BRASS Committees

View all current BRASS committee rosters

Business Reference in Academic Libraries
Purpose: To study, promote, and support the role of business reference in academic libraries.

Business Reference in Public Libraries
Purpose: To study, promote, and support the role of business reference in public libraries.

Business Reference Services Discussion Group
Purpose: To sponsor discussions at the Midwinter and Annual Meetings.

Business Reference Sources
Purpose: To study and identify the need for and improvement in business reference sources both print and electronic and to promote communication between business reference librarians and the providers of business information.

Conference Program Planning
Purpose: To plan and produce the Section's annual conference program.

Purpose: To study and review the educational needs of business reference librarians and other librarians involved in providing business reference services; to explore and encourage the development of curriculum and continuing education programs in the area; to sponsor educational activities in the area; and to promote communication between the profession and library educators.

Emerald Research Award
Purpose: This is one of two $5,000 cash awards, donated by Emerald Group Publishing, Limited to an ALA member seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship.

Executive Committee
Purpose: To provide leadership, coordination and direction for the Section and to act for and by the authority of the Section during the period between meetings of the Section.

Gale Cengage Learning Excellence in Business Librarianship Award
Purpose: To administer an annual award recognizing an individual who has distinguished him or her self in the field of business librarianship.

Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award
Purpose: To administer an annual travel award that will enable a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to attend the ALA Conference.

Purpose: To serve as the public relations arm of BRASS, with the aim of promoting increased membership and retaining existing members in the section; to mentor with existing ALA divisions, sections, and roundtables for education of the activities of BRASS; and to advise the BRASS Executive Committee on increasing the visability of BRASS' work to current and potential members.

Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award
Purpose: To administer an annual travel award that will support the attendance at the ALA Annual conference of public librarians who are members of BRASS/RUSA, and to recruit public librarians as active members of BRASS.

Purpose: To arrange for nomination of candidates for offices of the Section and for other members of the BRASS Executive Committee.

Publications and Communications
Purpose: To provide advice and recommendations regarding BRASS publications to the BRASS Executive Committee. To provide coordination of BRASS publication efforts and work with the RUSA Publications and Communications Committee through the BRASS Section Representative.

Vendor Relations
Purpose: To encourage and develop relationships between BRASS and the private sector for the support of BRASS activities, education and services; to develop, with vendors and others, projects or a means of recognition that promote business librarianship.