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 2022 Academic BRASS Issue!

Find your candidate: BI dashboards, Human resources students and the decision-making process
Joshua Been and Carol Schuetz

A business librarian’s experience with conducting a collections audit for diversity and inclusion
Nicollette Brant

So, a unicorn found you: Tips for managing an unexpected request for embedded librarianship from a faculty member
Alexandra Hauser

Building relationships to connect local Black-Owned businesses with university resources
Alexandra Howard

A review of the resource Google Dataset Search
Katherine Howell

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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!