BRASS Committees & Groups

BRASS Activity Committees

  • If BRASS members need to meet virtually, here's RUSA's page for Zoom.  
  • Committees are listed alphabetically
  • RUSA (not the BRASS webmaster) automatically updates all committee membership rosters in its domain.  

Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee 
Study, promote, and support the role of business reference in academic libraries.

Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee
Study, promote, and support the role of business reference in public libraries.

Business Reference Services Discussion Group Steering Committee
Sponsor discussions at the Midwinter and Annual Meetings.

Business Information Sources Committee
Study and identify the need for and improvement in business information sources both print and electronic, and promote communication between business reference librarians and the providers of business information.

Conference Program Planning Committee
Plan and produce the Section's annual conference program.

Education Committee
Study and review the educational needs of business reference librarians and other librarians involved in providing business reference services; explore and encourage the development of curriculum and continuing education programs.

Executive Committee 
Provide leadership, coordination and direction for BRASS, and to act for and by the authority of BRASS during the period between meetings.

Membership Committee
Serve as the public relations arm of BRASS, with the aim of promoting increased membership and retaining existing members in the section.

Nominating Committee
Arrange for nomination of candidates for offices of the Section and for other members of the BRASS Executive Committee.

Publications and Communications Committee
Provide advice and recommendations regarding BRASS publications to the Executive Committee; coordinate BRASS publication efforts and work with the RUSA Publications and Communications Committee through the BRASS Section Representative.

Section Review
An ad-hoc committee, not currently active.

Vendor Relations Committee
Encourage and develop relationships between BRASS and the private sector for the support of BRASS activities, education and services.

New Business Librarians Group
An interest group of business librarians within their first five years of professional work.  


Award Committees


BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award Committee (Sponsored by Global Financial Data)
Administer an annual award, supported by RUSA, that enables an individual new to the field of academic business librarianship in to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship Award Committee (Sponsored by Mergent)
Administer an annual award recognizing an individual who has distinguished him or her self in the field of business librarianship.

BRASS Public Librarian Support Award Committee (Sponsored by MorningStar)
Administer an annual award, donated by Morningstar, that will support the attendance at the ALA Annual conference of public librarians who are members of BRASS/RUSA, and to recruit public librarians as active members of BRASS.

BRASS Research Award Committee
Administer an annual award limited to an ALA member seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship.

BRASS Student Travel Award Committee (Sponsored by SimplyAnalytics)
Administer an annual award that enables a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to attend the ALA Conference.