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The International Library and Information Studies Honor Society
About Beta Phi Mu
Beta Phi Mu recognizes the scholastic achievement and leadership potential of LIS graduates, and fosters the values of scholarship, leadership, and service in its members.
Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from institutions where the American Library Association, or other recognized accrediting agency approved by the Beta Phi Mu Executive Board, has accredited or recognized a professional degree program.
Our name comes from the initials of the Greek words Bibliothekarios philax mathesis, meaning “librarians are the guardians of knowledge.” The insignia of Beta Phi Mu is the dolphin and anchor, mark of the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius. The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of the dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others. More...
Sessa Scholarship Lottery Now OPEN!
The lottery is now open for the new iteration of the Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members. These scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. A total of ten $150 scholarships will be granted in 2018 -- five in March and five in September. Please visit the Sessa Scholarship page for more information, and links to the Sessa Scholarship Guidelines and the lottery form.
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