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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!
Lottery registration for 2020 Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members is now OPEN. Beta Phi Mu members may register once between January 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 to be eligible for the drawing of 10 $150 Sessa Scholarships -- five to be awarded in March and five to be awarded in September.
Sessa Scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. Approved uses include attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by accredited LIS programs; and online or face-to-face continuing education workshops and classes sponsored by professional associations and approved continuing education providers. These awards are not intended to support conference attendance or the pursuit of a formal degree, such as a Ph.D. or second Master’s degree.
To see the full Guidelines and the link to register for the lottery, please visit: https://www.betaphimu.org/sessa.html
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