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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...
BPM at ALA in New Orleans
Beta Phi Mu Members! Join us for our Annual Business Meeting and Member Reception at ALA Annual in New Orleans! Our event will take place Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Le Meridien, Esplanade Ballroom 1 (#16 on the ALA hotel chart). There will be an election for new members of the Board of Directors, officer and chapter reports, an initiation for new members, and a special celebration of our 70th Anniversary. Dr. Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College will present the keynote address.
Please see our events page for more information and rsvp to email@example.com if you plan to attend. Please also let us know if you wish to be initiated or if you will be representing your chapter.
The Beta Phi Mu Award, which recognizes distinguished service to education for librarianship, will be presented on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Awards Ceremony, 3:00-3:30pm New Orleans Theatre B at the Morial Convention Center.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
PLUS: There is still time to vote in the 2018 online election -- see the voting page for more information.
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