That New Competencies Smell: Taking the RUSA Business Research Competencies for a Drive

Wednesday, 8/12/2020
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

Librarians who support business and adjacent disciplines are invited to learn about the newly minted Business Research Competencies (BRC). The BRC were recently approved by BRASS and RUSA Executive Boards, and they were endorsed by the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA B&F).

The BRC authors will demystify this document- how it's organized,what it covers, and how it fits into the landscape of competency documents. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and share ideas for how they might put the Competencies to use in their professional work. 

Attendees are encouraged to review the BRC in advance of the webinar:


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Better Understand the landscape of librarianship competency documents
  • Confidently navigate within the BRC
  • Name multiple ways that the BRC can be applied in professional practice

Who Should Attend

Librarians who support business and adjacent disciplines The BRC was written primarily to support this audience. 


Annette Buckley, Research Librarian for Business and Economics, University of California, Irvine

Shana Gass,  Business & Economic Librarian, Towson University

Rahn Huber, Owner, Business + Industry Intelligence



Registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $55
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $77

Group rate: $99 single login

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, RUSA will define a group as up to 20 staff from a single library system working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webinar broadcast. It will be the responsibility of the registrants to share the webinar login information with members of their staff who wish to participate

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Please ensure that you have internet connection. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat. 

For assistance for the deaf or hard of hearing, please send your request via email to Ninah Moore at by Friday, July 31, 2020


Questions abut your registration should be directed to

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!