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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...
2019 Sessa Lottery Now Open!
The lottery for 2019 Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members is now open! Beta Phi Mu members may register to be selected for one of ten $150 scholarships for a continuing education opportunity of their choice. Five winners will be selected at random in March and another five will be selected in September.
Beta Phi Mu members, please go to the Sessa Scholarship page for more information about the award, to read the Sessa Scholarship Guidelines, and to access the link to register for the lottery!
Many thanks to Library Juice Academy for sponsoring these awards!
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