2010 Annual RUSA BRASS Program








EXEC Planning 8:00-9:00
New Chair Orientation 9:00-10:00
Washington HILton-Columbia 10


BRASS Program:
Clean, Green and Not So Mean: Can Business Help Save the World?
Washington Convention Center -151B

Executive Committee (BRASS)
Washington Convention Center-149 A/B


Washington HILton-Columbia 9

Bus Ref Sources
CAPital HILton-Massachusetts

Business Reference Services Discussion Group: Out with the Old, In With the New: Our Changing Collections and Services
Washington HILton-Georgetown East

BRASS Program:
Clean, Green and Not So Mean: Can Business Help Save the World?
Washington Convention Center -151B



Bus Ref in Public
CAPital HILton-California

1:30-3:30pm - Business Reference in Academic Libraries Forum: The New Breed of Entrepreneur: Meeting Their Research Needs
CAPital Hilton-Congressional

Bus Ref in Academic
NOTE: ALA schedule will read HIL-Columbia 9 for this meeting, but BusRef in Academic Libraries committee will meet in the CAPital HILton, immediately following the Forum)

Business Reference Sources Committee Publishers' Forum
Washington HILton-International BR West




Washington HILton-Columbia 7

Conference Program Planning – New Orleans 2011 Committee
Washington HILton-Columbia 10

Conference Program Planning - Washington DC 2010 Committee
Washington HILton-Columbia 6

BEACon Hotel-Presidential Library

Conference Program Planning – New Orleans 2011 Committee II
CAPital Hilton-Pan American

RUSA Awards Ceremony
Washington Convention Center 207 A/B


After 6:00



BRASS Dinner

Old Ebbitt Grill (675 15th Street NW)



No/low conflict times: Annual: Saturday 5:30-7:30 Opening General Session, Monday 1:30-3:30 RUSA President’s Program and 4-6 RUSA Awards Reception; Midwinter: Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm and Monday, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • BRASS is testing out a “virtual Midwinter” concept for the January 2010 Boston Midwinter Meeting.  Most BRASS members are not required to attend and no official BRASS Committee meetings will be held.  An informal “All Committee” meeting for any BRASS members who happen to be in the area will be offered (see schedule above).
  • BRASS New Members’ Reception is generally held on Friday night of Annual (all BRASS members are welcome).
  • RUSA Members’ Social is generally held on Friday night of Midwinter (all RUSA members are welcome).
  • The following Committees conduct their business virtually; they do not meet on-site at conference: all Awards, Nominating, and Vendor Relations Committee.
  • The first meeting of a program committee [its first Midwinter Saturday meeting] will be TWO hours, because at the very beginning, that much time is needed for brainstorming and structuring. A Program Committee may cancel its Sunday meeting - whether at Midwinter or Annual - if it completes its work for that conference at its Saturday meeting.
  • BRASS Program: Sponsored-breakfast starts at 8:00, 8:45 business meeting, BRASS program begins at 9:00.
  • The Academic and the Public Libraries Committees may choose to do a forum but are not required to present one. If they do, Academic Forums will be in even years (2002, 2004, etc.); Public Forums in odd years (2003, 2005, etc.). The Business meeting at Annual begins after the forum. Request that forum and both business meetings be scheduled in the same hotel.

BRASS Master Schedule revised by BRASS Executive Committee on 1/11/2010.