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 latest 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.
Beta Phi Mu is pleased to announce the winners of the March, 2019 drawing for the Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members! The winners are:
Congratulations to all! Each of these winners will receive $150 toward the continuing education opportunity of their choice. Cristina Ramirez plans to use her award to take a Library Juice Academy course on "Creating an Oral History Project." Megan De Armond plans to do some online webinars or a Medical Library Association workshop to help further her career as a health sciences librarian. All recipients have one year to take advantage of their award.
Did you sign up for the Sessa lottery but didn't win this time? Not to worry -- you are still eligible for the September, 2019 lottery! If you haven't entered the lottery yet, you have until August 31, 2019 to do so. For more information or to register for the lottery, go to the Sessa Scholarships page at https://www.betaphimu.org/sessa.html
Beta Phi Mu is seeking a volunteer newsletter editor for its twice-yearly electronic newsletter, The Pipeline. Duties include:
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