BRASS Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award


  • The candidate must be a member of ALA. If not a RUSA/BRASS member, the recipient must join RUSA/BRASS upon being selected to receive the award.

  • The recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian and the potential to be a leader in the profession. This may be demonstrated by involvement in special projects, creation of a business website, outstanding services to the community, publications and related activities. Award will be based on service to the community and on demonstration of need for financial assistance to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

  • Recipient must be willing to participate in BRASS activities at the ALA Conference for which the award has been made and write a short statement following the Conference on his or her experience, to be published in RUSA Update.

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Nomination of Candidates


To nominate a librarian, download and complete a nomination form following the submission instructions therein. Questions  should be directed to the committee chair. Award nominations must be submitted by December 15.

Presentation of the Award

The formal announcement and presentation of the award shall be made at the BRASS Membership Meeting at each ALA Annual Conference.

Form and/or Type of Award

  • Cash award of $1,000 for travel expenses incurred at the ALA Annual Conference.

  • The recipient of the award will be formally invited by the Chair of BRASS to attend BRASS Executive Committee meetings and other BRASS activities.

Patricia E. Kenly (Chair, 2010 - 2011)
Bus Ref Ln & Docs Coor
Georgia Institute of Technology
704 Cherry St. NW, Library Info Center
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900

Work: (404)894-1389
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