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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...
New Beta Phi Mu Professional Membership Category Announced
Congratulations to the September 2018 recipients of the Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members! The winners of the latest drawing are: Sara Zettervall (Beta Beta Xi Chapter, St. Catherine University); Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem (Beta Omega Chapter, University of South Carolina); Patricia Carroll (At Large, Dominican University); Sharon McQueen (Beta Rho Chapter, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee); and Laura Doan (Sigma Chapter, Drexel University). They will each receive $150 toward the expenses associated with a professional continuing education opportunity of their choice.
For more information and a link to the Sessa Scholarship Guidelines, see the Sessa Scholarship page.
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