BRASS Committees

Listed alphabetically:

Business Reference in Academic Libraries
Study, promote, and support the role of business reference in academic libraries.

Business Reference in Public Libraries
Study, promote, and support the role of business reference in public libraries.

Business Reference Services Discussion Group
Sponsor discussions at the Midwinter and Annual Meetings.

Business Reference Sources
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
Plan and produce the Section's annual conference program.

Study and review the educational needs of business reference librarians and other librarians involved in providing business reference services; explore and encourage the development of curriculum and continuing education programs.

Emerald Research Award
Administer an annual award, donated by Emerald Group Publishing, limited to an ALA member seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship.

Executive Committee
Provide leadership, coordination and direction for BRASS, and to act for and by the authority of BRASS during the period between meetings.

Gale Cengage Learning Excellence in Business Librarianship Award
Administer an annual award, donated by Gale Cengage Learning, recognizing an individual who has distinguished him or her self in the field of business librarianship.

Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award
Administer an annual award, donated by Gale Cengage Learning, that enables a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to attend the ALA Conference.

Serve as the public relations arm of BRASS, with the aim of promoting increased membership and retaining existing members in the section.

Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award
Administer an annual award, donated by Morningstar, 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.

Arrange for nomination of candidates for offices of the Section and for other members of the BRASS Executive Committee.

Publications and Communications
Provide advice and recommendations regarding BRASS publications to the BRASS Executive Committee; coordinate BRASS publication efforts and work with the RUSA Publications and Communications Committee through the BRASS Section Representative.

RUSA BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award
Administer an annual award, supported by RUSA, that enables an individual new to the field of academic business librarianship in to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

Section Review
An ad-hoc committee, not currently active. 

Vendor Relations
Encourage and develop relationships between BRASS and the private sector for the support of BRASS activities, education and services.