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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...
Beta Phi Mu at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.!
Beta Phi Mu's Annual Business Meeting and Member Reception will take place in conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm, Marriott Marquis, Salon 12. For more information, see the 2019 Events page.
The Beta Phi Mu Award will be presented at the ALA President's Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 3:00-3:30pm
at the Washington Convention Center, Ballroom B/C. This year we are happy to announce that the Beta Phi Mu Award will be presented to Dr. Mirah J. Dow of Emporia State University!
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