BRASS: Business Information Sources

Charge

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

To showcase and to create a dialog with publishers and information providers about their information products and resources by means of an annual Publishers’ Open Forum.

To identify outstanding business information sources for recommendation in an annual column in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ).

Roster

Wayne Finley (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Regina M. Beard (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Amanda Belantara (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Stephen A. Fadel (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Wayne Finley (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kelly S. Janousek (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Mrs. Zoeanna Aileen Mayhook (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Peter Z. McKay (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Judy A. Opdahl (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Barbara S. Petersohn (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Wendy G. Pothier (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Linda Schuller (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Senta Sellers (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Thomas Daniel Sullivan (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Roberta L. Tipton (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2023)
Bill Ladewski (RUSA Executive Director, October 8, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Ninah Moore (Staff Liaison, October 5, 2018, to October 4, 2050)
Shuntai Sykes (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Melissa Vanyek (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099)

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Composition

There shall be at least seven (7) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS.

Terms of Office
Members of the Committee will serve two years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a consecutive two-year term. Terms will be staggered so that continuity will be maintained.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

There shall be at least seven (7) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS.

Terms of Office
Members of the Committee will serve two years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a consecutive two-year term. Terms will be staggered so that continuity will be maintained.

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Origin

Established in 1988.

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Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org