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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...
Congratulations to the Winners of the Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members!
Congratulations to the first five recipients of the newly re-vamped Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members. The winners of the March drawing are: Alexa Hirsch Lalejini (Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter, Syracuse University); Adriene Galindo (Beta Beta Chapter, Simmons College); Kristin Hall (Beta Beta Xi Chapter, St. Catherine University); James Clark (Beta Phi Chapter, University of South Florida); and Monica Rudzinski (At-Large, Kent State University). They will each receive $150 toward the expenses associated with a professional continuing education opportunity of their choice.
Many thanks to Library Juice Academy for underwriting these scholarships!
Beta Phi Mu members who have registered for the lottery but did not win this time are still eligible for the September drawing. Beta Phi Mu members who haven't yet registered may do so any time between now and August 31st. Please do not register more than once as multiple submissions will result in disqualification. These scholarships are not based on need and are not competitive. They are a benefit of Beta Phi Mu membership and are awarded by lottery. For more information and a link to the registration form, see the Sessa Scholarship page.
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