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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 2020 Scholarship Season is Now Open!
The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 Scholarship Season. Applications are now being accepted for the following awards: 1) Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship for beginning LIS students, 2) Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship for School Library Media Service, 3) Harold Lancour Foreign Research Fellowship to support LIS research by a professional librarian, and 4) Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to support Ph.D. students working on their dissertation in LIS and related fields.
Applicants do not need to be members of Beta Phi Mu to apply for these awards. All application materials must be submitted online by the March 15, 2020 deadline. For more information, see: https://www.betaphimu.org/scholarships.html
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