Contributed by Hollie Stevenson-Parrish
Steven (Steve) Cramer, business librarian, associate professor, and Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education for University Libraries at UNC Greensboro (UNCG), has been awarded the 2020 BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Sponsored by Mergent by FTSE Russell, the BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship Award was established in 1989 and offers $4,000 and a citation to a librarian that has distinguished themselves in the field of business librarianship. The selection of a recipient is accomplished through a review of written nominations by the BRASS Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship Committee.
As a Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education, Cramer teaches, inspires, and mentors students at UNCG who are in non-business disciplines to gain self-employment skills and experience in entrepreneurial ventures.
Cramer holds a master’s degree in library and information science from UNC Chapel Hill and a bachelor of arts degree in medieval and renaissance studies from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining UNCG, he served as the digital services librarian and business specialist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and as a librarian at Davenport College (now University) of Business in Holland, Michigan.