Business Reference Services Discussion Group

The Business Reference Services Discussion Group (BRSDG) was formally established in 1986. The Discussion Group was the original forum for discussion among business librarians and others having an interest in business reference prior to the formation of BRASS. The Discussion Group continues today as a meeting ground for academic, public, and special librarians interested in business. BRSDG sponsors discussions at the Midwinter and Annual Meetings.

Chair: Peter McKay

Steering committee roster

Steering committee description

List of recent topics

  • International Business Information: Tips, Tools, and Techniques (New Orleans, June 2006)
  • Business Library & Business Reference Web Pages (San Antonio, January 2006)
  • Building Business Collections in Public & Academic Libraries (Chicago, June 2005)
  • What Do Business Patrons Want? Learning from our Users (Philadelphia, Jan. 2005)
  • Data duplication (Orlando, June 2004)
  • The Role of Brand Identity in Business Librarianship (Toronto, June 2003)
  • Cost-Effective Collection Development for Business (Philadelphia, Jan. 2003)
  • Two Heads are Better than One: Working Together to Provide Business & Science Sources for Inventors (Atlanta, June 2002)
  • Unearthing the Invisible Web: Business Sources Search Engines Don't Find (New Orleans, Jan. 2002)
  • Recruiting Business Information Professionals for the Future (San Francisco, June 2001)
  • Managing Corporate Annual Reports: Now and for the Future (Washington, Jan. 2001)
  • Changing Work Environment of the Business Librarian (Chicago, Jul. 2000)
  • The Future and Goals of BRASS (San Antonio, Jan. 2000)
  • Operating a Web Site (New Orleans, Jun. 1999)
  • Partnerships: Business Community, Public, and Academic Libraries (Philadelphia, Jan. 1999)
  • Distance Education and Remote Business (Washington, Jun. 1998)
  • Web of Fortune: A fistful of Financial Options: Web Sources vs. CD-ROM Products (New Orleans, Jan. 1998)
  • Bring your Business Beefs to BRASS (San Francisco, Jun. 1997)
  • NAICS (Washington, Feb 1997)