You can read the new Fall/Winter 2021 edition of The Pipeline at https://www.betaphimu.org/news/the-fallwinter-2021-pipeline-newsletter-now-available
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. See https://www.betaphimu.org/sessa.html
The fall/winter 2020 edition of BPM Headquarters' newsletter The Pipeline is available at
The UB Information Science Department's annual Bobinski Lecture will be held Wed. April 1, 2020. Speaker Emily Drabinski will present "Critical Librarianship and the Problem of Empire" . You can find more detailed information as well as registration information here.
BPM has always been supportive of this event, so if you live in the Buffalo area and would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Brenda Battleson White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I'd like to welcome our new initiates from the 2019 graduating class: Rebekah E. Burke, Christine S. Fena, Gina Nortonsmith and Kelly Cheverko Palmese. Congratulations on your stellar academic work and dedication to the profession. WELCOME!
After receiving the necessary input regarding possible dates for a joint LIS Chapter Beta Phi Mu Board Meeting for the outgoing and incoming boards, Monday, December 11th works for everyone. The meeting will be held in the LIS Meeting Room which is Baldy 553 on the north campus and start the meeting at 7:00 PM.
This classroom has Skype capabilities. Please send your Skype username to Jim Tammaro (email@example.com) if you plan to attend remotely.
An agenda and past minutes will be circulated prior to the meeting.
From Jake Orlowitz, Wikipedia Library:
It's #openaccess week and The Wikipedia Library is taking part with a viral, microcontribution campaign called #OAwiki.
The idea is simple: go to the web app OAbot, review a citation with a closed access (paywalled) link, check the suggested open citation, and add the open link to the citation if it's a good fit.
This makes every citation on Wikipedia easier to access, read, and verify!
I'd love it if you would try out http://oabot.org.
Also if you could share in your networks and say something nice about it this week, we can push #openaccess even further!
I am pleased to announce the election results for the 2018 UB Beta Phi Mu Board.
President: Carolyn Klotzbach
Vice-President: Kelly Sallander
Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda Battleson White
Director: Catherine Dillon
The current board and newly elected board will have a brief meeting in Dec. to pass the reigns and to induct new members from the 2016 graduating year.
Many thanks for your participation.
Call for Nominations
For the Board of Officers for the Beta Delta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu
As per Article X of the Beta Delta Chapter Bylaws, it is time to call for nominations for elected offices on the Chapter’s Board of Officers. Article X states:
Nominations for the officers and three directors shall be made by a committee appointed by the president. Additional nominations may be made from the floor prior to the election. One director shall be nominated and elected from among the newly inducted members at the time of election.
The Nominations Committee is presently composed of the current Board and all positions on the Board are up for election. Those positions include: President, Vice-President/President-
In view of the above, nominations will accepted until Fri., Sept. 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern The names of the individuals nominated for office will then be distributed with any statements by the candidates via the Chapter’s listserv. The election will take place, via online ballot, from Wed. Sept. 27, 2017 through Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 at 5:00pm. An email link to the electronic ballot will be provided. I am attaching a list of the position descriptions for your reference.
The Nominations Committee is looking for a few good officers to lead the Chapter and “set the bar high”. Therefore, please consider nominating yourself or someone else to run for one of our chapter offices. Please ensure the person you are nominating WANTS to be nominated. 🙂
A brief bio should accompany the e-mail message containing the nomination. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please send an e-mail message with that information to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Sept. 22nd deadline. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
The video of the 2017 meeting held May 15, 2017 is now available at https://youtu.be/2pT0ogdjFBM. Included is a guest talk by Dr. Valerie Nesset.