry Wong

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources Video (MOV)
American Factfinder: Jerry Wong

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources (PPT)
Esri: Angela Lee

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources Handout 1 (PDF)
Bobray Bordelon: Selected Sources of Data for Marketing Decision Making

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources Handout 2 (PDF)
Bobray Bordelon: Selected Sources of Data for Marketing Decision Making 

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources Handout 3 (PDF)
Bobray Bordelon: Selected Sources of Data for Marketing Decision Making

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources Video (MOV)
Bobray Bordelon: Selected Sources of Data for Marketing Decision Making

Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources (website) Rand State Statistics
Joe Nation

 

AACSB Resource Guide
This guide aims to provide relevant information to assist academic libraries prepare the library services portion of the AACSB self-evaluation report.
Originally posted 5/11/2001.  Updated 8/12/2012.

 


2011

BRASS Programs at 2011 ALA Annual Conference

2011 BRASS Publisher's Forum

  • Business Decision
  • Question & Answer Session
  • BizMiner
  • SimplyMap
  • InfoUSA

Success by the Numbers: Statistics for Business Development
BRASS Program, ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
 

[Untitled]
G. Tomas M. Hult, Director, Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research
 

Finding Federal Business Statistics and the 2002 Economic Census
Paul Zeisset, U.S. Bureau of the Census
 

Finding Florida Statistical Resources and Data
Susan Floyd, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida
 

Quick Lubes, Java Joints, and Pet Parlors: The Keys to Writing an Effective Business Plan
BRASS Program, ALA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
 

Introduction to Business Plans for SMEs
Maggie Weaver, Shaftesbury Associates, Canadian Association of Special Libraries
 

Finding Marketing Data for Business Plans
Pat Tripp, Business Librarian, London Public Library, Toronto
 

Financial Data
Bobray Bordelon, Pliny Fisk Librarian of Economics and Finance, Princeton University Library
PowerPoint presentation in sidebar
 

[Untitled]
Brent Court, Canadian Trade Commissioner, Team Canada Inc., International Trade Centre, Industry Canada
 

 


2010

 

 

 


2009

Part 1: Dollars, Pounds, & Yen: Libraries in a time of Globalization & Part 2: Not-so-Silent Partners: Libraries and Local Economic Development
BRASS Annual Program, ALA Annual Conference, July 13, 2009
Alec Young, Standard and Poor's (ppt)
John Ericson and Tom Holmberg, Schaumburg Township Library (ppt)
William Strauss, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank (ppt)
Terese Terry, Lippincott Library (ppt)

Resources and Strategies for Job Hunting and Career Change
BRASS Forum, ALA Annual Conference, July 11, 2009 
See Presentations

 

Buenos Negocios! Hispanic Market Information Sources
BRASS Publishers' Forum, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 14, 2008

Census Presentation (.ppt)
Simmons Presentation (.ppt)
SimplyMap Presentation (.ppt)
BRASS Forum Notes (.doc)
BRASS Forum Bibliography (.doc)

 

Business Reference & Resources – Open Discussion
Business Reference Services Discussion Group, ALA Annual Conference, July 12, 2009

  • Notes from the discussion

 


2008

Bull's Eye! Targeting the Right Consumer with Market Research
BRASS Publishers' Forum, ALA Conference, June 30, 2008

 

Buenos Negocios! Hispanic Market Information Sources
BRASS Publishers' Forum, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 14, 2008

 


2007

Doing Business Abroad: Regulations, Markets, And Culture
BRASS Annual Program, ALA Annual Conference, June 25, 2007

  • Doing Business Abroad: Regulations, Markets, And Culture

Business Reference
Business Reference Services Discussion Group, ALA Annual Conference, June 24, 2007

  • Notes from the discussion

Subject Categories

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Careers and Employment
  • Economic Data and Statistics
  • Financial Markets and Investments
  • International Business
  • Miscellaneous
  • Public Finance
  • Small Business
  • User Education
     

Prior Committee in BRASS

  • Outstanding Service to Minority Business Communities Award 8/27/07

 


2006

Follow the Money - From Surpluses to School Buses: Understanding Public Finance
BRASS Program, ALA Annual Conference, June 26, 2006

  • Strauss presentation
  • Stierholz presentation
  • Janousek presentation
  • Bibliography: pt. 1, Local and State Sources
  • Bibliography: pt. 2, Federal and International Sources, Indexes and Periodicals
  • Bibliography: Appendix A, Public Finance Vocabulary
  • Bibliography: Appendix B, Typology of Finance-Related Publications
     

Business Library & Business Reference Web Pages
Business Reference Services Discussion Group, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 21, 2006

  • Notes from the discussion

 


2005

Building Business Collections in Public & Academic Libraries
Business Reference Services Discussion Group, ALA Annual Conference, June 26, 2005

Schmooze or Lose: Building Business Relationships
Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee, ALA Annual Conference, June 25, 2005

What Do Business Patrons Want? Learning from our Users
Business Reference Services Discussion Group, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 16, 2005

 


2004

Success by the Numbers: Statistics for Business Development
BRASS Program at the ALA Annual Conference, June 28, 2004

Publishers Open Forum
ALA Midwinter Conference, January 12, 2004

 


2003

Publishers Open Forum
ALA Midwinter Conference, January 27, 2003

 


2002

BRAND AID: Creating a Presence in Your Community
BRASS Program, ALA Annual Conference, June 17, 2002

Unearthing the Invisible Web: Business Resources Search Engines Don't Find
Business Reference Services Discussion Group, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 20, 2002

 


2001

Marketing.gov: Tools for Success
Joint BRASS and GODORT Program, ALA Annual Conference, June 18, 2001

 

AACSB Resource Guide
This guide aims to provide relevant information to assist academic libraries prepare the library services portion of the AACSB self-evaluation report.
Originally posted 5/11/2001.  Updated 8/12/2012.

 

Brainstorming Ideas for Faculty Liaison
Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 13, 2001

 

Publishers Open Forum
ALA Midwinter Conference, January 15, 2001

 


2000

Geographic Information Systems and Business
Presentation, Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee, ALA Annual Conference, July 8, 2000

 


1999

Publishers Open Forum
ALA Midwinter Conference, February 1, 1999

 


1998

Finding Lost U.S. Government Data: Collection Development Strategies for the Business Librarian
BRASS Program, ALA Annual Conference, June 29, 1998

Archiving of Electronic Business Reference Sources
Publishers Open Forum, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 12, 1998