Deborah Lynn Harrington
1996 Award Recipient
Comments, as reported in the July/September 1996 RUSA Update
I am honored to be the recipient of this year's BRASS/Disclosure Student Travel Award. This award provided me with invaluable opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise.
I enjoyed my first ALA Annual Conference and was delighted that it was held in New York City. I attended a variety of meetings on the BRASS schedule which were specifically tailored to my interest in business reference librarianship.
I was introduced at BRASS meetings and found members of BRASS to be extremely helpful and encouraging. I enjoyed meeting librarians who share professional interests and was finally able to put faces to the names that I have seen in professional literature and on the Business Library Listserv.
I am grateful to Mary Tygett (award committee, chair) for her assistance and support at ALA. I am especially grateful to the Award Committee and to Disclosure Inc. for sponsoring the award. I look forward to my involvement with BRASS in the years ahead.
- Deborah Harrington, Award Recipient