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About Beta Phi Mu
Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies honor society, was founded at the University of Illinois in August, 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students.
In 1969, Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies. In 1997, Beta Phi Mu became affiliated with the American Library Association.
Our motto, Aliss inserviendo consumor, meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others.
Beta Eta Chapter
On February 16, 1974, approximately twenty members of Beta Phi Mu started the first chapter in Texas when they became charter members of the Beta Eta Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. They pledged to:
In keeping with these goals, Beta Eta Chapter has sponsored seminars, grants, and scholarships as well as a host of other "extras" that make a quality difference in the School of Information. Events sponsored by Beta Eta Chapter include:
over 400 graduates of GSLIS have joined Beta Eta Chapter and Beta Phi
of Information Sponsor: