Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. 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. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from an American Library Association accredited professional degree program.
The San José State University School of Library and Information Science Beta Phi Mu chapter is called the Omega chapter. Each year by the last day in March the faculty will nominate eligible students from the previous calendar year SLIS graduates. This means that students who graduated in calendar year 2013 will be nominated and notified in March–April 2014.
Those students who accept the nomination may choose to be inducted into Beta Phi Mu either at ALA in the summer either in person or "in absentia" or via an online induction (date to be posted here when confirmed) .
For more information about Beta Phi Mu, including membership requirements, see http://beta-phi-mu.org/.
Beginning July 2012, there is a BPM Omega Chapter Executive Board. The officers are
President: John Jackson
Vice President/President Elect: Young Lee
Secretary/Treasurer: Julie Williams
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator: (Vacant)
Program Coordinator: Cynthia Mari Orozco
Membership & Liaison Coordinator: Liz Tarnove
Connect With BPM
- Contact BPM Omega chapter Executive Board
- Omega chapter faculty liaison: Kristen Rebmann
- National headquarters: beta-phi-mu.org/
- Beta Phi Mu on Facebook
- SJSU SLIS Beta Phi Mu nominees: Most recent list
Omega Chapter Members
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