BRASS Awards


BRASS Research Grant Award

For ALA members seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship.


BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship Award
Sponsored by Mergent by FTSE Russell

For an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of business librarianship.

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BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award 
Sponosred by Global Financial Data

For a successful librarian who is new to the field of academic business librarianship, in order to support their attendance to the ALA Annual Conference.


BRASS Public Librarian Support Award Sponsored by Morningstar

For a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service, and who requires financial assistance to attend the ALA Annual Conference.



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BRASS Student Travel Award
Sponsored by SimplyAnalytics

For a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program, to attend the ALA Annual Conference and to receive a one-year membership in BRASS. The applicant should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian.

Best of the Best Business Web Resources Award

Recognition for websites highly relevant to information professionals involved in providing business reference services. Criteria include the quality of content, ease of use, and technical execution.