BRASS Education Committee

The BRASS Education Committee is planning a new preconference for the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim: “Mastering Business Acumen (MBA) in a Day: Business Concepts for Library Reference.” The last time we were in Anaheim, sixty librarians attended the Business Reference 101 preconference that focuses on business reference, business resources, and collection development. This new preconference will complement the Business 101 preconference and will provide librarians with a broad conceptual understanding of business support and business reference. We are expecting many participants.

We continue to update and improve theBest of the Best Business Websites (Free Resources) and the Selected Core Resources for Business Reference. Both resources can be accessed at

Committee members are currently writing reviews for this year’s winners of the Best of the Best Business Websites:

Chosen from our running list of over 120 websites in various disciplines, the committee is recognizing these three websites for the important and critical information they provide on employment and housing. Committee members’ reviews are scheduled to appear in the Winter 2011 issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ).

Please visit our ALA Connect page for more information about the BRASS Education committee.

Leticia Camacho, Chair 2010-2012