The focus of this year’s BRASS Discussion Group was “New Media at the Reference Desk.” The meeting took place on June 26, 2011, at the Marriott New Orleans. The meeting was well attended and began with the BRASS business meeting, including announcements of the publisher’s forum, the BRASS program, the BRASS dinner, and a couple of business librarianship position openings. The meeting then continued on to a discussion of the impact that new media is having for business reference librarians. Discussion topics included how new media is complementing reference services, how it may be replacing other reference services, how it may be used to promote resources, some of the successes, and some of the challenges of using new media. The discussion shifted later in the meeting to include issues associated with online database resources. Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to a successful discussion.
Edward Hahn, Chair 2010-2012