The Beta Phi Mu Executive Board expresses condolences to the family of Dr. Eugene Garfield following his death on February 26, 2017. Dr. Garfield will be remembered for his many accomplishments as a researcher and founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. As the international library and information studies honor society, Beta Phi Mu values the support and encouragement that Dr. Garfield provided for doctoral students to excel in research. The recipients of the Beta Phi Mu/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are one aspect of his legacy to the field.
Linda C. Smith
2016-2017 Beta Phi Mu President
Young Adult Literature, Libraries, and Conservative Activism by Loretta M. Gaffney is now available!
From the Preface to the book: [This book] "examines how librarians, teachers, cultural critics, and conservative library activists portray young adult (YA) literature and its readers. It analyzes public and professional discussions of YA in order to find points of agreement and contention and to bring a librarian's-eye-view to cultural criticism of teen media. It considers YA literature not simply as a body of literature written and published for a teen audience but also as a cultural signifier standing in for different constituencies' views of teenage reading."
Beta Phi Mu members receive a 20% discount on all Scholars Series titles from Rowman & Littlefield. See more information on our Scholars Series Titles webpage.
The Fall/Winter 2016 edition of Beta Phi Mu's newsletter, The Pipeline, is now available!
Features include a message from President Linda C. Smith, news of chapters, 2016 scholarship winners, member news, a rememberance of former Beta Phi Mu President and Executive Director Bill Summers, and an article about our re-designed website.
Visit the Newsletter page to read this current newsletter, as well as past issues.
Are you a librarian with a research interest in a country outside of North America? The Harold Lancour Scholarship for Foreign Study may be for you! this $1,750 scholarship is awarded to librarians for research or a special course of study to survey foreign libraries or programs outside North America, and/or to conduct research in a foreign country outside North America. For more information, see the Lancour Scholarship page on our website:
Beta Phi Mu 2017 Scholarship Season is Now Open!
Applications for all Beta Phi Mu scholarships and fellowships are now available. For more information, see the Scholarships page.
The Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2017 is being jointly presented by the Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table (http://www.ala.org/lrrt/) to recognize excellent research in progress into problems related to the profession of librarianship. Any ALA member is eligible for this $500 award, and all methodologies and research topics/questions are eligible for consideration.
The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017. Submissions must not have been published prior to January 31, 2017. The submissions will be limited to a 2,000-word abstract, excluding the bibliography or reference list, and should be emailed to Susan Rathbun-Grubb, Award Committee Chair – email@example.com
For more information, see the BPM/LRRT Research Paper Award page.
Please note the updated contact information below:
Beta Phi Mu Headquarters
PO Box 42139
Philadelphia, PA 19101
See the Contact Headquarters page for more information!
Congratulations to the six Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship winners, as well to the other scholarship winners for this season! For more details, see 2016 Scholarship Winners. The 2017 Beta Phi Mu scholarship season will open again on Nov. 15, 2016.
Beta Phi Mu held its annual business meeting and member reception in conjunction with ALA in Orlando. Congratulations to Laura Sanders and Robin Canuel, who are newly elected Directors, and to Bill Davis, who was elected to a second term as Director!
Thanks to all for your service to Beta Phi Mu!
Congratulations to Vicki Gregory, our new Vice President/President Elect, and to Em Claire Knowles, who was elected Director-at-Large in our recent election.
All by-laws changes on the ballot also passed.
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