BREAKING NEWS: 2014 Best of the Best Business Websites winners announced

PHILADELPHIA—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selections for the 2014 Best of the Best Business Websites award. 

The Best of the Best Business Websites award recognizes outstanding free websites used by librarians in business reference services.  Since 2009, the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Education Committee has been selecting the top three Best of the Best Business Websites.

The 2014 winners are: ( is a nonprofit organization that assists small businesses through education and mentorship.  Their website provides access to free webinars, mentors, and business templates, as well as information on a range of business topics from franchising to customer service. ( is the website of the popular trade publication of the same name and provides articles and videos on a large variety of topics for entrepreneurs including marketing, legal, and innovation information. ( ). is written by the Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship team bloggers and provides information and resources on education, issues, and events for entrepreneurs, who they term as “people growing great ideas.”

The winners were selected by the ALA RUSA-BRASS Education Committee, whose members include Natasha Arguello, Chair, University of  Texas, San Antonio;  Leticia Camacho, Brigham Young University; Kim Bloedel, University of Iowa; Louise Feldmann, Colorado State University; Dan Hickey, Cornell University; Jared Hoppenfeld, Texas A&M University; Penny Huffman, Pennsylvania State University; Rhonda Kleiman, Library System of Lancaster County; Hiromi Kubo, California State University, Fresno; Peter McKay, University of Florida;  Tom Ottaviano, Cornell University; Lee Pike, University of Alabama; Susan Schreiner, Pittsburgh State University;  Christina Sheley, Indiana University.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need.  Not a member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership Learn more about the association

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