Business Reference And Services Section (BRASS)


Welcome to BRASS, your station for expertise on all aspects of business reference.  Our members come from all kinds of libraries- public, academic, and corporate.

BRASS members, please log into the BRASS Community Page in ALA Connect for more content, including the Roster of members.  


Read the new Spring 2023 Academic BRASS Issue!


5 things to know about generative text AI tools... that might be outdated or upgraded by the time of publication
Natalia Tingle Dolan and Jennifer Freer

Supporting the career outcomes of professional programs: The relevance of portfolios and case studies for Masters of Marketing students in their job search
HD McKay

Outreach: Connecting the business school with library digital skills instruction
Emily Nickerson and Rich McCue

Financial institution commentary as a resource for LibGuides
William Parker

Overheard at the BRASS Mentorship Open Forums
Teddy Stocking

Text reads "Business Research Competencies."

Business Research Competencies

The Special Libraries Association, Business & Finance Division voted to endorse the Business Research Competencies, which was co-authored by representatives of BRASS and SLA.  The Competencies document has been updated to reflect that change, so get your PDF fresh copy of the Business Research Competencies today!  

The Business Research Competencies document is linked through the RUSA Guidelines By Topic page.  

Listen to the new Emerald & BRASS Podcast!

Setting The Playlist:  Interview with Ash Faulkner
Ash Faulkner, 2020 Emerald BRASS Research Award winner, talks about her exciting research project, Global Financial Literacy Study.

  See the business librarianship shop-talk happening on Twitter #bizref!