BRASS Awards


Research Award

2016 Recipient:  Lisa O'Connor

$5,000 award, sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, for ALA members seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship.

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Excellence in Business Librarianship Award

2016 Recipient: Jared Hoppenfeld

$4,000 award, for an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of business librarianship.

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Global Financial Data Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award

2016 Recipient: Ruth Terry

$1,250 award, sponsored by Global Financial Data, for a successful librarian who is new to the field of academic business librarianship, in order to support their attendance to the ALA Annual Conference.

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Public Librarian Support Award

2016 Recipient: Susan Wolf Neilson

$1,250 award, sponsored by Morningstar, for a public librarian, who has performed outstanding business reference service, and who requires financial assistance to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

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Student Travel Award

2017 Recipient: Ian Richardson

For a student who is enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program, to attend the ALA Annual Conference and to receive a one-year membership in BRASS. The applicant should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian.

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Best of the Best Business Web Resources Award

Recognition for websites highly relevant to information professionals involved in providing business reference services. Criteria include the quality of content, ease of use, and technical execution.

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