Dr. John M. Budd, professor emeritus of the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri (SISLT), has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the American Library Association's Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given in recognition of the achievement of a library school faculty member or another individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship. This annual award, which consists of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, is sponsored by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society.
For more information see the Beta Phi Mu Award page here.
The Spring/Summer 2020 edition of The Pipeline newsletter in now available! Read the latest news from our chapters, updates on policies, a member profile, and information about upcoming events!
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Partners in Teaching and Learning: Coordinating a Successful Academic Library Instruction Program by Melissa Mallon
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Instruction coordinators & directors in academic libraries may have a variety of titles and wear an entire wardrobe’s worth of hats, but we face many of the same challenges in developing, promoting, and evaluating our instruction programs.
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The Nominating Committee is preparing the ballot for the upcoming election. We invite your nominations, including self-nominations, for the office of Director on the Executive Board of BPM.
By April 15, send the nominee's name, chapter affiliation, and a resume to Elaine Yontz, firstname.lastname@example.org. If nominating someone other than yourself, please secure the nominee's permission before submitting. Contact Dr. Yontz for additional information.
We're pleased to announce the winners of the March, 2020 drawing for the Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members. This round's winners are:
Heather Arrington, Wayne State, At-Large
Laurie Fuentes, Texas Woman's University, Beta Lambda Chapter
Sarah Cruz Mendoza, University of South Florida, Beta Phi Chapter
Sara Quashnie, University of Illinois, Alpha Chapter
Katy Sternberger. Simmons University, Beta Beta Chapter
Each winner receives $150 toward an approved professional continuing education opportunity. Much thanks to Library Juice Academy for their generous support of these awards!
If you've registered for the Sessa lottery for 2020 and didn't win in this round, not to worry -- you're still in the lottery for the September drawing. If you are a Beta Phi Mu member and haven't registered for the lottery yet, there's still time to do so! For more information and to register for the lottery, visit: https://www.betaphimu.org/sessa.html
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
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