Sylvia James receives BRASS Thomson Financial Student Travel Award

Contact: Eileen Hardy
RUSA Marketing Specialist
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2007

Sylvia James receives BRASS Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship

CHICAGO—Sylvia James, principal, Sylvia James Consultancy, United Kingdom, is the recipient of the 2007 Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The award, a citation and $3,000 donated by Thomson Gale, is given to an individual for distinguished activities in the field of business librarianship.

Sylvia James has written prolifically on international business, from the theory and practice of international business information to the researching of global information.
She is a regular contributor to
Business Information Alert and writes a column in the Special Libraries Association Business & Finance Division Journal on career development in the business information field.

“Sylvia James, a management consultant who specializes in global business information, embodies the best of business librarianship,” said Mark E. Andersen, the award committee chair.
“She uses her knowledge and experience to promote the understanding and use of business information through her publications and by her classes and seminars.”

The award will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 25, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.