BRASS: Business Reference Services Discussion Group

Charge

To provide a forum for informal dialogue and idea exchange among those involved or interested in reference service to business clientele in an academic, public, or special library; to encourage informal contacts among business librarians; and to foster a group identity within ALA.

Roster

Zachary Grisham (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Emily Da Silva (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Chloe Dufour (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Zac Grisham (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Benjamin W. Hall (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Jennifer Horne (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Patricia E. Kenly (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Patricia E. Kenly (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jimmy McKee (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Elizabeth Nelson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Georgette Nicolosi (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Michael R. Oppenheim (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Blake Andrew Robinson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Penny L. Scott (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Bill Ladewski (RUSA Executive Director, October 8, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Ninah Moore (Staff Liaison, October 5, 2018, to October 4, 2050)

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Composition

Composition
There shall be at least five (5) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS to the Steering Committee.

Terms of Office
Members of the committee will serve for 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

Composition
There shall be at least five (5) members appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of BRASS to the Steering Committee.

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

Find us in Connect

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https://connect.ala.org/rusa/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=290ddbc4-ca01-4f7a-a98f-7cb690ec879e

Origin

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.

Get Involved

Already an ALA member?   Then please consider becoming a member of RUSA.  With a RUSA membership, you can join BRASS and as many other RUSA sections as you want at no extra charge. 

Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org