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:
The Fall/Winter 2019-2020 edition of Beta Phi Mu's newsletter, The Pipeline, is now available! Please visit: http://www.betaphimu.org/newsletter.html to read the latest issue online! Included are:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2020 Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is Now Open
November 15, 2019
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:
For more information:
Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society:
Beta Phi Mu Membership Scholarship Information:
Executive Director, Beta Phi Mu
We're pleased to announce the winners of the September drawing for the Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members. This round's winners are:
Ann Chiu, University of Illinois, Alpha Chapter
Hilary Swett, San Jose State University, Omega Chapter
Kayla Kuni, University of South Florida, Beta Phi Chapter
Joshua Avery, SUNY Albany, At-Large
Alison Gregory,Clarion University, At-Large
Each winner receives $150 toward an approved professional continuing education opportunity. Much thanks to Library Juice Academy for their generous support of these awards. For more information, see: https://www.betaphimu.org/sessa.html
We're pleased to announce the publication of the lastest title in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series from Rowman & Littlefield: Collaborations for Student Success: How Librarians and Student Affairs Work Together to Enrich Learning by Dallas Long. This book looks at ways that academic librarians and student affairs professionals can partner together for student success. All Scholars Series titles are available to Beta Phi Mu members at a 20% discount. Read more about this title, and all of the Scholars Series titles, on the Scholars Series page.
The winners of the 2019 Beta Phi Mu scholarships and awards were announced at the BPM Business Meeting and Member reception held in conjunction with the American Library Annual Conference in Washington, DC. For complete information about all of the awards and winners, see the official press release.
Congratulations to all!
See pictures from Beta Phi Mu events at the American Library Association Annual Conference on the 2019 Events page!
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!
A new edition of The Pipeline, Beta Phi Mu's semi-annual newsletter, is now available! Check it out in the Newsletter section, under "Publications" on our website. We'd also like to say a special "Welcome!" to our new newsletter editor, Kirsten Lorenzen! We're excited about the new look that Kirsten has brought to The Pipeline and hope that you like it, too!
Beta Phi Mu members, please participate in our 2019 election! We'll be electing a new Vice President/President Elect and a new Director-at-Large for our organization. Go to the 2019 ballot and cast your votes today! Polls close at midnight, Tuesday, June 4th.
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