BRASS Awards

2013 BRASS Awards Recipients

Emerald Research Award
This $2,500 cash award, sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, is for ALA members seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship. 

2013 Recipient:
Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University

BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship
This $3,000 award and citation, sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to business librarianship. 

2013 Recipient:
Michael R. Oppenheim, Rosenfeld Management Library, UCLA

BRASS Business Expert Press Award
This $1,250 award, sponsored by Business Expert Press, is given to a successful librarian who is new to the field of academic business librarianship, in order to support their attendance to the ALA Annual Conference. 

2013 Recipient:
Annette Buckley, University of California at Irvine

BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award
This $1,250 cash award, sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, is given to 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 the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. The applicant should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian. 

2013 Recipient:
Kelly LaVoice, Rutgers University

Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award
This $1,250 award, sponsored by Morningstar, supports the attendance at the ALA Annual Conference of a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance in order to attend.

2013 Recipient:
Salvatore DiVincenzo, Middle Country Public Library (NY)