In order to meet its new charge of keeping the BRASS web presence up-to-date and accurate, the committee has organized into teams of two members, with each team responsible for overseeing a particular section of the BRASS pages:
● BRASS Awards– Louise Feldmann; Shana Gass
● BRASS “Our Section“ – Naomi Hafter; Kate Joranson
● BRASS Events – Charles Lyons; Jill Markgraf
● BRASS Professional Tools – Monica Hagan; Robert Perrett
● BRASSPublications – Kaiping Zhang; Carol Smith
● BRASS main page – Hyun-duck Chung (BRASS Webmaster)
Please know that you may be hearing from the above committee members, as they will be reaching out to other BRASS committees with questions and suggestions about web content. Consider them your BRASS “webpage liaisons.”
If you have any web page updates to submit, please submit them via email to both BRASS Webmaster Hyun-Duck Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org) and myself (email@example.com). You can also submit your updates and suggestions to the above liaisons as appropriate.
The Committee kicked off 2011 with a comprehensive review of all BRASS pages. They met virtually on Wednesday, January 19 via Adobe Connect to share and discuss their findings. We have many page updates and corrections to make, but we ask that BRASS members be patient. The current Collage content management system for the ALA web site is a legacy system that is inefficient, slow (!), and increasingly incompatible with current operating systems. ALA is moving as quickly as possible to transition the association to Drupal, a superior and more user-friendly content management system. We hope to see this transition completed before the end of the year.
As always, the committee encourages you to submit your publications to the BRASS Member Publication List. This list is maintained on ALA Connect as a way to showcase our members’ publication activities and serve as a valuable resource for all BRASS members.
Carol Smith, 2010-2011 chair