brass handbook

BRASS Webmaster

Established in 1998.

The BRASS Webmaster is responsible for the official BRASS web site, which is located on the American Library Association's web server at http://www.ala.org/rusa/brass/.

Term of Office
The webmaster position is an ongoing position that will continue until the incumbent gives notice. The incumbent is expected to give at least one year's notice to provide a transition period for the incoming webmaster. The webmaster should expect to spend several hours every month maintaining or expanding the web site.

One person is appointed to be the BRASS Webmaster. The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect makes the appointment.

Required experience:
Experience with creating and editing HTML documents; familiarity with and access to the Internet and electronic mail; and demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines. The webmaster must be a BRASS member and must attend both the ALA Annual Conference and the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Recommended experience:
Knowledge of HTML tagging, familiarity with and access to HTML editing software and a recent version of PowerPoint, familiarity with and access to a scanner and OCR software, patience and perseverence.

Specific duties
The web site disseminates information and maintains archives on BRASS and its activities. Contents may include announcements of future BRASS activities, committee documents and rosters, a record of past winners of BRASS-sponsored awards, and an archive of publications and handouts from BRASS programs.

The webmaster will work cooperatively with the BRASS Secretary, who is responsible for organizing the BRASS Handbook section of the web site, and the Membership Directory Manager, who is in charge of producing the annual web-based membership directory.

The webmaster serves as an ex-officio member of the BRASS Publications Committee.