John C. Gottfried, Editor
Message from the Chair
Hello BRASS members:
Once again we enjoyed a full slate of programming at ALA Annual. Las Vegas may have been hot and inconvenient, but it was productive for BRASS committees, as seen in the reports below, and it was a great location for our social events. I enjoyed visiting with everyone at the Friday Member Reception, the Awards Ceremony, and the Monday Dinner; I found the BRASS Discussion Group as enlightening as always; and the Preconference, Academic Forum, and Publisherâ€™s Forum were all well-attended and helped make the trip to the desert worthwhile. There was also an update from the BRASS/RUSA working group on guidelines for financial literacy education in libraries, and the BRASS Program â€œMad Men: The Business of Advertisingâ€ was a conference highlight.
BRASS continues to boast the best programming, best vendor support, and best people in all of ALA. Every organization has plenty of what I think of as â€œback seat volunteers.â€ BRASS is an organization of â€œfront seat volunteersâ€ and itâ€™s been a happiness for me to work with all of you during my year as Chair. Now, with Todd Hines taking the lead, I look forward to another great year for BRASS!
BRASS Chair, 2013-2014
Dear BRASS members:
I just wanted to briefly introduce myself, I’m currently BRASS Chair and my term runs through ALA Annual San Francisco. I also wanted to thank Andy for his service as Chair. BRASS is a strong, active organization because of all the hard work of its volunteers. Additionally, I wanted to remind everyone that there are no required BRASS Committee meetings at 2015 ALA Midwinter in Chicago (committees now meet virtually instead of at Midwinter).
I look forward to working with all of you over the next year.
BRASS Chair 2013-2014