2023 BRASS Public Librarian Support Award

BRASS Public Librarian Support Award Sponsored by Morningstar names John L. Amundsen, Business Librarian, Wilmette Public Library; Wilmette, IL 2023 winner


John L. Amundsen

The award committee members are particularly impressed by John L. Amundsen’s work implementing the “Strictly Business” Brand at Wilmette Public Library, where he has worked across departments to develop graphics and collaterals including a website and a local business blog.

While still a relatively new librarian, Mr. Amundsen is not new to ALA, having worked as a staffer for ALA for 12 years. He also holds an MBA in addition to his MLS. We are also impressed by Mr. Amundsen’s involvement in regional professional associations, most notably as co-chair of the Business Interest Group of Librarians in RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) and as a member of the Illinois Library Association’s (ILA) ILA Reporter Advisory Committee.

This annual award sponsored by Morningstar, offers a cash award for a public librarian, who has performed outstanding business reference service, and who requires financial assistance, to register at the ALA Annual Conference.

BRASS Public Librarian Support Award selection committee was Chaired by Ilana Stonebraker.